You’re in the woods, beach, cliff top, volcano or any other stunning piece of natural beauty, you have your tent pitched and you are ready to take in the beautiful surroundings.

You’ve also had a long days trek and need a bit of a pick me up. What do you do?

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Time to get a pot of coffee on! There are of course lots of ways of making coffee when on a trip but here are a few of our favourites!

The Moka Pot

As featured in our main image, the Moka Pot is a great way to brew strong coffee in a decent amount for a few cups. The great thing about this device is that you all you need is contained within it. The basked for the ground coffee is in there, just need to add some cold water and sit it upon your camping stove for a rich, strong pot of coffee.

At home I would recommend pouring a little out and topping with hot water but if you only have one stove top available then to match the ruggedness of the wilderness just get it in a cup and get it down you!

Here is a great video on how to use the Moka Pot –

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The Fresh Press

Super simple, very recognisable and makes a damn good cup of coffee. What more could you want when huddled under a gazebo avoiding typically British downpours?

  1. Add ground coffee
  2. Add hot water to a third
  3. Leave for 10 seconds
  4. Top up with hot water
  5. Stir
  6. Plunge
  7. Drink

Easy as easy can be

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The Coffee In A Bag Trick

This one is a proper ‘camping hack’ for those that like to go all Bear Grylls out there.

Grab your coffee filter, fill it with ground coffee (enough for one cup). Use floss, or food bag ties, string or basically anything that will tie the filter up without ruining the taste of coffee.

Get your cup of hot water and use this filter of coffee just like a tea bag…but with coffee…a coffee bag!

We got this tip from this video amongst other camping hacks. For more of our favourite camping hacks check this BuzzFeed video out

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Or you could just find a lovely place in the forest that has a cafe and indulge in someone else making the coffee altogether…

2 thoughts on “How To: Make Fresh Coffee In The Wilderness

    • Mark Roberts says:

      Hey Ewan, an aeropress could work but it is quite fiddly. We have a few at the roaster to test our coffees through and we love the stove top as it requires no extra equipment. Next on our list is to get a Mini Presso! You shoud definitely check them out! Mark

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