Road trip (n): 1. a journey made by a car, bus, etc.
What are some of the things that come to mind when you hear these two words? Maybe it's the paved roads stretched so far in front of you that seemingly melt into the distance, classic rock tunes that you often forget you know every word of, mountains of snacks in the backseat built by all the junk food you can imagine, or the strange sensation of being so tired yet so energized all at once. At Beantween, we LOVE exploring new places, cultures, ideas, food/drink, etc., so you can imagine how excited we were to hop on the road and travel to Seattle, Washington for a family wedding last month! Driving from Southern California to the tip-top of Washington in just two days was so incredible because we got to see the entire state of California PLUS all of the Pacific Northwest. Down below is a picture of me, BeanBlogger, with Grandma-Bean who came all the way out from Brazil! She drove with us and had such a fantastic time seeing the West Coast :-)
On the way back, we drove down through the mountains of Idaho and across the deserts of Nevada, and because we had to be back by a certain date, it took a total of three days for us to get home. We couldn't spend as much time in each state as we would've liked, but we were able to experience it all at lightning speed! As the majority of our trip was extremely driving-heavy (most days were 9-12 hours of driving), we depended on our eyes for a lot of the sight-seeing and exploration.
That's right. You need to bring just four things and it takes less than 10 minutes for the best cup of coffee you've ever had in a hotel room: Electric kettle, French Press, French Press ground Beantween coffee (whichever roast is your favorite!), and a plastic tablespoon.
Queue: WAKE UP. Open eyes, yawn, stretch.
1. Grab your electric kettle, fill it with water, and plug it in.
2. Take your bag of French Press ground Beantween coffee and scoop however many tablespoons necessary into the French Press (check the back of the coffee bag for the correct measurements).
3. Once the water in the electric kettle is boiling, pour it into the French Press, stir (optional), and let sit for 4 minutes.
4. Now you can enjoy a delicious, warm cup of coffee without even leaving your hotel room! Drink it in bed, while you're getting ready, or even take it to go if you're heading out early for a day of fun (be sure to pack some travel to-go cups for this!)
The best part about this easy coffee hack is that it's not only for hotel rooms! You can use this while camping or in an Airbnb to save some serious time and money. Here's to you and your next exploration—may it be well-caffeinated and full of adventure!
Written By: BeanBlogger, Lindsay Frazin ❤️☕️