While touring around my RV adventures early this spring I’ve noticed quite a change in a very standard morning ritual with fellow RV’ers. It seems that the institution of single serve coffee has actually overtaken the use of traditional coffee machines. After my third weekend traveling it was finally time to ask some people what was up with this new fad and the answers do actually make some sense…
1. Typical single serve machines (mainly Nespresso and Keurig) generally have less detachable parts which makes them easier for storage and much more durable on the road. You don’t have the glass coffee pot banging around the RV or the filter cover moving all over getting lodged between things.
2. The convenience of making is probably the most common answer that was given. Everyone looking to get an early round of golf in can understand that with a 6:15 tee time, its tough to wait 15 minutes for your coffee, and then another 3-4 for it to cool down.
3. The last one (and this was the one I didn’t see coming) was that people are starting to use them for a variety of drinks. The same single serve machines that make coffee also come with the ability to make hot chocolate, apple cider, etc. for when people are sitting around the fire at night.
When researching the price of single serve vs. traditional its definitely a bit more expensive, but not as much as you’d think. You can get a great single serve espresso machine for around $100 on Amazon and capsules around about $1 each through traditional companies, but there are some places that offer compatible capsules that are as low as $.40 per capsule. All in all, fellow RV’ers are definitely seeing the value in paying a little more for quick a bit of convenience.
Its probably more than likely that none of the single serve coffee companies really market specifically to RV campers, but its interesting how quickly its finding its way into every camp site.