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Is there a camper in whose mind thought of a good cup doesn’t come? I don’t think so, but if such a person exists, let me know in a comment. Drinking coffee in limited quantity is not harmful, but some serious problems can come when you are obsessed with coffee and drinking it like water.
In such a case, you may not be able to fall asleep faster in bed, an addiction to coffee may come, which is not good at all, and you may be awake but not alert and aware enough to enjoy camping.
Here I am going to share some methods. Using these easy methods, you can prepare a good cup of coffee in little to no time.
How to make coffee on the camp stove: 6 proven methods
1. Instant coffee
If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to withdraw your time from an ongoing adventure to make some coffee, then Instant coffee is an excellent method for quick-prep coffee. Let’s see how to do it.
There are many Instant coffee brands, but they can be sticky. Starbucks has a variety of instant coffee, and they don’t stick. VIA is one of the good instant coffee from Starbucks. Instant coffee is very light to pack for backpacking.
To prepare, you need a cup of boiling water, add some instant coffee, and mix it into your cup. Yup! It’s easy peasy.
Related: How to make pizza on a camp stove
2. Cowboy method
Enjoying camping like a cowboy, why not prepare coffee like a cowboy. The cowboy method is excellent for preparing coffee for more than one person in no time.
- Have some water on your pot and boil it using your camp stove.
- Remove the pot from the flame and turn your stove off.
- Drop two tablespoons of coffee ground per 8 ounces of water in a jar.
- Let the grounds settle for some time. Stir occasionally.
- Pour the coffee from pot to cup. Be careful that the granules don’t come to your coffee. For this, you can use this natural made in the USA coffee filter
3. Classical percolator method
Sitting near a campfire outside the home in winter and having some coffee in a percolator. What an experience I had. At the same time, my body senses the fire’s lovely warmth in a frigid temp and has a percolator sitting on fire making coffee. That was a great experience.
The same percolator method you can do on a camp stove. How to make coffee in a percolator on a camp stove? For this, I am using an internal filter percolator.
- Remove the internal filter chamber from the percolator.
- Add some water, then put the filter back into the percolator.
- Add some coffee grounds (Course ground works best because they do not slip to the filter). Drop one tablespoon ground to 1 cup of water because percolator is known to make strong coffee.
- Switch on your camp stove and put the percolator on the flame.
- Let your percolator percolate the coffee for 5-6 minutes before serving.
4. Easy cone coffee
Suppose you want another most straightforward method to make coffee. This is as easy as preparing Instant coffee; a simple coffee cone is ok for this method.
Put your paper filter in the cone – pour some coffee ground (don’t forget to grind them at home). Place your cone over the cup, then take a cup of boiling water and pour it slowly into the cone.
Congratulations, a good cup of coffee is ready to touch your tongue.
5. Coldbrew coffee
If you have a space for a thermos, cold brew coffee can be a good option. Here are the steps to prepare a good cup of coffee from this method.
- Take 3/4 cup of coffee ground for a cup of water.
- Let the coffee grounds be soaked in water for about 12 hours.
- Strain your coffee and put it into the thermos.
- Turn your stove on and boil some water in a pot.
- Take a cup of boiled water into the cup.
- Add this boiled water to cold brew coffee. Mix it well and serve.
6. French Press coffee
French press coffee is a good option for the car campers because the coffee made using the french press helps the coffee retain most of its oil which a filter can’t do.
Now I am sharing the simple steps to prepare a good cup of joe yourself.
- Boil water on your camp stove
- Remove the plunger and lid from the french press and add 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of coffee ground for every cup. You can add the course ground for better flavor.
- Now add the hot water to the french press and add the lid with the plunger.
- Let the coffee remain inside the press for about 3-4 minutes.
- It’s ready to serve. The last task on this list is to push the plunger down to pour the coffee into your mug.
Cleaning tip: You can find some trouble with washing the french press in the areas where there is no running water to wash the grounds off from the screen of the french press. In this case, take a bowl of clean water, dunk, and swish it around to remove the particles from the french press.
Which method of making coffee you are currently using. Sorry if your current plan isn’t mentioned in this article. Let me know the way, and I will ensure it is said on this page. Also, share your unforgettable experiences and memories of your outdoor adventure in the comment section. Hope you found this post valuable.
May you experience life to the fullest.
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