5 EASY WAYS TO MAKE COFFEE WHILE CAMPING-panergy
You wake up as the sun is rising at your favorite KOA campground. The birds are chirping as you wake up to the peaceful quiet of the morning. There are no kids yelling and screaming (yet). Obviously, it’s time for coffee so you reach for your french press but then think, “I don’t want to clean this up… what a pain that is.” Next you go for the pour over but you ran out of filters. Whoops. Instant coffee? No way.
Whether you’ve experienced this exact situation or you were camping with no luxuries, you know the dreaded feeling when you want a nice, hot cup of coffee but no good ways to make it. Until now.
1. MAKE COFFEE EASY WITH COFFEE BAGS
I’ve got a suggestion to get you started. Are you looking for a convenient way to brew up coffee on your next camping trip easily? Say goodbye to instant coffee, french presses and coffee machines forever. The solution? Coffee bags.
Wildland Coffee bags are great for campers in terms of ease, efficiency, minimal environmental impact, and storage. All you have to do is heat up 8oz of water and steep the bag for 8 minutes (or to taste) and you have a french press quality cup of coffee that has instant coffee-like convenience.
2. SOCK COFFEE. PEOPLE MAKE COFFEE IN A SOCK WHEN THEY GO CAMPING?
Bruh. Are we making coffee inside a sock? Do people do this? Are you kidding me? That’s enough internet for the day.
No, seriously, in any case. The Coffee Sock Method is one of the time-tested methods of brewing coffee. Just make sure you wash your socks regularly, or maybe even just use a specific Coffee Sock made for this exact purpose.
This method is for the hardcore outdoor nerds only so use this method sparingly. You can throw it in your knapsack the next time you’re headed out west to do some gold prospecting.
The Coffee Sock Method is weird, but it’s got a sizable cult following and deserves a shout-out here. And besides, with the advances in modern camping equipment, people don’t use their actual socks anymore. Like the ones on their feet? Do they?
3. COWBOY COFFEE. A COWHAND TAKES COFFEE WITH AN EGG WHILE THEY BREAK CAMP
Are you wondering where cowboy coffee gets its name? Back in the day, the cowpokes working the ranges out West would save themselves time, cooking an egg inside their coffee as daybreak hit.
Cowboys broke camp and started work early each day. They began each morning with an egg cooked to perfection inside a cup of spicy coffee.
The primary ingredients for cowboy coffee are water, ground coffee beans, and some kind of sweetener. Try a little milk or cream in a pinch instead of sweetener. Then, add a dash of cayenne pepper (or two) for a spicy kick, maybe some cinnamon or nutmeg.
Cowboy coffee works best when all ingredients are brought to a rolling boil together. It might sound weird, but hey, there’s always the Coffee Sock Method if you aren’t feeling it.
4. TAKE A FRENCH PRESS TO MAKE COFFEE ON YOUR NEXT CAMPING TRIP
Alright maybe you’re not into tea bags, cowboys of socks. Do you enjoy the finer things in life? Do you love coffee? Or as the French say, “aimez-vous le café?” Choose the “French Press Method” for your next capmping trip.
You’re not a snob when it comes to coffee. You just need the best of the best. If that means a little more fiddling around with camping box, so be it.
You deserve it, and you have no shame. You treat yourself using the French Press method because you just have to outshine your college friends, brewing up the boujiest coffee. So who cares if Hipster Coffee Sock Guy and Instagram Suburbia Cowgirl make fun of you for it?
You’ve been bringing high-class coffee on all the camping trips before it was cool, and you’ve got the evidence well documented on the ‘Gram back to 2012 to prove it.
5. THE ORIGINAL PERCOLATOR AND POT METHOD
How to make coffee while camping using a percolator, you ask? It may not be new or unique, but it’s actually quite simple and doesn’t take long at all. Their familiarity with many people makes percolators great options for brewing up a cup of java while camping or doing other outdoor activities such as ice-fishing or kayaking miles and miles of river in the backcountry.
All you’ll need is a lightweight percolator device, coffee beans, and a portable pot. While there are modern options, sentimental types enjoy having a coffee pot while camping. The only question left is whether or not to grind your coffee beans in advance.
People love coffee, and you’re no different. However, the percolator coffee brewing solution for camping can add personal flair to your trip, and it’s an excellent option for the camp cook who enjoys preparing meals for the whole crew.