Taking our travel kit for a spin.

30 May 2024
Taking our travel kit for a spin.

Recently I travelled down the country for a couple nights, nothing major just a short trip to some cabins by the lake in the countryside. I was curious to try brew outside of my usual environment, & thought it would be the perfect excuse to nab one of our carry cases to put it to the test. I wanted to see how it would hold up, & if it could safely store my brewing equipment while I packed it along with my luggage, food, & golden retriever (who has a tendency to chew everything).

3fe Carry Case opened

Here is what I packed into the Case:

1. Hario Mini Mill Slim Pro Grinder

2. Hario Glass Dripper + filter papers

3. Hario Drip Scales (standard version)

4. 3fe Momentum Blend - 250g

Packing everything was a breeze, it’s moulded to fit your equipment snug. If you have an expensive grinder, of course you want it to be stored safely in a case. Once I arrived I had everything I needed for a brew. I purposely choose the glass dripper because it was the most brittle V60 we had available, & it withstood a good few drops & a packed car without any damage (sorry Colin). The lid of the case can double as a tray, which helps keeps all your gear stable when brewing, and stops coffee grounds from going everywhere when I eventually spill some. I thought this was a nice touch for when you want to do everything you can to not get charged a cleaning fee!

3fe carry case available in a full gift box bundle

One oversight I had was that I had to use the electric kettle at the cabin. When you get used to pouring with a gooseneck kettle it’s so easy to forget how crucial they really are. I asked the question, how could I fit something like the Hario Air kettle into the case? Then it dawned on me, the air kettle would have fit perfectly if I didn’t have a grinder to begin with & just used some fresh pre-ground coffee instead.

Hario V60 Drip Kettle Air

The packing options are endless, especially with all the coffee accessories available on the market. Something like a Hario V60 Drip Assist is another option if you’re worried about not having a gooseneck kettle at your disposal. Just pop it onto your v60 and you’re good to go.

Hario - V60 Drip Assist

Towards the end of the trip, it was a breeze cleaning up the brewing equipment. Within seconds I was able to pack away brewer, grinder, & scales ready home home. Thankfully my dog didn't find the case tasty, and it returned back to the roastery ready for it's next excursion. Overall I was really impressed by the build quality & how all the equipment inside fit so securely. I'm definitely taking it with me next time away.

If you have any questions about brewing when travelling, or about the carry case do reach out to me in our webchat.

- Andrew