Photo by @johnstonsjourneyThe AeroPress is one of our favorite brewing methods when it comes to making coffee on-the-go. The lightweight design is perfect for throwing in your backpack to carry a hike, stroll on the beach, or even a breakfast picnic at the park. The AeroPress provides a fresh, clean cup of coffee without the over-extracted flavor of other brewing methods. Think of it as a more durable and portable french press that cleans up quickly and creates an incredibly smooth cup. Here's a few tips on how to brew coffee with an AeroPress to get you well on your way to becoming a fabulous outdoor barista.
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Brewing coffee outdoors doesn't mean you need to use pre-ground or instant coffee. For the freshest cup possible, bring whole beans and grind them with a hand grinder right before you brew. We recommend the Hario Skerton Grinder for its lightweight design and precise grind. It only takes a few minutes to grind your beans by hand and it's well worth the effort for a rich and flavorful cup. Freshness is measured in seconds. This is why it's important to use freshly-ground coffee no matter where you explore this spring.
Photo by The Golden StateIf you ever wanted to be a cowboy, now is the time to live out that dream by brewing your coffee the way cowboys did fireside. Cowboy coffee is ideal if you don’t want to carry any extra coffee equipment. You just need a stove (or fire), water, coffee grounds, and a pot. First, take out your pot and add 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 6-8 oz. of water. Bring this mixture to a boil then take the pot off the heat. Now, add 2-4 tablespoons of water to help the grounds settle. Your coffee grounds will fall to the bottom and you can pour yourself a homemade cup of coffee. Pro tip: Make sure you pour the coffee slowly for your grounds to remain at the bottom of the pot.