Clear Lake Coffee Roasters: At Home Series -5 Best Ways to Make Coffee While Camping - May 14, 2021

5 Best Ways to Make Coffee While Camping

It's easy to make coffee while camping. Once you've decided on a brew method (whether fancy, like the Minipresso, or simple, like cowboy coffee), pack your coffee in individual serving baggies. While some brave folks bring mini grinders with them, others bite the bullet and pre-grind. Either way, a great cup of coffee goes a really long way towards heightening the delights of being outdoors. Read on to see the best ways to make coffee while camping.

1. Pack an AeroPress

The AeroPress is one of the best coffee makers for camping. The lightweight design is perfect for throwing in your backpack for a hike, stroll on the beach, or even a breakfast picnic at the park. The AeroPress provides a fresh, clean cup of coffee without the over-extracted flavor of other brewing methods. Think of it as a more durable and portable French press that cleans up quickly and creates an incredibly smooth cup.

2. Bring a Hand Grinder 

Brewing coffee outdoors doesn't mean you need to use pre-ground or instant coffee. For the freshest cup possible, bring whole beans and grind them with a hand grinder right before you brew. We recommend the  Ceramic Coffee Mill for its lightweight design and precise grind. It only takes a few minutes to grind your beans by hand and it's well worth the effort for a rich and flavorful cup. Freshness is measured in seconds. This is why it's important to use freshly-ground coffee no matter where you explore. 

3. Brew Like a Cowboy

Cowboy coffee is ideal if you don’t want to carry any extra coffee equipment. You just need a stove (or fire), water, coffee grounds, and a pot. First, take out your pot and add 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 6 to 8 ounces of water. Bring this mixture to a boil, then take the pot off the heat. Next, add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water to help the grounds settle. Your coffee grounds will fall to the bottom and you can pour yourself a homemade cup of coffee. Pro tip: Make sure you pour the coffee slowly for your grounds to remain at the bottom of the pot. 

4. Pull Shots With a Minipresso 

The Minipresso is an ultra compact and lightweight device to pull espresso shots on the go. Without any fuss, this slick handheld espresso machine produces a rich espresso shot with a nice crema. The sleek design of the Minipresso is perfect for traveling outdoors, weighing only 0.8 pounds. Bring your coffee grounds and water with you, and you’ll be making yourself quality espresso wherever you please.

Whilst you're here are 6 reasons for making Clear Lake Coffee Roasters - CLCR - your go-to coffee roaster:

☕️ We are a local family-run business located in the heart of Clear Lake, Iowa.

☕️ We go to great lengths to find only the finest and ethically sourced coffee around, from the top 2% of coffee beans in the world.

☕️ We only source 100% certified Arabica coffee beans, carefully hand-selecting each coffee based on specific quality and taste attributes.

☕️ Our roasting process has been refined over the years and each roast profile is individually designed to complement the nuances of the coffee we source, from Cup of Excellence (COE) award-winning producers.

☕️ By roasting in smaller batches, we can ensure our coffee is ALWAYS fresh, in fact, we roast your coffee only after you place an order - the same day your order ships out.

☕️ At CLCR, we are dedicated to a single mission: the unyielding pursuit of coffee perfection in every cup.

We would give you more reasons, but rather than reading it's better if you visit our website, purchase a bag or two, and experience a unique caffeinated or half-caff journey for yourself 😊!
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