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Traveling dilemma
snwcmpr
Just got back from a 28 day road trip. Usually 6 weeks, we got back early this time. had a great time.
Indiana, So Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado.

Dilemma .... running out of home roasted.
I figured I would find good coffee along the way. I did not.

No names:
A place in Whitefish, Montana was mediocre.
As was a place in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Just because you roast, does not mean it is good.

What do you do when traveling, road trips, long enough that you have to resupply?
How do you find good coffee?

It does not have to be 'that' good, just good.

Ken in NC
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
renatoa
Why not carry your own coffee?
1 kg of your home roasted coffee should last 3-4 weeks... for my own and wife regular consumption of 40 grams daily.
This is how I did in my last recent trip abroad, 11 days in May. Packed 500 grams of roast, Feldgrinder, V travel pourover filter and voila... good coffee for the whole trip.
 
jonuk vietal
I agree - just carry your own coffee with you, along with a perculator for outdoors and camping and a gas stove - the best set up Ive had. Also, you could try one of the portable coffee makers https://coffeforu...r-camping/ - they are convenient for travelling and does not require a lot of coffee.
Be the best you you can
 
https://coffeforus.com
snwcmpr
I can roast enough to bring. I just want to support roasters along the way. Sadly disappointed with what the lemmings think is good coffee.


I would like to know some great finds in your travels. There are good roasters out there. Like Mountain Air in Asheville.

I do bring a couple of good brew methods.
This time I brought:
Hario Skerton grinder.
Bialetti 6 cup stainless model.
GSI Java Drip. (Mine is red) https://gsioutdoors.com/30-fl-oz-javadrip-blue.html
GSI ultralight drip. https://gsioutdoors.com/ultralight-java-drip.html
And I can always do a great Cowboy Coffee in the stove pot. (Yes, it is great)
Boil water, take off heat, add grounds, wait 4-6 minutes, pour off through filter, or pour into cups.

I can have a brew in 10 minutes, on the road.
Hario Skerton.
MSR Reactor stove.
GSI Java Drip.

Ken in NC
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
snwcmpr
renatoa wrote:

Why not carry your own coffee?
1 kg of your home roasted coffee should last 3-4 weeks... for my own and wife regular consumption of 40 grams daily.
This is how I did in my last recent trip abroad, 11 days in May. Packed 500 grams of roast, Feldgrinder, V travel pourover filter and voila... good coffee for the whole trip.

What is your "V travel pourover filter"?
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
jonuk vietal
Have you heard of Coava Coffee? it is located at 1300 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214, and you can find them online here. https://coavacoffee.com/locations

its a good one

snwcmpr wrote:

I can roast enough to bring. I just want to support roasters along the way. Sadly disappointed with what the lemmings think is good coffee.


I would like to know some great finds in your travels. There are good roasters out there. Like Mountain Air in Asheville.

I do bring a couple of good brew methods.
This time I brought:
Hario Skerton grinder.
Bialetti 6 cup stainless model.
GSI Java Drip. (Mine is red) https://gsioutdoors.com/30-fl-oz-javadrip-blue.html
GSI ultralight drip. https://gsioutdoors.com/ultralight-java-drip.html
And I can always do a great Cowboy Coffee in the stove pot. (Yes, it is great)
Boil water, take off heat, add grounds, wait 4-6 minutes, pour off through filter, or pour into cups.

I can have a brew in 10 minutes, on the road.
Hario Skerton.
MSR Reactor stove.
GSI Java Drip.

Ken in NC

Be the best you you can
 
https://coffeforus.com
jonuk vietal
sorry, heres the link, it did not post it correctly last time: https://coavacoff.../locations


jonuk vietal wrote:

Have you heard of Coava Coffee? it is located at 1300 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214, and you can find them online here. https://coavacoffee.com/locations

its a good one

snwcmpr wrote:

I can roast enough to bring. I just want to support roasters along the way. Sadly disappointed with what the lemmings think is good coffee.


I would like to know some great finds in your travels. There are good roasters out there. Like Mountain Air in Asheville.

I do bring a couple of good brew methods.
This time I brought:
Hario Skerton grinder.
Bialetti 6 cup stainless model.
GSI Java Drip. (Mine is red) https://gsioutdoors.com/30-fl-oz-javadrip-blue.html
GSI ultralight drip. https://gsioutdoors.com/ultralight-java-drip.html
And I can always do a great Cowboy Coffee in the stove pot. (Yes, it is great)
Boil water, take off heat, add grounds, wait 4-6 minutes, pour off through filter, or pour into cups.

I can have a brew in 10 minutes, on the road.
Hario Skerton.
MSR Reactor stove.
GSI Java Drip.

Ken in NC

Be the best you you can
 
https://coffeforus.com
renatoa
snwcmpr wrote:

What is your "V travel pourover filter"?


Something like this:
https://www.amazo...B07BGZ8WSM
...done myself using the walls and mesh of a rigid filter, cut and articulated using some silicone hinges.
Too ugly to post here, but effective Grin
 
snwcmpr
Aw, come on. Ugly is cool. Hand made!!
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
snwcmpr
jonuk vietal wrote:

sorry, heres the link, it did not post it correctly last time: https://coavacoff.../locations


jonuk vietal wrote:

Have you heard of Coava Coffee? it is located at 1300 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214, and you can find them online here. https://coavacoffee.com/locations

its a good one

snwcmpr wrote:

I can roast enough to bring. I just want to support roasters along the way. Sadly disappointed with what the lemmings think is good coffee.


I would like to know some great finds in your travels. There are good roasters out there. Like Mountain Air in Asheville.

I do bring a couple of good brew methods.
This time I brought:
Hario Skerton grinder.
Bialetti 6 cup stainless model.
GSI Java Drip. (Mine is red) https://gsioutdoors.com/30-fl-oz-javadrip-blue.html
GSI ultralight drip. https://gsioutdoors.com/ultralight-java-drip.html
And I can always do a great Cowboy Coffee in the stove pot. (Yes, it is great)
Boil water, take off heat, add grounds, wait 4-6 minutes, pour off through filter, or pour into cups.

I can have a brew in 10 minutes, on the road.
Hario Skerton.
MSR Reactor stove.
GSI Java Drip.

Ken in NC

Thanks. You enjoyed it?
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
8675309
Took a 16 day camping trip all over Northern Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana ( destination YellowStone ). I roasted up several batches in my SR500 and they lasted just fine.

I also brought a few extra smaller bags and ended up giving several of those away to camper-friends I made along the way. It's a great conversation starter and everyone I discussed the process with was really interested and grooving on it. Can't wait to take another trip and hand out some more.

The wife built a 'boot-kitchen' that worked like a champ. Nothing like a fresh (HOT) tasty cup out in the wild... our first night in YellowStone the temp dropped to 39 the second night it dropped to 37 ( in July !! )
8675309 attached the following image:
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It's bad luck to be superstitious
 
burtonthered
Often if there's a Whole Foods nearby they'll have locally roasted coffees with several to choose from. That's usually my first stop if I run out. Other than that, I usually google "coffee near me" and go off reviews (kinda hit or miss).
 
snwcmpr
Thanks. Yes, the hit or miss is the dilemma.
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
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