My favorite French press travel option
Taking French press travel to go coffee is a treat and something that I do often. Especially if I want to enjoy a nice, fresh and full bodied coffee from my favorite Ethiopian coffee beans which is often an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. So join me today as we explore the French press travel style. The one I have is the stainless steel French press that you see to your right. I got mine at Amazon, where it seems I’m buying more and more of my espresso machine accessories including a recent Reg Barber espresso tamper and countless coffee pods. You can check out the Bodum Stainless Steel 16-Ounce Vacuum Travel Press Coffee Maker with Black Silicone Grip through the link, it runs about $30 to $40 depending on how fancy you want it to be and what colors you choose.
That in a nutshell is a French press travel mug. Personally, I think every coffee lover should have one as they are environmentally friendly and allow you to enjoy the full flavor profile of your favorite coffee. As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, enjoying French press coffee is the best way to fully understand your espresso coffee beans or 100 Kona coffee or Brazilian coffee. Any coffee that you want to appreciate its fully complexity needs to be enjoyed through a French press pot.
There are other options in choosing a French press coffee mug. There are a bunch of plastic ones on the market if you’re looking for something that will fit into a smaller budget. On the right I’ve included an image of the Bodum Travel Press Coffeemaker which can be had at Amazon for around fifteen to twenty bucks as I write this. The key with any plastic mug, especially one that will be used for hot coffee or other hot beverages is to make sure that the plastic is BPA free. If you remember, there was that scare about BPA being hazardous to our health. This Bodum French press coffee maker is BPA free, but you always want to check. Most plastics used for liquids and such generally are BPA free, but I like to be certain.
These first 2 products are Bodum coffee makers and Bodum has practically become synonymous with the French press coffee maker. But there are others on the market and if you’re looking for a more sturdy, robust and chunky French press mug you might want to check out the Planetary Design Double Shot Travel French Press Mug Wasabi. As you can see by visiting that link, this French press travel gets tons of great feedback and frankly, I quite like the color and old school style of the coffee travel mug. Now enjoying our finest coffee anywhere is not only easy but safe for hard working guys who want to look rugged and not like they’re coffee connoisseurs!
The easy, single use French press travel option
You know I’m a fan of the stainless steel coffee press or stainless coffee press as my 1 cup French press. But I know that some of you might be looking for a travel coffee press that is a one time use. Now this time of French press travel cup is my least favorite but it is an option if you’re in a pinch. As you can see in the image, we have here the French Press To-Go Brew-in-Cup. A helluva name but also greatly appreciated and a unique idea to have a decent cup of coffee wherever you might be. They offer a few varieties of flavor and Amazon sells them in six packs for around $25 to $30 as of this writing. Some of the ineteresting sounding flavors include “Cafe Geva Fog Navigator Coffee” and “Duncan Coffee Company Snickerdoodle”. These I bet would be handy to have on hand when traveling to hotels and such. As we all know how unpalatable hotel coffee can be!
There you have it my friends, 4 options for enjoying premium coffee when traveling around. Get yourself a stainless steel travel coffee press and you’ll see what I’ve been talking about. It is really a terrific way to enjoy a decent cup of coffee. And then you can always keep a 6 pack of the French press to-go-brew-in-cup as a backup for your long, long French press travel adventures.