5 ideas to make coffee while traveling
You cannot use ready-made coffee cans when you are too familiar with enjoying coffee brewed from the machine. Well then, having a good coffee while traveling can be challenging if great coffee shops are miles away from your stop. The best thing to do in this case is to make a cup of joe on your own. So, what’s the solution? That is to prepare handy, compact coffee gadgets and do as our instructions below.
The cowboy coffee method
The cowboy coffee method is often used in backpacking trips or camping sessions. When everyone gathers around a campfire and starts telling stories, having a cup of coffee will make everything even more warm and wonderful. As it is a brewing way when going on a picnic, the necessary items are extremely simple and easy to find. All you need is a pot or simply a small portable kettle.
- Put 300ml of water in a pot or kettle.
- When the water boils, add 30 grams of coffee, stir one turn, cover and remove the pot from the heat.
- Wait about 4-5 minutes for the coffee to be soaked in hot water.
- Open the lid (not stir) and wait another 2 minutes for the coffee powder to settle to the bottom.
- Pour lightly and enjoy while still warm.
Cold Brew has been well-known for quite some time. Its name refers to a form of brewing in which the entire coffee is steeped in cold water. Many records show that this method was invented by merchants on ships because they simply needed a safe brewing method, without using fire. The taste of Cold Brew coffee is gentle, but still rich in caffeine.
- Put 30 grams of coffee in the pot.
- Pour 300ml of cold water into the jar.
- Cover the jar and incubate for 8-10 hours.
- Tie the cloth to the pot and filter the coffee.
- Add ice, sugar, and fresh milk as you like.
With a French Press, you only need hot water and ground coffee to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Thanks to being fully soaked in hot water, the coffee flavor is very unique and bold. In addition, they also help you create milk foam for cappuccino and make hot tea. Since this is a compressed coffee maker, you should choose a medium ground coffee powder so that it does not get mixed in the coffee.
- Put boiling water in the pot to warm for 1-2 minutes.
- Put the coffee powder in the pot.
- Pour boiling water in, and stir with a spoon.
- Cover the lid loosely at the top, do not compress. Leave for 4 minutes to give the coffee enough time to extract.
- After 4 minutes, slowly press down on the coffee filter.
- Drink immediately while the coffee is still hot to experience the full flavor.
The AeroPress looks like a giant cylindrical syringe, with a plunger blocking one end and a paper coffee filter at the other. This way, coffee grounds will be brewed first, then filtered by the drip method. The finished coffee will have a strong taste and smooth texture.
For one serving, we can mix 15g of coffee with 200ml water.
- Step 1: Place the filter cap in the plastic cover.
- Step 2: Place the Aeropress pot upside down on the flat surface, then pour the coffee into the pot.
- Step 3: Pour boiling water into the pot in a ratio of 2:1, for example, 15g of coffee with 30g of water.
- Step 4: Use the spoon to stir gently, then wait 30 seconds for the coffee to expand.
- Step 5: After the coffee expands, pour the remaining boiling water into the pot and wait for 1 minute.
- Step 6: While waiting, wet the lid and filter paper with boiling water, and rinse over the coffee cup or vessel.
- Step 7: After one minute, use chopsticks to stir around 10 times.
- Step 8: Close the lid on the pot.
- Step 9: Turn the Aeropress over and attach it to the coffee pot, start pressing like a French press. Bear in mind, if you can press easily, you have done the right thing!
The Moka Express coffee maker is a product that was invented a long time ago and has hardly undergone many modifications since the first version until today. Made of high-quality aluminum material and a simple structure, Moka Express is extremely durable.
- Pour water into the lower body of the tank so that the water level does not exceed the valve.
- Grind about 20g of ground coffee (best to use medium-ground coffee) and put it in a filter. Flatten the coffee on the hopper but do not press.
- Fasten the two warmers together. Be sure to install the filter in the correct direction.
- Place the coffee pot on the stove and set the heat to medium.
- When the coffee starts to flow in the kettle, remove it from the stove. Use a spoon to stir the coffee so that the aromas are mixed together. Do not heat for too long.
- Pour into cups and enjoy!