Who doesn’t like a good cup of coffee? Many riders do, but being on the road or trail can make getting a decent brew difficult. Sure, you could stop at a gas station or Starbucks, but calling their swill “coffee” often feels like stretching the word’s definition too far. Not to mention the fact that most coffee shop drinks cost more than a gallon of gas.
But you don’t have to settle for subpar coffee just because you’re riding, nor should you. As a fan of the great outdoors, I’ve brewed many a cup in positively primitive conditions. The number of options you have for making good coffee on the road might surprise you. Let’s look at everything you need to stay well caffeinated anywhere you go.
First and foremost, you need coffee beans. The choice of beans is up to your preferences. Use whatever kind of coffee of any origin—it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that they’re whole beans. Using whole beans lets you let you enjoy the full flavor and aroma of freshly ground coffee even on the road.