But as great as a weekend away or Christmas in a cosy new location sounds, the idea of drinking instant coffee sachets from a hotel room, Airbnb or your Nan’s kitchen cupboard probably sounds more like a staycation from hell than a relaxing getaway. Because – let’s face it – being away from your kitchen means being away from all your favourite coffeebrewinggear – a living nightmare in itself.
But you don’t have to put up with terrible quality coffee just because you’re away from home. All is not lost! There is a solution that means you can enjoy your holiday whilst still sipping on your favourite cup of Joe that’s been brewed to perfection, just the way you like it. And we’re here to bring them to you…
Here are our top 5 coffee accessories all coffee lovers should be packing in their staycation (or vacation) suitcase this season:
A hand grinder– you might have a state-of-the-artcoffee grinder, such as theBaratza Sette 270 Grinderor theSage Smart Grinder Proat home, but unless you’re up for travelling, well, heavy, then these bad boys are likely to be staying put. As a result, you’re likely to be looking for something a little less, bulky. We love theRhino Small Hand Grinderfor all our travelling needs. It may be small, but we can assure you it is mighty and is perfect for grinding coffee beans at any point on your trip, making it the perfect travel companion. It comes complete with its own carry case and has been designed specifically to work in harmony with yourAeroPress Coffee Maker(more on that later!)
Coffee grounds storage jar– theComandante Polymer-Glass Bean Jaris the perfect travel solution to storing your beans in when travelling. This lightweight jar comes in a variety of colours and is a safe and gentle way to store your precious coffee beans. They are relatively small though, so if you’re away for a little longer you might prefer to look at theFellow Atmos Coffee Storageas it comes in a variety of different sizes so you’ll never run out of your favourite brew! These are also great for keeping your coffee fresh by locking out the oxygen so there’ll be no stale holiday brews for you.
AeroPress– there are many reasons we recommend theRhino Small Hand Grinderas the grinder for your travels, but as mentioned earlier, besides its functionality and compact size, it can also grind coffee straight into theAeroPress Go Coffee Maker. This handy bit of kit has been specifically designed for coffee lovers on the go, and comes in an even more compacted form than theAeroPress Coffee Maker. Whether you’re off to the Alps, hiking in the mountains or setting somewhere a little warmer, the AeroPress and Rhino Hand Grinder will have you brewing in the great outdoors with ease. Fabulous coffee with a fabulous view – what could be better?
Travel Mug– is there any point going to all this effort to take your coffee with you on your holiday if it can’t leave your room? You might enjoy a bit of the ‘getting back to basics’ feel, but you’ll still need something to sip from! And that’s where theFellow Carter Move Mugcomes in. This sleek mug looks fabulous and has a built-in splash guard, meaning no spills on those hiking expeditions we mentioned! TheFellow Carter Everywhere Mugalso makes a great travel mug, as it keeps your coffee warm for 12 hours – or yourcold brewcold for 24 hours, depending what type of holiday you’re on.
Good quality coffee– there’s little point in investing in decent coffee gear if you aren’t going to invest in the quality of the coffee you drink. And here atCoffee Hitwe have the perfect solution to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best brews in town – do we ever let you down?
So, there you have it! 5 essentials you need to be inviting along for your seasonal getaway this year. Say goodbye to instant coffee sachets from your hotel room. Say hello to your favourite brew wherever you go – because it’s never time to compromise on coffee.