Camping is a freeing and relaxing experience but all campers have their limits on what they can leave behind. For many of us, a cup of coffee to help us appreciate the early dawn chorus of the wilderness doesn’t seem like too much to ask. The question for many, however, is how to achieve the best campfire coffee possible.
Instant is OK as a short term fix, but there are other options for a great cup of campfire coffee.
There are ways to get a great morning cup of coffee at your campfire without going to too much trouble. In fact, the simpler the better because the last thing you want is to have to carry around a lot of complicated equipment.
If you really want to enjoy your freedom from programmed coffee machines and complicated latte orders, you could go for a cup of “cowboy coffee”. This simple method involves a pot, some boiling water and your coffee grounds. Let it brew and dish it out! The only downside is that there is the chance
of a few stray grounds getting caught at the bottom of your mug (or in your teeth).
If this method isn’t quite to your liking, there are many different contraptions available that can filter out the grounds and leave you with a smooth, rich cup of coffee. Some retailers will recommend a campfire
peculator to get around the lack of electricity, but you don’t need anything as big and complex as that. A simple filtering device to place over your mug will save on mess, effort and space in your backpack.
The best campfire coffee is the one brewed with carefree joy over a fire in the early morning light.
Every camper has their own idea on how coffee should taste. For some, the rough and ready nature of cowboy coffee will taste amazing because of the authenticity of the experience; for others, the perfect brew needs a little more care and attention. Research the filters and gadgets out there and don’t give up on the idea of the perfect campfire coffee just yet.