There is nothing worse in this world than hotel room coffee. That stale bag of pre-ground coffee that’s been sitting in the bag for who-knows-how-long brewed in a cheapo coffee pot that’s nowhere near the right water temperature.
Not the way to start your day.
We’d always recommend trying to find a great local coffee spot first, but sometimes you’re just out in the middle of nowhere or you don’t have easy transportation.
We have the solution. Check out this Aeropress how to video we did on a recent vacation:
Keep reading for more details on our setup and how we do this:
After testing and traveling with several different coffee setups, we’ve found that the easiest and most convenient way to go is a simple Aeropress and a Hario Ceramic Slim coffee grinder. A couple of great advantages to this method:
We’re not brewing coffee for a barista championship here – keep it simple! The goal in this Aeropress how to is to make better coffee than we can get in the hotel.
Also, we’re trying to pack light. If I didn’t care about how much gear I was traveling with, I’d be packing my espresso machine. As it happens, your gear probably needs to fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, so we’ve gotta keep it simple.
To keep it as simple as possible, we’re going to bypass taking an electric kettle with us. If you’re going by car or private jet, you might want to consider adding that in. For our purposes, we’ll make use of the in-room coffee pot to heat our coffee.
We’re also going to leave our scale at home. I kinda like that the Hario Ceramic Slim grinder holds almost exactly enough in the hopper for two Aeropresses of coffee. That’s close enough for me.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that. The only addition you might need is a coffee mug. Some less expensive hotels have