Its spring and my wife and I are in motorcycle mode.
We’re doing a bit of mental inventory, deciding what we will need for the upcoming motorcycle season. We have a few items we think would be handy that we want to pick up but the biggest conundrum for us has been whether to pick up a hand grinder or not….
Yep! Our biggest brain twister so far this year has been coffee!
I have found some really well reviewed and recommended hand coffee grinders, like the Porlex Coffee Grinder, but we are really undecided. We do have a budget, and something like a hand grinder for coffee seems really ridiculous, but it is really nice to have something luxurious (like fresh ground coffee in the morning) to make the sacrifices of a harsh budget a little more tolerable.
But there is more to it than just budget, there is space, and weight. Not just of the grinder, but the pots / percolators as well. When you factor in all the extra bits, buying ground coffee (or just forgoing coffee in the mornings) seems a little more reasonable.
Truth is, we probably won’t get a grinder, but we probably will get a percolator / coffee pot and use pre-ground. For christmas my in-laws got me a gift certificate for a local outdoor store, and I haven’t used it yet. It seems like a good idea, I haven’t been a coffee drinker for long, (thats a whole separate blog post, and probably not in my bike blog) but I find that it is a really nice thing to get things started in the morning.
I also have this vision in my head of waking up, climbing out of the tent, and standing with a fresh cup of coffee, looking at some lake or other, with my bike in the background…
Its gonna make a great photo…..