For the coffee connoisseur on the go, you simply can’t be without a hand-powered espresso maker. They’re easy to use, just add any coffee ground you like, hot water and then the piston will pump out your espresso. Plus, their compact size ensures they’re small enough to fit in a backpack too.
If you like your beans fresh, then a portable manual coffee grinder is a must have. These handy gadgets come with a manual crank, so no electricity’s required, making them perfect for those remote trips away from the hustle and bustle.
A collapsible coffee drip is perfect for camping trips as they’re super simple to use and fold away so they’re easily stored in a backpack. Just put the drip over your mug, insert the coffee filter and chosen grounds, then pour in hot water and you’re good to go!
Any traveller who’s fond of a brew understands the value of a good quality thermal travel mug. Perfect for when you’re off on a long hike or a road trip and don’t have the time or resource to stop on the way, these travel coffee cups are designed to keep your coffee hot so you can enjoy it whenever and wherever you want it. There are loads of great thermal travel mugs on the market and some even boast that they’ll keep your coffee hot for up to 25 hours.
If you’re a coffee lover that’s a little particular about how their brew is served, a coffee travel kit may be just what you’re looking for. These handy kits usually come in compact carry cases, so they’ll keep everything you need for your blend together at all times – ideal for backpacks or suitcases. A coffee travel kit will generally contain some, if not all of the following items: hand grinder, travel coffee cups, travel kettle, coffee thermos, travel coffee maker and a carry case.
These cafetiere travel mugs are ideal if you’re looking to enjoy French press coffee on the go. Great for campers or those frequently on the move, these are small enough to fit in a suitcase and they’re also extra convenient due to the fact they double as a travel coffee cup. Featuring a plunger on top, all you need to do is add your grounds, hot water – milk and sugar too if that’s your preference – leave to brew, then plunge and enjoy straight away!
Coffee Joulies are an innovative creation designed to cool down your coffee, then keep it at the optimum drinking temperature for longer. All you need to do is place them in your cup, add the hot coffee, then the capsules will absorb the heat and store it inside, only releasing the heat when the beverage reaches the ideal temperature. Think about watching the sunrise over a breath-taking mountain-scape, all the while sipping on a coffee that stays at the perfect temperature, really allowing you to savour the moment – sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it?
No camping trip is complete without a travel kettle. These are perfect for enjoying your favourite Nescafé blend on remote mornings and are much easier than having to heat water in a saucepan and then try and carefully pour it without getting it everywhere! There’s a huge variety of travel kettles out there, some of which sit on top of a camping stove and others are designed to work with campfires. If space is of an issue there are also collapsible ones available too, the ideal option for backpackers as they can simply be folded up and packed away. That’s our list of top 8 coffee accessories and gadgets for travellers. If you want to find out what coffee gadgets are available for home use, check out our article on essential coffee accessories, next.