My family and I recently traveled on a tour of the New England area. Unfortunately if you're into coffee, you realize that hotels don't serve the greatest brew while traveling. Here's your guide to having great coffee while traveling.
What you'll need:
4. Hot water (usually complimentary in hotel lobbies)
Grab your Hario and place the filter.
Grab your portable ceramic burr grinder
Mine is still going strong even after I use if almost every morning. It much quieter than other burr grinders especially if you don't want to wakeup the kids...or even worse, your wife! Put your beans in the grinder and get a good shoulder workout from grinding all those beans! Figure out your correct grind size for appropriate extraction. This will take a few batches to get right but you can do it! You can use a scale to get precise grams of beans per cup. I have done it enough times so I can eyeball it and still make a great cup of coffee.
After a couple minutes of exercise and the uplifting scent of freshly ground beans, you're ready for the payoff pour over!
Place your beans in your filter. Don't forget to rinse your filter first to get rid of the paper taste and this will help the filter cling to the cone.
Grab your amazing coffee, checkout of that dingy hotel serving lackluster coffee and get to sightseeing! Happy vacation!