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Hey guys, any suggestions for equipment to take with me while camping? I have the coffee percolator that I can use to brew coffee on the fireplace. I also am interested in buying a portable coffee maker that runs on electricity, like the ones here - link removed
I've been looking for a way to have decent tasting coffee whilst out camping. As I often go wild camping I look to keep my pack weight low so any extraneous items are left at home which has unfortunately meant no cafetière but instead instant coffee. I'd looked into a few fancy gadgets that promised quality coffee for camping but they were all equal, if not heavier, than a cafetière which defeated the purpose in the first place. Then I stumbled on one of these: I know a lot of people know about these but I found out a very efficient way to get a decent brew so long as you don't mind a few extra bits in your coffee. The first time I tried brewing with it I went for the normal pour over method. This worked great at home as the water stayed warm throughout but outdoors the pour was taking too long which led to the water often cooling significantly or wasting quit a lot of gas to keep it warm. This wasn't what I was looking for. Method number 2 however worked a treat - I simply fill my camping mug 3/4 full of water first then slowly lower the infuser with the coffee inside into it. With a quick stir this seems to fill the mug but not steal too much water allowing me to top it up afterwards. This has worked brilliantly as the infuser itself is only around 48g and the ground coffee is only the same as when I took instant coffee. The coffee is very bitty but it's worthwhile for a stronger, tastier cup of coffee. Brew time is about the same as for a cafetière as I have a lid for my mug. Does anyone else have an interesting coffee brew method for the great outdoors? I'm "glamping" next week so I'm tempted to take the aeropress although I love the simplicity of the infuser.