Recently, the CBS Early Show featured gear guru Paul Hochman talking about how more families are choosing camping vacations over more pricey visits to expensive resorts this summer.
There’s nothing like waking up in the wild on a chilly morning and greeting the day with a cup of hot coffee! Green Mountain Coffee’s coffee experts are outdoor enthusiasts and never without their daily cup, so I polled them for their recommended methods for brewing coffee tentside.
Ed just returned from a car camping trip up & down the East Coast. He picked up micro-roasts from boutique coffee shops along the way and brewed them up with a hand-grinder and an insulated French press.
Don prefers the Mocha Pot, a dual chamber “stove-top” espresso maker. A standard for homes in Italy, this is ideal for camping as it makes a concentrated cup with little heat and water. Perfect for Don’s canoe and backpack camping excursions!
Lindsey also uses a French press, made of thermal stainless steel so it won’t break during her hard core adventures. Inside the press, she stores a bag with enough ground coffee to last a few days.
Winston also likes the French press and pre-ground coffee for his Adirondack adventures. Even easier, he says, is the Chemex brewer, or the Toddy cold brewer. With the Toddy you make up a concentrate in advance, and add water when ready to drink. It can be served cold or heated on the stove for a hot cup.
Deb clued me in to the convenient Mini Minit. These biodegradable filters are perfect for making one cup of coffee or tea at a time.
Bottom line…with a little preparation and a small camping stove, you can make sure your next adventure is well-caffeinated.