How To Cook A Tasty Coffee Cheap – Backpacking Tips

Good cheap coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide and it comes in a sort of different variations. In Germany it is easy to get a tasty and cheap coffee specialty close to everywhere in the country. It might be a bit more difficult to buy a good and cheap coffee while travelling New Zealand. It is not impossible, but way harder to find a real good coffee. So the easiest way while travelling is to set up a coffee by yourself.


How to cook your own coffee

We'll show you how to cook your own good and cheap coffee every morning, so you can enjoy a good coffee for cheap.
There are 2 options possible in New Zealand:

  1. Instant coffee
  2. French Press


Instant coffee

  1. Instant coffee is available in all sorts of varieties, strengths and variations. You can also buy the popular coffee specialties such as cappuccino, latte macchiato or white coffee as freeze-dried granules. The preparation is super simple – boil water, add the amount of instant powder written on the package, stir, done. We have never seen so many different options of instant coffee before. It is really common in New Zealand and you will find it in every supermarket.


Photo by Maddy Baker on Unsplash

Photo by Maddy Baker on Unsplash


Fresh coffee from a French press

  1. But if you appreciate strong, fresh, black roasted coffee, you might better try the French Press.
    The French press is available as a cheap version at some supermarkets or Kmart for example. It works in a simple way in which you pour hot water over coarse-grained coffee powder. The coffee powder is not filtered out, but only pressed down with the help of a sieve on the bottom.
    The handling is simple, the French Press is very cheap (for example at Kmart or the Warehouse), and you can buy it in different sizes, depending on how many cups you want to get out. The coffee powder is available in many different strengths and roasts. The longer the coffee powder draws in the pot, the stronger it gets. Once you have found a good dose, nothing stands in the way of enjoying coffee in the morning. When buying the coffee powder, pay attention to the symbol for French press, the classic very finely ground coffee is too fine and would go through the sieve. The coffee powder for a French press is way cheaper than buying instant coffee all the time. So if you drink a lot of coffee, then you should use a French press.
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