How to Make Coffee While Camping

How to Make Coffee While Camping

Making coffee while camping can be a tricky endeavor for the uninitiated. It takes a bit of know-how and practice to get the perfect cup of campfire coffee. Luckily, by following the steps below you can quickly become a master of camp coffee-making.

Things You’ll Need

  • Coffee grounds
  • Screw top lid French press
  • Stovetop coffee maker
  • Paper towel
  • Hot water

Step 1: Grind Your Beans

First, you’ll need to grind your coffee beans. This can be done beforehand at home, or you can purchase pre-ground coffee. For the freshest coffee, we recommend using a hand grinder to grind your beans right before you make the coffee.

Step 2: Choose Your Method

There are a few different ways to make campfire coffee. You can use a French press, a percolator or a stovetop coffee maker. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Step 3: Preparing Coffee

  • For a French pressadd coffee grounds to the bottom of the carafe, pour in hot water and stir with a wooden spoon or other non-metal utensil. Place the lid and plunger on top and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. When you’re ready to serve, firmly press down on the plunger.
  • For the percolatoradd coffee to the lower chamber and fill with hot water. Attach the upper chamber to the pot and place it on a heat source until steam is emitted. This can take up to 15 minutes. When done, use a paper towel to grasp the percolator lid and gently pour the coffee out.
  • For a stovetop coffee makerfill the chamber with hot water and add the filter basket with coffee grounds to the top. Place the pot on medium heat and allow it to brew for around 8 minutes. When finished, remove from the heat and pour the coffee out.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Camping Coffee

Once you’ve finished brewing your coffee, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Add cream, milk, or sugar to taste, if desired.

Step 5: Clean Up

When you’re done with your cup of camping coffee, it’s time to clean up. Empty the leftover grounds and either compost them or throw them in the trash. If you’re using a French press or stovetop coffee maker, be sure to rinse them out with hot water.

And that’s it – you’re now a master of making café-quality coffee while camping! With a little practice, you’ll be able to make a delicious cup of coffee to enjoy any time you go camping.

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