How To Make Coffee While Camping

Alex Melen

What is camping without a great cup of coffee in the great outdoors? Here are some ways to make coffee while camping when you need your caffeine boost. Whichever way you prefer, remember to always choose high-quality coffee and grind your beans fresh before use.

Quick Fix Coffee

For lazy mornings, reach for your quick fix camping coffee - coffee bags. When you use coffee brew bags from Gaia Coffee Roasters, you don't have to compromise on quality with convenience. It's quick, easy, tasty, and environmentally friendly.

  • Heat water until it is close to, but not yet, boiling.
  • Place one coffee bag in your camping mug and add hot water. Adjust the amount of water according to your preferred taste.
  • Allow it to steep for a couple of minutes, then enjoy perfection.

Espresso Pot Coffee

Some days, caffeine is all you need. To jolt the sleep out of you or breathe the life back into you. Brewing coffee in an espresso pot is the best way to perk you up when you have a little more time.

  • Bring water to a boil in another pot.
  • Pour freshly boiled water, until the fill line, into the bottom chamber of your espresso pot.
  • Fill coffee grounds and gently pat to level it out. Do not compress.
  • Fit the leveled ground basket into the bottom chamber and screw back the upper chamber.
  • Place the entire espresso pot onto a heat source for about six to ten minutes on low to medium heat. If coffee is spurting out, it is a sign of too high heat.
  • Wait about six to ten minutes and watch coffee bubble into the upper chamber. When the bubbling coffee in the upper chamber turns into a golden brown color, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Pour some cool water externally on the bottom chamber to stop the brewing.
  • Savor the rush of a rich camp espresso. Depending on your preferences, you can add 50% hot water to enjoy an Americano.

Pour Over Coffee

The pour-over method is another quick and easy way to enjoy your morning pick me up. All you need to do is to pour hot water through a filter filled with the coffee grounds. When water flows through the coffee, it brings out the taste and aroma of the coffee. It is a popular choice for single-origin coffees.

  • Begin by heating water to the optimal temperature.
  • Wet a filter and place it into the pour-over dripper. Place the dripper on top of your mug.
  • Add one to two tablespoons of coffee grounds to one cup of water, and tap dripper to level the coffee grounds.
  • Pour water in a spiral manner, starting from the edge of the grounds towards the center. Pour just enough to wet the grounds.
  • Wait until the grounds have settled before pouring the two more times in the same spiraling manner.
  • Enjoy your coffee!