Most of us will be staycationing in some shape or form this year and no doubt many of us will be doing so under canvas in the great outdoors. Whilst we may be prepared to make sacrifices when sleeping under the stars ditching the morning brew is not one of them. Thankfully there are lots of different ways to brew coffee while camping so we can still have our morning coffee fix.
HOW TO MAKE COFFEE WHILE CAMPING
Making a good brew when your camping does require a little bit of groundwork. The best coffee camping experience is largely dependent on the kit that you pack as well as how much time you’re willing to spend on making the coffee and how much extra weight you’re willing to add to your rucksack.
We’ve picked out 5 of favourite brewing methods for cooking coffee while camping.
Coffee bags are a convenient and quick way to get your caffeine fix and all you have to do is throw a bag or two into some boiling water, let them brew for a few minutes and away you go and handily these amazing rucksack space-savers don’t require very much effort either.
To make a brew with your coffee bag, simply boil some water over a stove or fire. Place the coffee bag in the boiling water and let it steep for a couple of minutes. Remove the coffee bag and drink.
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POUR OVER COFFEE
Another highly portable option for making your morning coffee involves using a pour-over filter cone. And when you’re finished simply rinse off, dry and pack away for net time. To brew your coffee using this method, open the cone, place the bottom ring over your mug or cup, place a filter inside the cone and add the coffee. In the meantime boil some water, let is cool slightly and pour over enough water to soak your coffee, allow it to bloom and then pour over the remaining water, allow it to filter through, then simply remove the cone and savour.
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These days this iconic coffee maker is made in a wide variety of durable materials, which are perfect for taking on your camping trip and they really are so easy to use it’s as simple as one, two, three. To brew boil some water and allow to cool a little, in the meantime add one scoop of ground coffee for every cup you are brewing to the cafetiere. Then pour around half of the water into the press and allow it to bloom and then add the remaining water and allow it to brew for a couple of minutes then depress the plunger to finish.
This piece of kit is a nifty combination of the pour over and a cafetiere. Simply add a couple of scoops of coffee to the larger tube of your AeroPress. Pour over a little water and allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds, then simply add hot water until the chamber is full and then stir the coffee. Then place the plunger into the chamber, then slowly depress to filter into your mug.
This is the ultimate stovetop espresso maker, renowned the world over for producing truly delicious coffee. To brew coffee using the stove top all you need to do is fill the bottom compartment with water and the middle with coffee, then screw the serving chamber in place and close the lid. Then place on your stove or fire (remember to keep the handle away from the flames unless you want it to melt!). As the water boils, the coffee will begin to extract into the serving chamber. Your coffee will be similar to an espresso, which is full of buzz and strong.
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The adventurer is a tried and tested method and it’s pretty much fool proof. All you have to do is fill a coffee pot or can with water, bring it to the boil over your stove or campfire. Then, allow the water to cool for 5 minutes, then add the ground coffee and stir. Let the coffee stand for a couple of minutes and then stir once more and let it rest, then slowly pour yourself a cup once the coffee has settled and enjoy.
WHAT’S THE BEST MUG TO USE FOR CAMPING?
We’d recommend an enamel coffee mug. Lightweight and durable it’s perfect for absorbing heat without cracking even if placed over campfires. You can get a Farrer’s branded enamel mug here.