GSI Outdoors JavaPress and JavaMill  Review
Blog , , ,

GSI Outdoors JavaPress and JavaMill Review

The Evolution of a Coffee Snob A few months ago I wrote a post about finding good coffee on the road. One of the options is to simply make your own.  We've been using a GSI Outdoors' JavaPress for years -  actually decades come to think of it.  Made of lightweight, durable plastic it's brightened many a morning while tent camping or slumming in a cheap motel. As time has marched on, GSI Outdoors has updated their reliable JavaPress, managing to improve on perfection. With good coffee much easier to find on the road these days, we still appreciate the…
Read More
Road Trip USA: The Perfect Summer Vacation
Travel , , , , ,

Road Trip USA: The Perfect Summer Vacation

Even though my school days are long past, May still brings the scent of summer vacation, riding in on the warm afternoon breezes and turning my mind to the joys and freedoms of childhood. And in my family, nothing said freedom like packing up the car and heading out on a long road trip.Most summers we drove from San Antonio, Texas to the Pacific Northwest to visit my father's family.  I made the first trip in 1953, just a few months after I was born, to meet my great-grandmother.Over the following summers I played with cousins and second cousins that…
Read More
Finding Good Coffee on the Road
Blog, Travel , , ,

Finding Good Coffee on the Road

How to find good coffee while traveling. Finding good coffee is one of life’s great joys. At home we have all the right equipment to make best brew.  We also know quite clearly who makes the best cup locally and where to find it. But on the road, especially in a foreign country, finding a fix of beloved caffeine is often a difficult proposition.  Here are a few tips I have found useful for finding and enjoying a perfect cup. The evolution of a coffee snob We lived for many years in Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the…
Read More