Love coffee? Love travel? Well I have a match made in heaven: you + the aerobie aeropress.
I know, I know, a coffee maker made by a sports toy manufacturer doesn’t sound all that great, but don’t let first impressions deceive you. I have spent ages looking for a cheap and easy way to make good espresso. Everything I tried either made terrible espresso or was too messy/inconvenient/scary (yes scary) to use.
I literally stumbled across one of these babies at a local coffee shop and in a last ditch effort decided to try it out.
Coffee heaven I tell you. Deep, dark, rich espresso without all the trouble or expense. But don’t take my word for it, check out the reviews on amazon
So what does this have to do with travel you ask. One of my favorite things to do when traveling to other countries is try the coffee. I’m always amazed at how different it can taste from one place to another (And I still swear that the McDonald’s in Paris has better coffee than can be found just about anywhere in the United States). The problem is, I have to go to a restaurant to try coffee, when I’d really rather enjoy a cup in the morning in my room…sometimes a coffee maker is available at the vacation rental I’m staying at, but typically it doesn’t make great coffee.
So basically all those great coffees available in local grocery stores are off limits to me.
Not anymore. Not only does the aeropress make amazing coffee, it is tiny (and breaks down into pieces) and the filters are also small and easily pack-able. It also requires no electricity making it ideal for camping. All you need is a way to boil water and voila, you are enjoying coffee from the area in the comfort of your own (temporary) home.
Oh and it cleans up like a dream…just pop out the grounds, give it a quick rinse and you are done.
And in the spirit of coffee travel love, there are a few links you might like: