What is the best way you make coffee when camping

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To go camping without coffee is unacceptable. If you’ve ever stayed up until sunrise during a midnight hike, or woken up in the middle of the night to pee by the light of your camp stove, then you know why it’s so important to squeeze in a good cup of joe before hitting the trail. There are many things that we are willing to forgo when camping, but sacrificing a delicious cup of coffee is not one of them.

In this post, we highlight a few different ways to make your camping coffee just as delicious as it is at home. We share different brewing methods and discuss some favorite camp coffee makers as well as some helpful accessories that will give you everything you need to make great tasting coffee no matter where you are.

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Pour Over Method With Beans

Use good quality coffee. Bring whole beans or pre-ground coffee and a coffee grinder if needed. A high-quality coffee will make a big difference in the taste of your final product.

If you can find a local coffee shop that offers whole bean purchase, then buy those beans right off their roaster and just request them to grind them for you. They will add the right amount of grounds to your filter.

I like to use a pour over method with beans, and then I put hot water from the propane burner into my little glass mug. I found out that using a cloth to strain the coffee really changed the flavor and made it taste better. Then I add a splash of creamer, some sugar and voila!

Biodegradable Tea Bags

tea bag

Using empty biodegradable tea bags is an easy way to make coffee while camping. The bags are lightweight and small, so they take up minimal space in your pack They’re also perfect for steeping your favorite flavor of grounds inside. When you’re done, just toss the tea bag!

Boiled Water And Mix

Boiled water, cut the heat down to a simmer, add coffee grounds to water, remove from heat after 5 minutes, let sit for about 5 or 10 minutes to settle the grounds. Once done brewing, pour your morning joe into a cup and enjoy! Throw out the sots in the bottom of your cup and pot.

If you toss a tablespoon of cold water in it, the grinds fall to the bottom of the pot. best cowboy coffee you’ve ever tasted.

French Press

French press is the way to go. We just coarse grind our beans beforehand and seal them in an airtight container before bringing them along with us. Boil some water, place grounds in a french press and add boiling water. Leave it for a few minutes then press down the plunger. Works like a dream!


The best way to make coffee when camping is with a percolator on a propane stove or wood fire. Start by buying whole bean and grinding it just before you make your coffee. After you grind it, place the grounds into a filter that goes into the top of the percolator, then fill the bottom half with water and wait!

Moka Pot

The moka pot is a small two-chamber pot made of aluminum. It’s portable and easy to clean, and it requires a stovetop as well as ground coffee and hot water to make delicious brewed coffee at camp. It comes in multiple sizes as well, so it’s super convenient for making coffee for friends and family.

The night before, I usually make regular coffee in a Moka pot with a bottle of water. And the next morning, waking up early, getting dressed and heading down to the beach to enjoy the sunrise on an empty stomach with a cozy cup of coffee in hand. I also like to carry a thermos for milk and biscuits for breakfast on the beach. I always have my favorite thermos mug with me as well.


The AeroPress is a brilliant little handheld device that gives you a simple way to make excellent coffee on the go. It’s an ideal choice for backpackers, road trippers and anyone else who needs a quick, tasty caffeine fix. 

No electricity required! Using a combination of physics and a manual press, the AeroPress makes delicious coffee. It’s small, lightweight and portable. The AeroPress filters are also made out of paper so you don’t have to worry about carrying around extra equipment or cleaning material.

Cold Brew

If you love the taste of coffee but hate making it, cold brew is the best way to go while camping. It’s easy and requires little work. All you have to do is add water to a jar, add your coffee grounds and let it sit overnight for up to 18 hours. You’ll end up with delicious cold brew morning after!

To Sum It Up

With a little preparation, making coffee while camping can be a simple and enjoyable experience. Just make sure to bring the right equipment and ingredients, and you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee in no time.

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