I am sure this has been done to death elsewhere but I felt its one of those little yet crucial ingredients for a great camping trip – how to do good coffee?
If you are like me and live for coffee, taking a small jar of good quality, but nontheless, “instant” type coffee is a bit of a let down even though keeping weight and bulk down on a trip is important. For me its one of life’s absolute pleasures and really brings to life a great wildcamp experience, if done right. I have tried expensive freeze dried coffee but it doesnt do it for me. I have tried taking a mini-bodum but the threat of breakage, bulk and weight put me off. I suppose I could take just the filter element but so far the best solution has been to use “fresh coffee” filter bags very much in the same mould as tea bags.
I was introduced to coffee bags by a fellow camper last year and ever since I have been using them religiously when on trips whether basecamping or wildcamping. The coffee bags I use are made by Lyons
I am sure there are probably better ones out there but I am very happy with them so far. They come individually foil wrapped, there are three “flavours” (standard, rich and decaf) and they only cost about £2 for 18. Are they as good as a caffetiere? Not really but they are much better than freeze dried and very very convenient.
Coffee and camping, a perfect combination