Coffee – the liquid life support for most of us. For coffee lovers, drinking coffee is a ritual and an important part of the day. It is something they must do, no matter whether they are out and about in town or enjoying nature camping. Although making coffee doesn’t seem as easy as making it home, that doesn’t mean you have to spend your day without your daily caffeine fix. As a matter of fact, there are many different camping coffee pot models designed to help you brew your favourite drink without electricity. Choosing the right coffee maker for camping is not as technical as choosing other pieces of outdoor gear but if you choose the wrong one, chances are you will not fully enjoy your cup of pleasure. Before we take a look at the different types of camping coffee makers, there are a couple of important things you should consider.
How important is the flavour for you? If this is the most important part for you when it comes to coffee, you should focus on choosing a coffee maker that will help the coffee release its full potential. Consider the number of people that normally drink coffee on your camping trips. Also, do you need a coffee maker only for you, or do you need one that can accommodate the needs of a bigger group? Is the device easy to use?
Pay attention to its parts, how easy the brewing process is, what filters you any other accessories you may need to buy. If you need a model that is perfect for backpacking, consider the weight of the device and how packable it is. If you start your days with a cup of coffee you probably already have a preference when it comes to how you like it brewed. You may already have an idea of what to look for, but if you don’t know what’s best for you, then here are our suggestions.
Camping french press coffee maker
French press makers are very popular because they are very easy to use. To make coffee with the help of this machine you need ground coffee, a french camping coffee press and boiled water. The process of preparing coffee stars by boiling water in a kettle or a camping coffee pot. Depending on what you have, you can use a campfire or a camping stove. For each scoop of coffee, you will need to measure one cup of water. After the water has boiled, let it cool for about 30 seconds and then put the coffee into the camping coffee press. How many scoops you will need to put will depend on how many people will have coffee. The next step is pouring the hot water into the press. Depending on how strong you want your coffee to be, you should leave it to steep for about 2 to 4 minutes. Remember, the longer you leave the liquid inside, the murkier and thicker it will become. Once the coffee has reached the desired strength, gently press the plunger down and pour out the coffee into the cup.
Pour over camp coffee
For preparing pour-over coffee you will need a coffee filter, a pour-over cone, ground coffee and boiled water. There are special cones you should purchase in order to prepare your drip coffee. Start by boiling the water. While you are waiting for the water to be ready, fold the filter so that it fits into the cone. The next step is pouring a little hot water through the filter. Place the cone over your cup, add the coffee to the filter and pour about twice the amount of boiling water. Let the coffee and water sit together for about 30 seconds. Finally, pour the remaining water using spiral motion so that the coffee is soaked. Do this slowly and once you are done, remove the cone so you can enjoy your cup of deliciousness.
Campsite percolator coffee
You will need nothing more than water, coffee and percolator. If you are going on a camping trip with your family and friends, then this coffee maker is a good choice as it can make from 8 to 12 cups of coffee. These makers work by passing hot water through the coffee grounds over and over, which leads to heating the inside part until the coffee reaches the desired strength. It may sound complicated but it’s actually is very simple. The percolator is a small piece that looks like a round chamber with holes. The recommended dosage is 2 tablespoons of coffee for every 170 ml of water. Once you set everything in place, put the percolator over the flame and let it boil. When the water boils, remove the coffee maker and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.
This is the easiest way to prepare coffee but it all depends on whether you like the taste or not. To make it, you don’t need anything more than hot water and instant coffee. However, not everyone enjoys coffee made this way because the quality of the coffee is lower compared to the above-mentioned methods. However, there are many different tastes of instant coffee, such as mocha latte, cappuccino, etc. Just pick your favourite flavour and you can enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning. You don’t need much – just pour hot water into the cup and dump the coffee powder. Stir and drink.