Touring coffee rig (The "B" rig)
Many people have jobs that include travel and it is important to include some home comforts while you are in a foreign place. I am frequently "on the road," touring with bands and artists as a member of their audio team.
There's a lot of routine that comes with touring. Most of the schedule depends on the band and the amount of production you are carrying. For instance:
That could be an average show day for a band carrying a truck of two worth of gear. It's important to start off with a comfortable moment to get you in the right headspace. For me, that's an excellent cup of handmade coffee.
A pour over style coffee kit is always in my pack whenever I'm traveling. It is comprehensive and the only item you need to source each day is water. The kit fits within my suitcase in a small to medium size utility tool bag for convenience and organization. Ultimately, the quality of cup is dramatically improved over your typical batch brew served complimentary in the hotel lobby or from the nearest Starbucks... It's the perfect way to start your day.
A bonus of having a job with an itinerary, is the ability to pickup a new bag of coffee to try from wherever you are. It's fun to find different coffee roasters over the US and the globe.
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My typical recipe for V60 pour over is:
400g water to 25g coffee (16:1 ratio)
If you're into homemade coffee either at home or on the road, share your kit or recipes with me below!