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Gourmet Coffee and Herbal Tea on the Go

15 ounce size Commuter Java Press from GSI Outdoors, gsioutdoors.com
15 ounce size Commuter Java Press from GSI Outdoors, gsioutdoors.com
GSI Outdoors

Coffee and tea lovers have several new options to enjoy a gourmet cup when on the go.

Thanks to the personal 15 ounce size Commuter Java Press from GSI Outdoors, one can savor a cup of fresh pressed coffee. Unlike more complicated coffee makers, this press is very simple to use. First remove the lid and inner carafe. Add two to four tablespoons of ground coffee to the outer carafe, add hot water and stir gently to release air bubbles and circulate coffee. Next, wait three-four minutes and put the lid back on. Then plunge the inner carafe slowly letting the air come up as the water rises. If you like your coffee light and sweet, just remove the lid and add cream, sugar or other condiments. Also, tea lovers can brew their favorite loose tea using this press. This insulated cozy keeps the coffee hot and is sized to fit into most car holders.

For an instant buzz try Starbucks VIA® instant coffee. In addition to Starbucks regular coffee blends, consider getting their seasonal blends such Starbucks VIA® Peppermint Mocha and spicy Starbucks® Christmas Blend that were available in December.

Those with single serve brewers can check out Peet's Single Cups. These single cups contain the same hand-roasted whole beans used in their packaged coffee and come in a range of seasonal blends and traditional roasts.

Cold brewed coffee aficionados can pick up a bottle of Anchorhead cold brewed coffee. This premium cold brew coffee made from Fair Trade coffee beans has a rich non-acidy flavor with a chocolate finish.

Those looking for a non-caffeinated beverage should try Teeccino Herbal Coffee. This beverage is a blend of fruits, grains, herbs and nuts that are ground and roasted for a coffee like taste. Choose from a packet of ground Teccino that can be easily brewed in the Commuter Java Press or a Teechino in a bag that can be seeped like a cup of tea.

For an herbal tea option, check out Republic of Tea's Moringa SuperHerb™ Tea. This tea takes moringa (mor-IN-ga) leaves which have have long been prized in indigenous cultures for their healing properties with green rooibos, sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Then, they add a natural mango flavor which gives a sweet, fruity note to this tea.