It’s our lifeblood isn’t it? How are we going to survive outdoors without our favorite drink?! Don’t fear, we’re here to help! This week we’re going to look at the best ways to brew coffee (and tea) while you’re adventuring in the wilderness. We might be willing to give up some of the comforts of home when we’re outdoors, but certainly not coffee. Read on!
Instant coffee, admittedly, doesn’t always taste the best. Luckily there have been some flavor enhancements in recent years. All you need is some boiling water and something to stir and voila! Speaking of Voila…try it on your next camping trip (it’s far better than most instant coffee).
Coffee in a Bag
It’s coffee…in a bag! This coffee works just like a tea bag so it’s extremely easy to use on the trail. All you need is some boiling water! Try Javazen here.
This is how they did it in the Wild West (maybe)! All you have to do is add coffee grounds to hot water and you have yourself a hit. There are three ways to do it according to freshoffthegrid.com:
Clean Cup Method -You’ll need a cloth coffee sock, cheesecloth, or bandana. Boil water. Remove from heat. Place coffee grounds inside the cloth and then place in kettle. Return to low heat to steep.
Sink Down Method – Heat a kettle of water until boiling. Remove from heat and dump coffee grounds in. Return to low heat and simmer. The coffee grounds should start to sink to the bottom after a few minutes. If they don’t, drizzle some cold water on top to help them sink to the bottom.
Scoop Top Method – Heat a kettle of water until boiling. Remove from heat and dump coffee grounds in. Return to low heat and simmer. With a spoon, skim the coffee grounds off the surface.
Anyone who uses a French Press at home knows it makes delicious coffee. Unfortunately they tend to be fragile, but this French Press from GSI is made for life in the wilderness.
Humans have been using percolators for coffee for centuries (OK, maybe not that long), and they’re fun to put over the campfire. Percolators are especially good for large groups. Also, GSI knows what they’re doing when it comes to camping and coffee.
These are easy-to-use and are great for groups of 2-4 people. Here’s yet another one from GSI that was made for campers.
Please let us know your favorite ways to make camping coffee (and tea) in the comments. As always, we’re happy to help plan your next vacation. Visit us at MidwestOutdoorResorts.com or call (800) 231-0425. Happy exploring!