Build A Portable Coffee Kit For Better Brews While Travelling

Travelling sucks when you know the only coffee you'll have access to is burned or comes from a convenience store. The folks at Mistobox suggest assembling a portable coffee "travel kit" to pack and take with you (along with some fresh beans!) so you're never without a quality cup.

Travelling can be hard and expensive enough. A little pre-planning can save your wallet and your sanity some hassle. The folks at Mistobox suggest packing a slim mill grinder, a stainless steel reusable filter and an Aeropress (which we've raved about before) into a coffee "go bag" that you stuff in your luggage when you hit the road.

(Full disclosure: Mistobox sells the travel kit they describe, but it's cheaper to buy the components piecemeal on your own.) Of course, you'll need some beans too and fold-over paper or opaque zipper bags are best to keep small amounts of coffee fresh.

With luck, the whole kit won't take up much space and will pay for itself in savings from cafes. While they suggest shopping around for good cafes where you're going as well, the coffee kit makes sure you won't spend extra cash on coffee, and makes sure you'll have a cup you love anywhere you go, anytime.

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    You should also bring your own toilet paper, and nanny to wipe your arse.

    If I have to travel long enough to justify carrying this, then the beans will not be staying fresh enough.

    I know it sounds a bit OTT, but having spent two years in Melbourne my aeropress was a godsend on a recent visit home to the UK. Nothing but poorly made, bitter coffee available anywhere (except one cafe near Carnaby Street staffed by Australians). I didn't bother with a grinder and my own beans because you can get half decent ground coffee in most towns, but it was a massive improvement on what I could buy, and on the instant provided in hotel rooms!

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