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A Traveller’s Guide to Brewing Good Coffee on the Move

17 Feb A Traveller’s Guide to Brewing Good Coffee on the Move

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Two of the average American’s favourite things are coffee and travelling – in fact in 2016, a record breaking number of Americans jetted off overseas.

Travelling is a great way to broaden your horizons and see and experience some amazing things, but there’s one thing that just isn’t always amazing; the coffee.

But not to worry – read on for seven ways to brew good coffee yourself on your travels so you’re never left drinking horrible instant coffee!

1.Take Your Coffee Machine with You

At first glance, you might look at this and think what? But if you’re going somewhere where you don’t need a whole lot of luggage and your coffee maker will fit in, then why not? You’ll be guaranteed great coffee.

2.Run a Water Only Cycle First

If you’re staying in a nice hotel, you’ll probably find there is a coffee maker for your use rather than just a kettle and instant coffee. But unless your hotel is super nice, chances are, the machine will be old and not brilliant.

By running a cycle of water only first, you prime the machine for use and get the water heated up in advance, which leads us nicely into our next point.

 

3.Use Pre-Heated Water

Often, the problem with older machines is that it just doesn’t get the water hot enough. This is easily solved by filling the machine up with hot water rather than cold water. And if you’ve followed the tip above, you already have a full pot of hot water, which you can now use to fill the coffee machine back up with.

4.Carry Your Own Coffee Beans

No matter how good a coffee machine is, if the quality if the beans used is questionable, your coffee isn’t going to taste good. Carry your own beans to ensure you always have a flavourful cup of coffee, just the way you like it.

5.Use a French Press

One of the easiest ways to have a great cup of coffee without having to bring your own machine, is to bring a lightweight machine instead. A French Press is a great idea. It’s lightweight and it makes good tasting coffee, so it’s a win win situation.

6.Use a Single Cup Dripper

Even smaller and more lightweight than the French Press is the single cup dripper. This tiny little plastic dripper will even slip in your handbag if your suitcase is too full. They’re so cheap, you can just leave it behind when you’re finished with it. The only downside to this is how long it takes – it’s not great if there are two or more of you travelling together.

7.Use an Aero Press

Another lightweight option, the AeroPress fits over a single cup and then you simply press down and fill your cup. The aero press is a great option if you are travelling alone.

 

Whichever of these tips you use, you are guaranteed to get a decent cup of coffee wherever your travels take you. And the amazing things you’ll see and do will more than make up for the odd bad cup of airport coffee!

 

 

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    Iuliana Marchian
    Posted at 12:14h, 05 March Reply

    I can enjoy a lot drinking a good coffee wherever I go, but I must admit that I am terrible at making coffee myself. I like the smell of brewed coffee but I always prefer to buy it. However, your post has proven to me that it’s not actually so complicated to do all this things on your own. I’ll take a deep thought on to this subject. Thanks for sharing.

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    Iuliana Marchian
    Posted at 12:14h, 05 March Reply

    I can enjoy a lot drinking a good coffee wherever I go, but I must admit that I am terrible at making coffee myself. I like the smell of brewed coffee but I always prefer to buy it. However, your post has proven to me that it’s not actually so complicated to do all this things on your own. I’ll take a deep thought on to this subject. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mary
    Posted at 15:51h, 05 March Reply

    I only recently started appreciating and drinking coffee and I think it’s because all the previous times I’ve had coffee it was truly horrible tasting. Best coffee I’ve ever had was surprisingly in Tokyo but I have a real interest now and seeing what it takes to make a good cup.

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    LaiAriel Samangka
    Posted at 17:52h, 05 March Reply

    I love coffee a lot and this is I guess makes me really happy. Anyway, I haven’t heard about French Press and it seems to be really handy and a great help for coffee lovers like me. I will surely check this in the market. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    Francesca Murray
    Posted at 21:52h, 05 March Reply

    Ohh coffee lover over here! Can’t believe I’ve never heard of a single cup dripper. I’m googling it right now. I’ve also learned the hard way over the years to bring my own beans or instant for emergency purposes haha

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    Stella Jane
    Posted at 14:17h, 06 March Reply

    These are great suggestions. I have a hard time getting up in the morning without coffee and when I stay in a hotel that has no coffee machine it bums me out. I always travel solo so the Aero press seems like a great choice. Thanks for the tip!

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