Hard Cover Travel Kits for Coffee on the Road

Posted on July 22, 2010 by

One advantage of the trend towards single cup brewing is that it becomes easier to pack up your gear for coffee on the road. Not that you couldn’t before, but now you’re more experienced with the v60, Clever, and Aeropress, and when you unpack it at your destination it’s more likely that you’ll produce something halfway decent. Throw in a Hario Skerton and a scale (and a refractometer if you can) and you’re good to go. The only problem is, how do you pack it? Do you just toss it all in a sack and hope for the best?

In other words, does anyone have a recommendation for hard cover travel cases, built for coffee or easily customizable? Something small and easily manageable on planes, trains, and automobiles?

[Photo via vintagerunway on Etsy]

  • http://javajeb.wordpress.com/ javajeb

    Would this, some dense foam and a knife do the trick?

    http://goo.gl/L4cL

  • http://shotzombies.com Mike White

    Yep, that's about what I had in mind. The dimensions on that one look pretty good too.

  • http://javajeb.wordpress.com/ javajeb

    And looks like, via googling the part number, you can have it for less than $75. Not too bad, especially if one travels a great deal.

  • http://javajeb.wordpress.com/ javajeb

    And looks like, via googling the part number, you can have it for less than $75. Not too bad, especially if one travels a great deal.

  • swagv

    Look, I love coffee and all. But this is getting to the point of carrying my own satellite TV with me. Decent coffee is pretty much available anywhere these days within an hour's drive.

    This is starting to look like the bad habits of an OCD-afflicted paranoid afraid to try out the local coffee in some place foreign.

  • http://shotzombies.com Mike White

    Unless the point of the travel is to teach others how to brew.

    Also, even if we agreed on what is considered decent, driving an hour for
    coffee isn't exactly convenient.

  • K Wheel

    It would be pretty wicked if someone developed a kit that would nest inside itself, like a camping stove/pot set. When I did the juan de fuca trail I weighed out each serving of beans and packaged them separately before I set off, and stored them in the hand grinder and press pot, but it definitely took up a lot of space in the pack. It would be neat if a hand grinder could lock onto the top of a press and form the main storage chamber, and then the grinder handle could be stored inside, along with the beans and a timer/scale or something…
    That doesn't really answer the question, though. sorry.

  • swagv

    Look, I love coffee and all. But this is getting to the point of carrying my own satellite TV with me. Decent coffee is pretty much available anywhere these days within an hour’s drive.nnThis is starting to look like the bad habits of an OCD-afflicted paranoid afraid to try out the local coffee in some place foreign.

  • http://shotzombies.com Mike White

    Unless the point of the travel is to teach others how to brew.rnrnAlso, even if we agreed on what is considered decent, driving an hour forrncoffee isn’t exactly convenient.

  • K Wheel

    It would be pretty wicked if someone developed a kit that would nest inside itself, like a camping stove/pot set. When I did the juan de fuca trail I weighed out each serving of beans and packaged them separately before I set off, and stored them in the hand grinder and press pot, but it definitely took up a lot of space in the pack. It would be neat if a hand grinder could lock onto the top of a press and form the main storage chamber, and then the grinder handle could be stored inside, along with the beans and a timer/scale or something…nThat doesn’t really answer the question, though. sorry.

  • Thom Cooper

    I use an old LEGO plastic tote to transport our setup when car-traveling. Fits everything we need, and protects it from damage. Not nearly as stylish or practical for foot travel as the case.

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