How to make coffee in the wildAndré Schmitt
Hello and welcome to Black Ops Coffee! In this blog post, I’ll show you how to make coffee in the wild. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or heading outdoors for the first time, coffee can be an important part of your morning routine. I’ll share several methods you can try to enjoy a cup of coffee in the wild.
Methods of making coffee in the wild
- French Press: A French Press is one of the easiest ways to make coffee in the wild. It’s basically a simple filter that you can put in a cup or pot. You fill the filter with coffee and pour hot water over it. Wait a few minutes before slowly pressing down on the filter to separate the coffee from the beans. Voilà – your fresh coffee is ready!
- Pour Over: A pour over method is another way to make coffee in the wild. All you need is a coffee filter and a funnel. You put the filter in the funnel and slowly pour hot water over it. The coffee then drips through the filter into your cup or pot. This method requires some patience and skill, but the result is a full-bodied, rich coffee.
- Instant Coffee: Instant coffee is a quick and easy way to make coffee in the wild. All you need is hot water and a spoonful of instant coffee. You put the instant coffee in a cup and pour hot water over it. Stir the coffee until it is completely dissolved. This method is very convenient, but the taste of instant coffee is often not as good as freshly brewed coffee.
- Cowboy Coffee: Cowboy coffee is a traditional method of brewing coffee in the wild. All you need is water, coffee and a pot. You put the coffee in the pot and fill it up with water. Then bring the water to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and let the coffee brew for a few minutes. Finally, pour the coffee through a filter or strainer to remove the coffee residue. The taste of Cowboy coffee is very strong and full-bodied.
Tips for making coffee in the wild
- Use freshly ground coffee to get the best possible aroma.
- Always take enough water with you to make coffee and for other purposes such as cooking and drinking.
- If you take coffee beans with you, be sure to store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
- If you’re on a hike, you’ll want to bring lightweight and compact coffee accessories like a French press or pour-over kit.
- If you don’t have any special coffee accessories with you, you can improvise and use, for example, a clean T-shirt fabric as a filter.
- Avoid putting coffee directly into the fire, as this can affect the taste and introduce unhealthy smoke particles into the coffee.
- Remember not to dispose of coffee grounds in nature, but to collect them in a garbage bag or trash bag and take them with you.
I hope this post has shown you that it is possible to enjoy coffee in the wild, even without having a fully equipped kitchen. No matter which method you choose, always remember to be environmentally conscious and keep nature clean. Have fun making coffee in the wild!
Sources and links on this topic:
- “How to Brew Coffee While Camping” von Fresh Off the Grid: https://www.freshoffthegrid.com/how-to-brew-coffee-while-camping/
- “How to Make Coffee While Camping: The Complete Guide” von The Adventure Junkies: https://www.theadventurejunkies.com/how-to-make-coffee-while-camping/
- “5 ways to make coffee while camping” von National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/lists/food-drink/best-ways-to-make-coffee-while-camping/
- Jetboil Flash: https://jetboil.johnsonoutdoors.com/cooking-systems/flash-cooking-system
- GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip: https://www.gsioutdoors.com/ultralight-java-drip.html
- AeroPress Go: https://aeropress.com/aeropress-go/
- Snow Peak Titanium French Press: https://snowpeak.com/collections/coffee/products/titanium-french-press-cs-111
- Hario V60 Pour Over Kit: https://www.hario.jp/seihin/productdetail.php?product=V60+Pour+Over+Kit+Kasuya+Model&catname=server&subcatname=v60