Really delicious, dark, rich, mellow coffee makes me feel energized, not jittery. It is so essential to starting my day off right that when I’ve travel, I haul a makeshift coffee-making kit with me, along with excellent coffee. It works as both coffee brewer and portable thermos that guarantees delicious coffee that stays hot for the hour or so I will need to sip small cups of it… and get myself going for the day. It is not obsession, but necessity.
So I was intrigued when I saw Boco Design’s BRuX portable pour-over coffee maker designed to brew coffee at home, traveling or camping —pretty much anywhere you have access to boiling water and ground coffee. It has a retractable filter cone that drips coffee into a squat, vacuum-insulated thermos-like bottle big enough to hold in your hand. Cone, filters and coffee fit into the bottle to make it easy to transport.