Photo courtesy of Black Rifle Coffee Company.
Off-the-grid excursions often require a significant amount of time away from using our favorite at-home coffee brewing devices. But adding the AeroPress coffee maker to your go-bag is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to continue enjoying your favorite roast while on the fly.
This lightweight device is easy to pack while exploring the backcountry, but having an AeroPress Go conveniently stashed in carry-on luggage can also save travelers from having to rely on hotel room coffee.
While a simple “AeroPress” word search on YouTube will result in many helpful tips on the different brewing techniques to use with this device, half the fun of packing in a portable coffee maker like this often comes down to a bit of trial and error. I mean, who doesn’t love a little manual labor, right?
Black Rifle Coffee Company CEO Evan Hafer walks us through his personal brewing tips using the AeroPress coffee maker. The five-minute trial-by-fire tutorial filmed by the BRCC Coffeeheads team gives new users a solid starting point for brewing a great cup of coffee without having to break out your scale or electric coffee grinder.
Using a simple two-finger rule to measure out 30 grams of coffee, Hafer lets us in on his tricks, which include a useful technique of inverting the AeroPress when developing a brew.
“Most of the time, I am using the AeroPress when I am out and about, so I’m not weighing anything,” Hafer explains. “All I am doing is adjusting grinds and water to come up with the appropriate profile that I want.”
So while going on epic adventures often means giving up the comforts of home — including home-brewed coffee — the AeroPress makes it a little easier to get a quality cup while on the go, whether in the backcountry or just an ill-equipped hotel room.
Kelly Getzelman is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die Magazine. A retired Navy SEAL chief petty officer, Getzelman has nearly two decades of special operations experience and is always ready to ship out on his next epic coffee adventure.
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