Why drink instant coffee when you can brew coffee with a quality camping coffee pot?
It may be the thing that gets us by at home, but on the side of a mountain or deep in the forest? Having a camping coffee pot is next to Godliness.
It is hard to pinpoint why hot water filtered through ground-up coffee beans is so epic in the great outdoors. But it is.
Therefore, you should invest in a good camping coffee maker. Whether it's a backpacking or camping trip, if you are a coffee drinker, that cup of Joe is the perfect way to start any backcountry adventure.
Unless you like chewing your brew and picking coffee grounds out of your teeth, forget the cowboy coffee. To some, it is heresy. When you are searching for the perfect camping coffee pot to add to your camping gear, here are some things to look for.
Simple and Hassle-Free
A camping coffee pot should be easy and hassle-free. Making a cup of Joe shouldn't be a project! Ideally, you should just add boiling water and coffee grounds in a vessel and let it do its thing. A coffee percolator or French press are great ways to do that.
There are propane coffee pots, like this one from Coleman, that can really do the job and use no electricity.
Another attribute of a good camping coffee pot is durability. It should be made from high-quality materials like stainless steel. Nothing against good ol' aluminum or enamelware percolators, but stainless steel will hold up the longest whether your camp coffee is made over the campfire or on a camping stove.
Stanley, Farberware, Coleman, Aeropress, and Primula are brands that make their camping coffee pots from stainless steel.
How Many Cups of Coffee?
It'll take you all morning if you have five people in your group and you have a little single cup maker. Your group will find boiling water slooowly draining through the coffee grounds as gripping as watching their fingernails grow.
Definitely go 4 cups, bare minimum, depending on the size of your typical group. Or buy a 4-cupper and a larger-capacity one for large groups.
Reduce Materials Like Coffee Filters
Another great thing about a French press coffee maker or stainless steel percolator is that they don't require a separate paper filter. With the French press, you simply pour boiling water into the coffee grounds, wait 3-5 minutes, and push down on the plunger.
When brewing coffee with a percolator, you pour water into the pot, add the coffee grounds to the metal filter basket, and let it percolate for the desired length of time. It's simple to use and easy to clean up.
Whether you'll be brewing coffee on a camp stove, over the fire, or on a Coleman stovetop, look for an easy-to-use camping coffee pot with these attributes. Adding one to your camping gear will make brewing coffee on your trip a snap! Jut don't forget your favorite travel mug.
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