You know it, you are on a camping site or spend the night in a hotel. It's a beautiful morning, the morning you've been longing for for a long time. Only something is missing, which makes that beautiful morning just perfect. A freshly brewed cup of coffee on a beautiful morning. But unfortunately there is no coffee maker close by. You're in luck because we have found several solutions for the travelers among us.
We will discuss how you can still drink coffee in different ways while you are on a journey. We will also tell you a secret that you should not do if you want to drink delicious coffee while traveling.
We will have to start at the beginning. A large part of coffee consists of water, so a lot of attention will have to be paid to it. Don't underestimate the importance of water in brewing a perfect cup. Because a large part of coffee consists of water, it is important that you carry out this step as perfectly as possible!
To start with the quality of the water
You would think simple right? Just get a little water from the tap and you're done. NO unless you are sure that the tap water in the place you are visiting is fresh. There are plenty of countries in the world that do not offer purified water from the tap as they do in the Netherlands. In that case, we recommend that you purchase a bottle of water from a local store.
Temperature of the water
We recommend that you keep the water between 92 and 96 degrees.
When the temperature is between 86 and 89 degrees, bitter particles remain in the coffee and most coffee lovers prefer not to. Is the water too hot? Then we recommend that you transfer the coffee to a metal jug, which ensures that the coffee decreases by approximately 6 degrees.
Brew in a historical way
This is a way of brewing coffee that the campers used a lot in the past.
You simply fill a metal pitcher or pan with water and then place it on a grid over the fire. Then you throw a desired amount of ground coffee into the metal pan or jug and wait 5 to 10 minutes. Then you're done and you've brewed a fresh cup of coffee in a truly historic way!
With our Presso X
We sell the perfect solution for the people who like to drink coffee while away from home. Simply put, the Presso X is a travel coffee maker that allows you to make hot coffee wherever and whenever you want. This device is as small and light as you can imagine. This makes it suitable for any travel bag or suitcase!
It works simply: you put a Nespresso capsule (or B-brand thereof) in the cupholder. Then you turn the device over and add water to the water cabin. When you have done this, simply click on the start button. Now you will have to wait 4 minutes before the water is at a perfect temperature. And if this is the case, you will hear a beep and the coffee light will light up.
A freshly brewed cup of coffee in a matter of 2 minutes. And that wherever and whenever you want!
By means of a vacuum pot
We think this is a creative and special method for brewing coffee and you will quickly notice why. With this method you ensure that water starts to mist and therefore mixes with ground coffee. This entire process takes place in two pots stacked on top of each other.This method takes a lot of time and we certainly don't recommend it, because it causes a lot of mess and it takes a while to master this art! The result doesn't really taste like it either, we can only recommend this if you have nothing to do for an afternoon Or if you would like to show that you can make coffee in the craziest ways.
With a filter
There are many types of filters that work well once for making coffee whilewhile you are travelling. These filters are simple to use but require gegrinding coffee beans. You hold the filter above the mug and then pour the ground coffee into it. After this, you pour hot water into the filter so that no dirty bittere particles end up in the coffee.
Disadvantages of these filters are that they have a very short lifespan and that they do not always filter all the residue perfectly, so that you can encounter bitter particles in the coffee.
What not to do
Most coffee aficionados among us have their favorite coffee mug at home that they want to use for every freshly brewed cup of coffee they brew. If you are going to travel, this is a no-go!
The mugs are probably heavy and you certainly don't want to keep that with you all day. Also, the walls of the mug are most likely not made of heat-retaining material, which could make your coffee cold quickly.
We would like to refer you to our portable coffee machine de Presso X..