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I admit camping isn’t for everyone. There was a time when I didn’t even enjoy camping. After all, why should we even bother camping since we invented the remarkable invention that we now call a house? Still over time I came to appreciate the idea of roughing it and becoming one with nature.
Truly there is nothing more peaceful than sitting in front the campfire and watching the sunrise. The quiet and peaceful serenity you will find is difficult to match anywhere else. Of course, would you like to know what makes it even better? A good cup of coffee. One of my favorite vacations today is heading out to the middle of nowhere, setting up my tent and communing with nature. But, it is all made better by a freshly brewed cup of coffee in my hand.
But how do you brew good coffee when you are away from the wonders of a modern kitchen? There are actually many different ways you can brew and enjoy coffee while you are sitting in front of your tent staring at a campfire. Today, we will take a look at 8 different methods for making coffee while you are camping and enjoying the peace and quiet mother Earth gives you while you camp.
If you are already roughing it, why not brew coffee the way the cowboys used to do it when they were sleeping under the stars. The method is quite simple. All you need is a simple pot. Fill the pot with water, dump your coffee grounds into the pot and put it on the fire. Once it is hot remove it from the fire and allow it cool. The coffee grounds will settle to the bottom and you can pour a surprisingly good cup of coffee.Buy Now On Amazon
Honestly there aren’t many differences between this method and the classic cowboy pot method above. The main difference is there is actually a basket that you can pour your grounds in. This makes it much easier to clean up afterward and reduced the chances that you will burn the coffee. When the water begins to boil, it will rise up a small pipe inside. Hit the percolator button on the top and it will drip the water through the coffee into the basket making a pretty decent cup of joe in the process.Buy Now On Amazon
This little drip coffee maker is truly amazing, although it probably isn’t your best option if you have a bit of a hike to your campsite. This coffee maker can be placed on a Coleman stove for heat and then will basically function as a normal drip coffee maker. It is best if you use it in a campsite area that you can drive to as packing both the stove and the coffee maker will add a bit of weight to your pack.Buy Now On Amazon
Many coffee buffs will tell you the best way you can ever make a cup of coffee is by using a French Press. That works out for us too since it is also an amazing way to make coffee while you are camping as well. The French Press itself is small and lightweight meaning it is easy to pack. All you have to remember to bring is your coffee. Just heat up your water and then pour it into the french press and add your coffee. Allow it to brew to your preferred coffee strength and then press down to push all the coffee grounds to the bottom.Buy Now On Amazon
If you need a truly lightweight option for your camping gear, the one cup filter is your answer. This simply designed filter is often made of plastic and some type of mesh so it is very small and lightweight making it perfect for your backpack. All you have to do is attach it to the top of your cup and slowly pour boiling water on it allowing it to drain into your mug.Buy Now On Amazon
This one may sound very similar to the method above, but that’s because it is. The difference is this device will not only attach to the top but it will end up submerged in your water when all is said and done. Designed to make a great cup of coffee and tea, this one little filter is lightweight and perfect for all your brewing drink needs while you are out on the trail and sleeping under the stars.Buy Now On Amazon
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If you happen to be an espresso fan, you can make an espresso even if you are out in the woods enjoying all that nature has to offer. The aeropress works much like a French press, the only difference being instead of pushing the coffee grounds to the bottom, air pushes the espresso out of the aeropress and into your mug. These devices are usually fairly light weight and very thin meaning they will easily fit into your pack so you can carry with you wherever you go while you are out in the elements.Buy Now On Amazon
Honestly, I almost didn’t include this one on the list. Here at Roasty Coffee we always try to avoid talking about instant coffee. In many ways it has given coffee a bad name. But, when you out in the wilderness roughing it sometimes you may not have any other option. To use it, all you have to do is warm up your water, add in your coffee and stir it up. Using instant coffee gives coffee a bad name and if you use this method you miss out on the joy of brewing a cup of coffee on the campfire. But if no other option is available to you, it can be a good way to get your coffee fix.Buy Now On Amazon
Just because you are roughing it you don’t have to do without a good cup of coffee. Unlike some types of drinks that you may enjoy but can’t take with you when you hit the trails, coffee and devices used to make coffee are often easy to carry with you in your pack. Truly there is nothing better than sitting in the cool morning air in front of your campfire and brewing an amazing cup of coffee that you and your fellow camp mates can enjoy almost as much, if not more, than the natural surroundings you are out to see.
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