This lightning-fast cold-brew coffee method is a simple—and portable—way to caffeinate on the road. Aeropress brewers are inexpensive, lightweight, and easy-to-clean, and can be used to make either hot or cold espresso-strength coffee in a matter of minutes. Frequent travelers (including our editors) keep Aeropresses in their suitcases and glove compartments, but the mighty little coffee maker is also a welcome addition to any small kitchen. Brew into a mug, or extract coffee directly over ice into a mason jar or travel mug, then shake with cocoa and mint for a nearly-instant road-trip iced mocha.
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- 3 tbsp. finely ground coffee (preferably espresso roast)
- 1½ tsp. cocoa powder
- 2–4 fresh mint leaves, torn in pieces
- Milk or creamer (optional)
- Sugar (optional)
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