Grower's Cup Brews Fresh Coffee Anywhere
Moka-Pot espresso, cowboy coffee, and instant — I love them all, but sometimes I want a larger volume of java without occupying my only cook pot.
Grower's Cup Coffeebrewer, a hybrid between a filter dripmaker and a French press, is a great solution. Filled with a solid dose of pre-ground beans in five different roasts, it brews three cups of gourmet coffee anywhere.
The Coffeebrewer suspends the beans in a porous packet inside a flexible plastic pouch. Add a half-liter of hot water. A five- to six-minute steep releases aromatic lipids and acids, while effectively straining out the grit. No more drinking the French press through your teeth.
The coffee I sampled at Outdoor Retailer tasted smooth and bright, with less grit than my French press at home and more body than most commercial drip coffee. On the morning of a summit push, I would consider connecting the Coffeebrewer's bag directly to my hydration pouch hose.
The Grower's Cup Coffeebrewer was awarded in OutDoor Industry Award for design at last month's show in Germany.
Weight: 26 g
Capacity: 3 cups coffee (add .5 L water)
Erin Dancey demonstrated the Grower's Cup Coffeebrewer at Outdoor Retailer.