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Coffee on the Road

By September 19, 2017Uncategorized

We are at that time of the year when there is just one last holiday left before fall makes its appearance, and the cold of winter will quickly be the topic of our conversations.

This holiday for us is Labor Day, and like most people I know, we will spend a good part of our time sitting behind the wheel, driving long hours to enjoy the most of our last celebration of the summer.
If you are like me, then you too, enjoy a good cup of coffee on the road, pouring steaming hot from a thermos, and having the heady aroma of excellent coffee as your traveling companion. The secret of this is picking the right type of coffee for the road. Here are some of my suggestions.
Pick a coffee that is low in acid, which most often means a dark roasted type, like Italian, French or Spanish. Another option is a Sumatra that is roasted on the dark side, or perhaps some PNG, or
even some Hawaiian, as these three coffee beans have naturally low
acid, and are well known for their long cup life. If you don’t love at lease one of these three, then try a Peru, or even a Yemen Moka. Any other coffee runs the risk of going sour in your thermos just after half an hour of pouring it in.
Having a good thermos is as important as having the right bean with the right roast. It must keep a good, tight seal, keep your coffee hot, and be easy to use inside your vehicle. I know there are some fantastic travel mugs that hold a lot of coffee, but they don’t have the ability to keep your coffee hot for extended periods of time, while heading down the road to parts unknown! Having a smaller travel mug is a good idea too, since you are more likely to finish your cup while the coffee is at its best, and at the same time keeping your coffee in the thermos, where it will stay hot longer, with less risk of becoming bitter.
I hope these tips help you out, and make your trip an enjoyable one.
Ken Feighner aka “Coffee Ken”
Thank you Ken, our guest blogger. Check out Ken’s reviews
of coffee shops around the country at coffeeken.com

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