For coffee lovers, starting the day with a cup of joe can be as important as air. But what about when you are miles from the nearest bag of espresso beans, a coffee grinder, and a way to brew your magical beans? Wildland Coffee has a solution: coffee in a tea bag!
A special thanks to Wildland Coffee for sending me a few samples of their new coffee in a tea bag so I could give it a try. I always share my honest opinions, whether a company sends me samples or I purchase the items myself.
As she sipped her cup of black coffee brewed in a 1940s era percolator, my grandmother would jokingly refer to my coffee preference as a coffee milkshake. But in a world with 32,000 Starbucks, I prefer to call my java dolled up with cream and sugar by a more sophisticated name, like a café au lait or latte.
Whether it’s hand crafted by my favorite local coffee shop barista or brewed at home, I know that I need a cup of joe (or two) to kick start my mornings. So what’s a caffeine addict to do when that’s a tall order? Thank goodness Wildland Coffee has an answer!
How Wildland Coffee in a Tea Bag Works
Making a cup of Wildland Coffee is fast and easy, and you can get the job done in a few easy steps. (even if you haven’t had a cup of coffee first).
- Boil water
- Pour about 8 ounces of boiling water into a coffee mug and place the coffee bag in the water
- Let the coffee in a tea bag steep for five to eight minutes (I definitely recommend closer to 8 minutes)
- Remove and discard the tea bag (that’s filled with coffee), stir, and enjoy!
For a hardcore hiking and camping enthusiast, like my coffee-loving daughter Juliette, it’s easy to see how a few packets of Wildland Coffee are perfect for her trips. They’re small, lightweight, and easy to brew in the backcountry. But I’m rather fond of running water. And indoor plumbing.
Here are five reasons you’ll need Wildland Coffee in a tea bag (even if you don’t camp).
1. When Staying with Non-Coffee Drinkers
I know it’s hard for coffee lovers to understand, but some people do not drink coffee. And, I’m related to some of them. Wildland Coffee is a hassle-free way for me to kick start my mornings with a cup of joe when we visit our family in Montana without walking two miles to the nearest coffee shop or having to beg another family member for the keys to the car.
2. When You Don’t Want to Deal with a French Press
Hard-core coffee drinkers probably started reading this article thinking about a French press or pour-over coffee maker as a solution. And while they’re not wrong, both are a bulky, messy hassle when traveling. A five- or ten-count box of Wildland Coffee in a tea bag takes up next to no room in my carry-on and requires no special equipment.
3. When Your Power is Out
You don’t live in Kansas without hearing an endless supply of tiresome Wizard of Oz jokes from out-of-staters, but we do live in the middle of tornado alley and our power is out during inclement weather several times a year. With Wildland Coffee in a tea bag, mornings without electricity are no longer caffeine free. I can boil water on the gas stove or pull Juliette’s camp stove out of the garage, and I’m good to go!
4. When You’re Afraid of the Germs Lurking in Your Hotel Coffee Maker
Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, I never thought about the germs that could be lurking in the hotel coffee maker. Then I saw a video that truly shook me. One traveler demonstrated how she cooked sous vide bacon and eggs in the hotel coffee maker, and I just about barfed. Ick! Raw bacon juice. I may never, EVER be able to use the coffee machine in my hotel room again.
5. When You Don’t Have the Heart to Add Another Keurig Cup to a Landfill
If you’re lucky enough to sleep through the night in a hotel room without having night terrors about contracting trichinella or salmonella, you may still be reluctant to add another single-use coffee pod to the tens of billions already in landfills, courtesy of your hotel room coffee maker. (After all, that’s why we use one of these babies in our Keurig at home.)
Wildland Coffee bags are compostable, and the packaging can be recycled. Granted, you have to actually compost the bag and recycle the packaging to make a positive environmental impact, but this is true for everything you buy and consume.
To Try Wildland Coffee in a Tea Bag
Give Wildland Coffee in a tea bag a try by visiting their website. Each coffee in a tea bag is individually wrapped and can be purchased in quantities of 5, 10, 20, and 40. Note that you automatically save 5% when you purchase 20 bags and 10% when you purchase 40 bags. Plus, customers shipping to US addresses can get free shipping with a minimum order of $10.
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