8 Coffee Travel Accessories for the Avid Traveller
Coffee is an essential part of any keen travellers’ lifestyle. Whether it’s having that first morning brew overlooking unforgettable landscapes whilst on a camping trip or getting a much-needed coffee before those early departure times, coffee and travel go hand in hand.
However, often individuals traipsing the globe don’t have access to a coffee shop (unless you happen to be exploring one of the world’s coffee hotspots such as Italy) or the luxuries of electric to make a brew, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! There are loads of travel accessories out there for coffee lovers to ensure that no matter where you are in the world, you’re always getting your coffee fix. Keep reading to find out what our top 8 are, from thermal travel mugs to travel coffee makers…
2. Portable manual coffee grinder
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.
3. Collapsible coffee drip
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!
4. Thermal travel mug
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.
5. Coffee travel kit
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.
6. Cafetiere travel mug
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!
7. Coffee Joulies
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?
8. Travel kettle
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.