JoGo straw: Another solution for camp coffee

JoGo straw: Another solution for camp coffee by Zac / @kawazacky (Adventure Rider)
If you’re looking for a coffee for campfire mornings, and you want to pack light, there’s a new product on the market that could be the many compact we’ve seen yet. And even though the JoGo straw new to market, it’s in fact a really old idea, basically re-purposed into the world of coffee.

The JoGo straw, at its core, is a basic idea. Many coffee made from grinds requires some sort of filter, to keep the grinds out when you’re guzzling (unless you’re guzzling grinds-in cowboy coffee, or instant coffee). Whether you’re utilizing a moka pot, drip filter, French press, whatever, you’re separating the grinds from the coffee itself.

If you’re using the JoGo straw, you dump coffee grinds into a cup, add your hot water, stir it all up, and then start downing directly from the cup via the straw. Thanks to a mesh filter system on the end of the straw, you won’t end up with teeth full of grinds.

The JoGo’s creators say the filter won’t clog up while you’re sipping, and they also include a cleaning brush. The straw itself is crafted of stainless steel, with a BPA-free silicone mouthpiece so you don’t burn your lips.

Along with its compact size, the JoGo provides at least one advantage over other coffeemakers; the straw implies you won’t burn your lips having from a metal cup. That in turn indicates you can cut a porcelain/plastic/whatever sipping vessel from your cooking kit, making things even more tidy. You can consume directly from the vessel you’ve used to heat the water, without waiting for it to cool down. This won’t be a big deal to a GS rider with gallons of space for gear, nevertheless for a stripped-down enduro biker, it’s important.

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As the opening paragraph said, this sort of consuming straw is not a new idea; some ADVers may have seen a similar tool known as a bombilla, while traveling in South America. There, it’s used for a consume called mate, which is actually dried holly leaves soaked in hot water to make a type of tea (see more here). Like the bombilla, the JoGo straw could also be used to beverage tea crafted from loose leaves as well.

Right now, the JoGo straw is featured in a Kickstarter campaign. With less than a month to go in the campaign, the inventors have far surpassed their fundraising goals; expect the straws to go into production later on. this year, as a result. Pay $17 US, and you can reserve your own on Kickstarter. Or, you could keep consuming instant coffee, or lugging your Aeropress, or downing cowboy coffee (we hear a sock will in reality work as a filter, in a pinch …). Of course, this design might not suit everyone, as there are a number of individual coffee making preferences as there are drinkers, it seems, however at least it’s an exceptionally compact unit at a not-too-silly price. More details on GoJo here.

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