When RVing, it’s easy to settle for below average coffee… but you don’t have to! While it may seem impractical to bring glassware or an entire batch-brew system on the road, it doesn’t mean you have to endure a mediocre morning cup of joe. Today, we’re sharing a few simple brew tools that are easy to pack in your RV to ensure you experience the best road coffee you’ve ever had. For this travel recipe, we caught up with coffee enthusiast, Kyle McLain, to learn the importance of leaving our scales and electric kettles at home in favor of simplicity. All you need is an AeroPress, a camp fire (or RV stove top) and locally-roasted, quality coffee beans. We opted for a delicious batch from Peoria’s Union Coffee Company. Check out how to make the most delicious campground coffee below.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
– AeroPress coffee maker and measuring spoon (included w/ AeroPress)
– AeroPress coffee filters
– Enamelware coffee mug
– Enamelware coffee pot (for boiling water)
– Hand grinder (medium grind setting)|
– Union Coffee Co, El Salvador Coffee Beans
– Timer (or use the timer on your cellphone)
– 30 grams of ground coffee (two scoops with your AeroPress spoon)
– 8 oz of hot water (just over the 4th line on the AeroPress)
– Boil 8 oz of water over campfire (or RV stove)
– Place the coffee filter in the AeroPress basket and rinse the filter with warm water
– Discard the rinse water
– Pour ground coffee into the brewer and place it over your coffee mug
– Add in 8 oz of boiled water over the course of 10 seconds
– Stir the coffee and water mixture with your AeroPress spoon for a few seconds
– Place plunger on (but don’t plunge yet!) and let your coffee brew for 45 seconds
– Remove plunger, stir coffee and water mixture one more time, place plunger back on and start a 20 second slow plunge
– That’s it! Enjoy your quick and easy 8 oz cup of delicious coffee!
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