the trusty pour-over

It’s a long weekend in Canada and we went away for a night in the mountains.

Can you ever really trust that you’ll get a good coffee maker in a hotel room these days? I mean, lately every place we go seems to be equipped with one of those k-cup pod machines and a couple of cheap commercial-brand pods in a basket with some packets of sweetener and milks.

Convenient, sure.

Delicious, no.

About a year ago I bought a collapsable V60 that flattens down to fit neatly in a ziptop bag with some filters and a few scoops of ground coffee. Thankfully most of the places we go still stock a kettle, so a pour over coffee is just a few minutes of boiling time away.

A few more steps, of course.

Great coffee on the go, definitely.