Best travel coffee machines and Espro Press

Check out Instagram today. It seems that whoever doesn't post at least one moment of coffee preparation somewhere in the woods on the internet, doesn't exist. I don't know about you, but I actually quite like this fashion.


But what do such travelers, hikers, bikers, climbers, hikers, and just any hikers need to make good coffee? And how do they make it at least as good (or better?) than the coffee they usually make at home?

Great coffee even in the middle of the forest

There are a lot of coffee makers on the market today, if we can call them that, that are directly designed to be packed into a backpack and taken somewhere in the countryside. They're light, portable and practical to use and maintain.

But the principles on which these things work are different. Today, let's take a look at themost interesting travel coffee makers worth checking out.

Aeropress GO

If you're reading this blog, you've probably heard of the Aeropress. But it hasn't been that long since Aerobie came up with an improvement. They've shrunk the whole thing down a bit, hidden it in a decent and functional cup, and sealed it with a red lid.

The Aeropress has been given a facelift that makes it a truly compact coffee machine for on-the-go use. And speaking for myself and from personal experience - if you like filter coffee and travel, this is an absolute must-have.

Recipe for making coffee in the Aeropress GO

You will need:

  • 15.3 grams of medium coarse ground coffee
  • 225 ml of water

Procedure:

  1. Place the paper filter in the strainer, place it on the Aeropress GO and rinse with a little hot water.
  2. Place the Aeropress on the cup and add the coffee.
  3. Quickly pour in 225 ml of almost boiling water.
  4. Stir back and forth three times and put the plunger on the Aeropress to build up pressure.
  5. After a minute, remove the plunger and stir again.
  6. Return the plunger to the Aeropress and press the coffee into the cup. The total extraction time should not exceed 1:30 min.

The recipe comes from two-time Finnish Barista Champion Jarno Peräkylä.


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Trinity Zero

The Trinity Zero is a pocket coffee machine. And when I say pocketable, I mean pocketable. It comes from Australia and weighs just 100 grams. And the whole thing is actually a cross between an Aeropress and a coffee pump. For those of us who save every gram on the go, it's the perfect partner for making great coffee.


You could readthe recipe for making coffee in the Trinity Zero in this article. But let's recap.


Recipe for making coffee in Trinity Zero

You will need:

  • 18 g of coffee ground to medium coarseness
  • 250 - 300 ml of water

Procedure:

  1. Pour the coffee into a sieve.
  2. Put it on and secure it by turning it to the TZ.
  3. Place the TZ on your travel cup.
  4. Pour hot water over the coffee up to the marked mark.
  5. Close the Trinity Zero with the lid.
  6. Allow the coffee to bloomfor approximately half a minute .
  7. Slowly and repeatedly press the plunger on the lid.
  8. Top up the prepared coffee with 100 - 200 ml of hot water.

Espro Travel Press

The Espro press comes from the Canadian company Espro, which has combined a high-quality stainless steel double-walled thermos with an innovative French press.

TheEspro Travel Press is unique in the double filter/meshused, which virtually erases the basic problem of the French press - the prepared coffee separates perfectly from the logger when pressed . What's more, it's so fine that only the minimum amount of ground coffee penetrates the coffee.

If you haven't heard of theEspro Press , come on over to our eshop or watch the video.


Learn how to brew coffee in an Espro press directly on the manufacturer's website.


What to watch out for?

There are a lot of sad moments in life. Like when you go on a trip to the mountains, pack your travel coffee kit and somewhere in the middle of the hills you find you have nothing to light your brewer or that you left your cup at home.

So always make sure that:

  • you have all the components of your coffee machine, grinder, brewer, etc.
  • you have enough paper filters
  • you have enough water
  • youhave enough coffee
  • you have tightened the water or coffee thermos sufficiently and correctly

And the best thing to do is to simulate the whole brewing process and see what you can use at home. Oh, and always take a little more coffee. What if you meet someone on the trek you'd like to invite for coffee?

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