How to Make Good Instant Coffee While Camping
As an experienced camper and a father of three, I understand that being able to enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee while camping is one of life’s little pleasures. But you don’t always have a full kitchen setup at your disposal, so how can you make sure that you still get a cup of good quality coffee?
In this blog post, I’ll be walking you through all the steps to make good instant coffee while camping. I’ll also provide some insights and recommendations from my own experience as a camper over the past years. Read on to learn more!
Making good instant coffee while camping is actually quite easy and only takes a few basic supplies. Before we take a look at what those supplies are, let’s dive into the basics of making instant coffee.
When making good instant coffee, there are a few key ingredients to keep in mind: good quality coffee, a quality water source, and a method to heat up the water. The ingredients can vary depending on your taste preferences, but generally speaking you’ll want to opt for organic, freshly ground, and single-origin varieties for a good cup of coffee.
The water source is key when making good coffee while camping. You don’t want to be using water from a stream, river, or lake as those can contain parasites and chemicals that can linger in your coffee. Instead, opt for purified water or spring water. Pre-filtered or pre-boiled water can also be good options, as this will ensure that the cleanest water is used to make your coffee.
Once you have your water source and coffee grounds sorted, it’s time to source a method to heat up the water. If you’re making your coffee while camping, the most convenient way is to use a campfire or gas-powered stove. Start by boiling the water and pour it into your mug or camping mug. Take care not to overfill the mug as the coffee grounds will expand when hot water is poured in.
Now that the water is boiled, add the coffee grounds to the mug. The amount of grounds will depend on your brewing preference and the strength of the coffee. Generally speaking, you’ll want around 1-2 teaspoons of grounds per cup. Stir the coffee grounds into the hot water and let it sit for around 3 minutes.
Once the coffee has steeped for around 3 minutes, it’s time to enjoy your freshly brewed cup of instant coffee. Depending on your preferences, you may also wish to add sugar, milk, or cream at this point.
If you’re looking for an even better cup of coffee while camping, then you may want to invest in camping coffee makers. A camping coffee maker allows you to go further with your coffee making, giving you more control over the brewing process, as well as the strength and taste of your coffee.
Using a camping coffee maker also eliminates the need to buy pre-ground coffee as you’re able to grind the coffee beans at the time of brewing. This allows you to get the freshest cup of coffee with every brew.
To use a camping coffee maker, just add the water and the coffee grounds to the container, put it on the campfire or a gas stove, and wait for it to boil. Be careful when handling a camping coffee maker as the container might be hot. Once the coffee is brewed, enjoy a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Some final tips when making good instant coffee in the outdoors:
– Choose the freshest ingredients – organic, freshly ground, and single-origin varieties are best for a good cup of coffee.
– Use the right water source – opt for purified or spring water to ensure the best taste.
– Use campfire or a camping stove to heat the water.
– Allow the coffee to steep for around 3 minutes.
– Use sugar, milk, or cream to add sweetness or creaminess to the coffee.
– Invest in a camping coffee maker to get a better taste.
Check out this video for even more tips and tricks to make good instant coffee while camping:
Now that you know how to make good instant coffee while camping, you can go ahead and enjoy your camping trips with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I hope you find this blog post helpful – happy camping!