One of the great things about the local bike touring experience is doing seemingly mundane things in different outside locations.
A movement (perhaps not the right word to use given I’m talking about coffee) has been taking place over the last few years. People making coffee outside. What’s the big deal you say? Why all the hubbub? Well, it’s simple. No, really it’s simple. Riding your bike, and making a nice cuppa is an easy, relaxing thing to do. This process usually involves friends……who also ride bikes, and like coffee. See where I’m going here?
The process of putting together a coffee kit is easy. If you camp, you probably already have most, if not all of the things you need. A kettle, stove, water, some coffee (I tend to take mine pre-ground. Some folks take beans and portable grinders to prepare the coffee on the spot) and a coffee brewing method. Two of my favorites are the collapsible pour over from Snow Peak, and the Aeropress.
I think of coffee outside like a small adventure. You’re using some of the gear you’ve acquired (including those nice bags on your bike). You’re enjoying the outdoors. Maybe you’re in a spot that you’ve ridden by, but never stopped to enjoy. This is all part of the local bike touring experience.
Do you already enjoy #coffeeoutside? If not, does this tempt you in any way. I hope it does.