How to Make Coffee When Camping
Camping can be a great way to become one with nature, or to have a bit of down time, without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Coffee is a perfect way to kick-start the morning, whether that’s during the morning rush, or whether that’s taking a seat in your favourite café and watching the world go by, but what does that mean for those camping mornings? Camping with coffee isn’t impossible and it is very easy to incorporate those coffee mornings during your camping trips too. So, how do you make coffee when camping?
Rules to camping with coffee
As with any coffee making processes, there are unsaid rules that need to be followed. These few rules will make the camping with coffee process much easier and will ensure you come out with a delicious tasting coffee each time.
Pre-grind your coffee before you go
If you’re planning on camping for longer than 2 days, then pre-grinding your coffee beans at home and taking it with you in an air tight container will ensure your coffee stays fresh. Making sure your coffee is ground perfectly will make it easier to brew too.
Consider your coffee-to-water ratio
Firstly, don’t forget the water. When making your coffee whilst camping, it is vital to make sure that your water to coffee ratio is weighed out correctly. The recommended ratio to make a great coffee when camping is using 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per 8 ounces of water. This ratio will ensure you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
Don’t boil your coffee
This is vital when camping with coffee. The optimal brewing temperature for your coffee is 93 to 96 degrees Celsius. If the coffee starts to boil, and continues to boil for a prolonged time, then your coffee may develop a burn out taste.
Always clean your equipment
As with any coffee brewing equipment, always clean up after use. This is to avoid any burnt coffee taste when it comes to brewing your coffee the next morning.
Best coffee for camping coffee
The coffee world can be a hard one to navigate, especially when it comes to camping with coffee. So, below are some of the best coffees to take with you on your camping trips to give you great tasting coffee on those camping mornings.
There you have it, that is the end of our camping with coffee guide. Don’t let camping get in the way of great tasting coffee. If you want to know more about different ways to make coffee, then check out our guide on how to make the perfect coffee, next.