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You’ve spent your entire night listening for bears, and now you can barely keep your eyes open long enough to start the fire.

How are you supposed to make it through the day? It sounds like you’re in desperate need of a strong cup of coffee.

This is when the question of how to make coffee while camping comes into play. This coffee is going to be the only thing to help you get the most out of this camping experience.

There is more than one way to make a solid cup of joe when you’re out of your home. Continue reading to find out how to create the perfect brew without attracting any bears.

Decide Your Go-To Brewing Method

The first thing you need to consider when it comes to making coffee while you’re camping is deciding on the type of coffee you’re going to bring on the trip. If you have a grinder, you may want to consider grinding whole beans ahead of time, as that’s one less item to bring (although it stays fresh for less time, so keep that in mind, too).

You also may choose to bring along instant coffee – or go the cowboy route and use coffee grounds and water.

You may even bring along a portable coffee maker, such as an AeroPress. See here for a guide to the best camping coffee makers.

How to Make Coffee While Camping

According to Camping Forge, the most popular way to make coffee during a camping trip is to use a percolator. A percolator is a pot that coffee brews inside.

This method of brewing coffee is a unique process. You place the coffee grounds within the pot and boil the grounds until your coffee has reached the strength you want.

Another popular method of brewing coffee is by using a French press. A French press is a type of coffee pot with a mesh plunger device inside the container.

You pour in coffee grounds and then hot water on top. Then, you put the top onto the pot, which has the plunger attachment. Once you’ve placed the lid on, push from the top – the mesh inside will push all the coffee grounds to the bottom of the container, leaving only brewed liquid to pour into your mug.

Prefer a more nuanced cup of joe? Another way to brew coffee while you’re on a camping trip is by using the pour-over method. The pour-over method is one of the more straightforward ways of brewing coffee during your camping trip.

All you’ve got to do is put water in your pot over the fire and leave it to heat to a boil. While you’re waiting for the water to begin boiling, you can place the coffee grounds you’re going to use in your coffee mug.

Once the water reaches the desired level of heat, you remove it from the fire and pour it over the coffee.

Coffee and Camping Go Hand in Hand!

Now you know how to make coffee while camping. The way you choose to make your coffee is a personal choice and depends on the supplies you have with you.

From the advice given above, there are many ways that people have used to make their coffee.

If you’ve found this article to be helpful, I encourage you to read some of the other articles on my blog.


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