Making espresso while traveling in 2021

If you can't hit the road without a delicious cup of espresso, join the club. A good espresso will give you energy and make every moment of the trip beautiful. But preparing an espresso while traveling is not easy. But if you are an espresso lover, you must find a way. And for that, I have come up with the best ideas to make a cup of coffee while traveling or on the road. So let's get started quickly.

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Espresso kit

Whether you travel by plane, train, or car, it is almost impossible for you to find your favorite espresso flavor. The best way is to always carry an espresso kit and satisfy your craving for caffeine whenever you want. Below is the checklist of which some or all of these items should be in your espresso kit:

  • Freshly roasted coffee beans in a tightly sealed plastic container
  • Portable espresso machine with all associated parts such as adapters and grinder
  • Kettle (preferably)
  • Travel mug
  • Scales and storage box

You can also include some other things in the espresso kit, depending on your needs. However, make sure the kit is compact and easy to carry. It should fit easily in your backpack and opening and repacking should be effortless and immediate. Otherwise, it will be frustrating if you have trouble unpacking and repacking the kit during the trip.

Portable espresso machine

Do you enjoy your espresso full of deliciousness? Or will it be a bitter pill while traveling - that depends entirely on the portable espresso machine you take with you. If it has fully automatic functions, a grinder and a rechargeable battery.

Taking such an espresso machine with you is the scoop to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Conversely, if it lacks these features, then it is nothing but a burden and you will not enjoy the espresso nor the trip. In any case, make sure your portable espresso machine is truly portable and not a burden while you travel around.

In addition to portability, it is also important that the espresso machine prepares the coffee within a few minutes. After all, making a cup of coffee while traveling is (for most people) no fun at all, preferring to just drink the coffee without putting much energy into it. So a portable espresso machine should have semi-automatic functions, so that you can instantly and effortlessly prepare your strong espresso.

Practice, practice and more practice!

If you travel often or take a long trip, the best way to practice is to make an instant espresso with your espresso machine. Once you get used to it, you can quickly prepare an espresso while traveling - not only for yourself, but also for your family, colleagues or friends - whoever is traveling with you.


You would be an espresso master, and that will earn you much respect in your travel group. Learn to grind beans as quickly as possible, tamp, operate the espresso machine efficiently and effectively, and pour the drink into the cup and serve yourself and others.

To become an instant coffee maker, set a time limit when practicing. For example, decide that you will use your traveling espresso kit to brew three cups of espresso within six minutes. Challenge yourself until you succeed. Remember, however, that you must have the right equipment, such as a user-friendly portable espresso machine, a grinder, a rechargeable battery and other essential accessories.

Once you reach the point you want, keep at it. And then you will be able to prepare the spicy hot espresso quickly, even in the open air, bumpy road, and stormy sea. Boom!

Why instant-espresso?

Whenever I discuss ways and methods of making instant espresso, there are always readers who object that "the longer it takes to make espresso, the tastier it gets." I mean seriously? If we believe in this claim, then we can only enjoy a nice espresso on weekends.

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Someone like me, who takes almost five to seven espresso shots during the day, will spend half a day preparing the delicious espresso.

Let's talk about the possibilities. Never mind that the espresso, which is ready in five minutes, can be extremely full of flavor. So, if you master the art of preparing delicious espresso, you won't have to go to the office without a hot espresso, even if you are running late. Or compromise on hot coffee because there's a long line at your local coffee shop, and you don't have time to wait your turn.

Are there other ways to make an espresso while traveling?

Yes, but are they good enough? Not at all. You can use coffee bags, French Press, Aeropress, Moka Pot, Vacuum Pot, and Electric Percolator. However, I don't like any of them. Why not? Because some of them are very difficult to brew coffee with. And these brewing methods require you to bring an external heat source. This takes up a lot of space in your travel bags, space we can't do without!

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I have an overwhelming experience with the portable espresso machines, and no doubt more than 97% of people agree with me. and the remaining 3% will be unsure because they have not tried the portable espresso machine yet.

Do I recommend a portable espresso machine?

You now know the main features of a portable espresso machine. Now the next question is where to find such an espresso machine? I have you covered. Here's my pick.

Presso XI: Portable coffee machine

With its compact design, you can take it anywhere and place it anywhere. Unlike the super-automated espresso machine, it does not take up a large space. While traveling, on the road, camping, and even at home; in the bedroom - Presso XI will always prepare a delicious Espresso instantly. And guess what? It comes with a rechargeable battery!

Whether you are a fan of capsule coffee or ground coffee, or both, Presso XI has you covered with its interchangeable adapters. The Presso XI has an 80 ml water reservoir, so you can adjust your coffee to the size you like, whether it's an espresso or a large coffee.

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  • Prachtig apparaat. Werk perfect en lekkere koffie onderweg. Fantastische oplossing voor een lekker bakkie. Alleen mis ik nog een webshop voor o.a. extra kopje. Verder niets dan lof.

    Henry vd Eijk

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