Over the years, I've taken many trips where I've been disappointed with the terrible coffee offered in hotels – especially the in room coffee. The last thing you want when you first wake up on vacation is bad coffee – yuck! Luckily, it's never been easier to make great coffee yourself while on the road. All you need are a few simple things..
i) The Clever Dripper - This simple brewing device is great for travelling because it's light, durable, and easy to use.
ii) Bonavita travel kettle – A compact kettle that holds 0.5l of water – just enough for 2 cups. It reaches its boiling point in a flash!
iii) Paper coffee filters – Size #4 works well with The Clever Dripper.
iv) A grinder – I use a small blade grinder. Not the best for consistency, but 'steep and filter' coffee is quite forgiving with respect to grind size. If you're really looking to travel lightly, you could consider pre-grinding the amount you need ahead of time – but I would only consider this for short trips.
v) Travel mugs
vi) Coffee!!! - Fresh roasted C2CC coffee preferably ;)
Stash these goodies in your suitcase and you’ll never have to settle for bad hotel coffee again!