Being outdoors in the summer is one of the simple pleasures in life. For some, there is no better way to relax than realigning with nature for a weekend (or week-long) camping trip.
Just because there’s no electricity doesn’t mean you can’t have good coffee while on your camping adventures. Here are 7 products that will help you do the brew in a primitive environment.
1. Coffee Brew Buddy
The Coffee Brew Buddy is perfect for single cup servings, is easy to clean and is perfect for the pour over coffee addict.
It’s compact, making it easy to bring along for backpackers, and it doesn’t require any additional filters, which means less waste.
Simply heat your water over the campfire, load the Coffee Brew Buddy up with your favorite ground beans, and pour over into a cup.
2. Tempo Coffee Press
The Tempo Coffee Press is the perfect solution if you have a few people in the camping crew that can appreciate a good cup of coffee.
The plastic cage in this coffee press is perfect for protecting the borosilicate glass while preparing, and the 6 cup capacity can serve more than one cup.
It’s also easy to clean, just rinse it out and you’re good to go for the next brew.
Add a tablespoon of coarse ground coffee for every 4 ounce cup, add some hot water, stir it up, wait 4 minutes for brewing, press the plunger down and then voila! Fresh brew in the woods.
3. Aluminum Espresso Maker
After a long night of roasting marshmallows and campfire stories, you may need an extra kick of caffeine in the morning. Enter the Aluminum Espresso Maker.
Espresso makers pack a punch- small in size, but big on caffeine content. It’s compact and durable, making it easy to pack without taking up a lot of room. It also cuts down on tools needed, since the water and coffee go in this nifty little machine and are all brewed using this one item.
Simply unscrew the top, remove the filter funnel, fill the bottom half of the espresso maker with water, fill the filter funnel with your choice of coffee, screw the espresso maker back together, and heat the espresso maker on a propane stove until coffee bubbles on top.
Our espresso makers are available in a variety of sizes, so you can choose one that will suit your needs!
4. Cold Brew 20 Oz. Bottle + Sleeve
As much as we love camping, sometimes it can be too hot to enjoy a hot cup of brew in the sweltering summer months. Luckily, there’s cold brew for that.
The Cold Brew + Travel Bottle is the perfect solution for coffee on-the-go and this bottle makes it easy to brew and enjoy all from one sleek container. The neoprene sleeve keeps your cold brew cold, while also protecting the glass from getting damaged.
Simply unscrew the bottom, put your choice of coffee ¾ of the way full in the stainless steel filter, screw the bottom back on, flip it over, and fill the bottle with cool water. Let the coffee brew for 12-24 hours (so make it the night before) and remove the filter before enjoying. Add creamer (or cream substitute), sugar and ice to taste and enjoy the best iced coffee!
5. Cold Brew + Go 22 oz. Tritan™ Bottle
Similar to the glass Cold Brew + Travel bottle, this cold brew bottle makes enjoying cold brew on-the-go a breeze.
The flip top lid makes it easy to drink from, even while enjoying a morning hike, and the carry loop is perfect for attaching to your backpack. The double locking lid and durable Tritan plastic make it easy to pack and use without getting damaged.
Simply unscrew the bottom, fill the stainless steel filter ¾ of the way full, return the bottle to its upright position, and fill the bottle with cool water. Let the coffee brew for 12-24 hours, and remove the filter before enjoying.
6. 9 Cup Aluminum Percolator
Primula’s 9 cup Percolator delivers piping hot percolated coffee from your campfire. In fact, one benefit of a percolator is the ability to brew coffee from practically any heat source as long as you have a flat surface to place your pot on. This is one reason why many campers and travelers prefer percolators over electric coffee makers or breakable glass presses and pots.
A coffee percolator works by taking the heated liquid from your coffee grounds and reheating it and running it over the grounds repeatedly. The effect of a percolator repeatedly passing coffee over the grounds delivers a significantly different flavor and strength than traditional French presses or automatic drip makers. Many say it produces smoother tasting coffee. Percolators emit a robust aroma and a distinct gurgling sound while brewing. It is extremely convenient when making coffee you want to stay piping hot for large gatherings. Primula’s percolator is made of durable aluminum and features a matching lid, lipped spout and stay-cool black plastic handle. It holds 36 oz, enough for 9 cups of coffee.
7. FlavorUp Pitcher Infusion and Cold Brew System
Have a group of coffee lovers joining you on your camping trip? This may be the solution for you.
The FlavorUp pitcher is made of durable Tritan plastic, allowing you to use it in an outdoor setting without worrying about breaking.
The FlavorUp pitcher can brew 2.7 quarts of cold brew deliciousness using the Brew Core, featuring a superfine stainless steel mesh to keep loose tea (yes, we said tea) or coffee grounds inside.
An added bonus to the FlavorUp is that it also comes with a Flavor Infuser Core, so when you’re not brewing coffee, you can make infused water or tea by adding fresh fruit or herbs to the infuser. We recommend letting the FlavorUp brew for 24 hours if you’re making coffee, based on the amount of cold brew it’s making.
Final Point of Brew
So when you’re packing up for a backpacking trip or a primitive weekend with your pals, make sure to bring along one of these camping coffee gadgets to give you a morning kicker after a long night of roasting marshmallows and you’ll be one happy camper.