Since moving to San Francisco we’ve picked up some snobby coffee habits: We love our french press, we buy whole bean coffee and grind it fresh every morning. It really isn’t that much effort, and it makes a world of difference. Coffee used to be something I’d begrudgingly drink when I had to wake up extra early. It’s now become a simple daily pleasure.
When we go camping we like to eat well, and enjoy some of the little pleasures from home.
When we would head out for a weekend camping we used to grind up enough coffee for the trip, and bring it along. Now, due to Chris’ ingenuity we’ve got an even better method.
This is the pepper we bought from Trader Joe’s a few months back. It has a built-in pepper grinder.
Once the pepper was all used up, Chris had the idea to see if it would work for coffee. I was skeptical, but we put it to the test.
The tools at hand: whole bean coffee, pepper grinders.
We filled the former peppercorn grinder up with the whole bean coffee:
Grind it up, and this is what you get:
A beautiful coarse ground coffee.
Whether camping or traveling this is a simple, compact, power-free method to have fresh ground coffee anytime, anywhere.
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