A coffee break in nature, on your hike, or at a picnic…
Everything tastes better outdoors, and so does coffee. The sense of taste comes physically from our taste receptors in our tongue. Besides this our sense of taste is affected by our sense of smell and how well it works. Our sense of smell activates and becomes more sensitive when we move outdoors. Therefore we often experience stronger aromatics and enhanced sense of taste when out in nature or by the sea.
Preparing coffee outdoors, hiking, camping, or why not even at a picnic is relatively easy as long as you bring along practical and uncomplicated coffee equipment.
We start by assessing the access to water and whether we can boil water on a campfire or alternatively on a camping or gas stove, or do we need to bring along hot water in a thermos flask. We also want to know the possibility of washing or cleaning our outdoor drink- and dining ware. When we know our water source we can chose a coffee maker to bring along according to our taste.
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You can bring along coffee as whole beans or readily ground in an airtight container. If you bring along whole coffee beans you need to pack along a manual coffee grinder as well. The benefits of whole coffee beans are that they preserve better and keep their aromas longer, and you get freshly ground coffee every day. Ground coffee is more sensitive to weather conditions and humidity or heat, but if stored well and airtight it is very convenient.
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When the coffee cravings hit you while on the road or in the woods there are some easy solutions such as instant coffee, coffee bags (similar to tea bags) and one cup coffee drippers. These are convenient and work well with hot water in a thermos, and you brew your coffee directly in your cup.
We offer a versatile selection of coffee and coffee equipment for both those who demand more finesse from their outdoor coffee, and for those who appreciate a fast and easy cup of delightful coffee on their adventure.
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Coffee equipment for outdoor life comes in many varieties depending on whether you want to enjoy espresso or filter coffee while camping. There are manual and portable espresso makers and durable coffee drippers, to the classic moka pots and percolators. For easy filter coffee a coffee dripper made of durable plastic, lightweight steel or fabric is a convenient option that does not weigh much, is easy to clean, and brews the coffee directly into your cup or thermos.
Easy camping- and outdoor coffee with these products
GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip
Sunwind Home Away Coffee Maker For Gas Flame
Melitta Porcelain Filter Cone 1x4, Red
Wacaco Cuppamoka Portable Pour Over Coffee Maker
Hario V60 Dripper Size 01, Clear Plastic
Hario Double Mesh Metal Dripper V60-02
Thermos FBB 500 ml Vacuum Insulated Bottle, Midnight Red
Barista & Co Corral Pour Over Coffee Maker, Black
GSI Outdoors Coffee Rocket Camp Coffee Maker
Thermos FBB 750 ml Vacuum Insulated Bottle, Midnight Blue
Kalita Wave #155 Stainless Steel Dripper
Thermos FBB 1000 ml Vacuum Insulated Bottle, Midnight Blue
Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Dripper [X]
Grower's Cup Brazil Coffeebrewer
Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper Size 02, Matte Black
Hario V60 Steel Dripper Size 02 with Silicone Base
GSI Outdoors JavaDrip Coffee System, Blue
GSI Outdoors Reusable Java Filter #4
Coffee enthusiasts might choose more technical coffee equipment even on the road such as an AeroPress or manual espresso maker. The AeroPress coffee is made by pressing hot water through fine coffee grounds directly in the cup giving a fuller and thicker brew coffee. The compact, cylindrical shape coffee maker is made of durable and lightweight material specifically designed for outdoor life, but consists of a number of parts that need to be assembled so be careful not to leave any of these behind in the wilderness.
AeroPress and similar coffee makers
AeroPress Go Coffee Maker
AeroPress Coffee Maker
AeroPress Micro-Filters filter papers 350 pcs
Cafflano Kompact Coffee Maker Black
Cafflano Klassic All in One Coffee Maker, Black
For the espresso lovers there are a number of portable espresso makers available on the market designed for outdoor life. The idea behind espresso is that hot water is pressed through very finely ground coffee with a 7-15 bar pressure, and therefore makes the coffee strong, rich and thick with its characteristic “crema” on top. A popular method to induce pressure in manual espresso makers is by pumping out air from the water container in the brewer and then releasing it with the pressure through the coffee grounds, coffee capsule or espresso pod. These are commonly known as “Pump Press espresso makers”. Some portable espresso makers work with ground coffee and coffee pods (espresso coffee packed in ready disks in a thin filter paper),and others are especially designed for coffee capsules. Capsules and espresso pods are convenient in terms of cleaning the espresso maker, but these need to be disposed of in proper manner and not left in nature. Regular coffee grounds are organic materia and degradable in nature. When using a portable espresso maker be careful not to lose any of the critical parts, as they often require some assembling in the making of coffee.
Wacaco portable espresso makers - Small and specifically designed for outdoor life and trips. Check out our selection here! >>
Handpresso portable Pump-Press espresso makers for the hike and trail >>
Portable espresso makers
Staresso Pro (Mirage) 2021 Espresso Coffee Maker
Handpresso Auto Capsule Espresso Machine - Bundle Set
Handpresso Pump Manual Espresso Machine, Black
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker + NS Adaptor + Bag, Grey
Wacaco Pipamoka Vacuum Pressured Portable Coffee Maker
Wacaco Minipresso GR Ground Portable Espresso Maker
Handpresso Pump Set Manual Espresso Machine, Black
Handpresso Pump Case
If the hike or excursion leads to a place where you can make a fire or if you have a gas lit camping stove you can make coffee with a moka pot, a percolator, or a traditional fireproof coffee kettle. Making “cowboy coffee” over an open fire is both charming and delicious!
Making Cowboy Coffee feels a little extra outdoorsey and exciting. This is how it is made traditionally in a coffee pot over an open flame.
Add water to your kettle or coffee pot and bring to a boil. Let the water cool a little so that it doesn’t bubble anymore when you add the coffee grounds. An optimal water temperature for brewing coffee is between 92-96 degrees celsius. Add ground coffee and stir with a stick or a ladle. Let the coffee brew sit for a few minutes until the coffee grounds have sunk to the bottom of the pot. Pour gently without stirring up the coffee grounds and enjoy!
- Measure approx. 2 dl water per cup
- Measure approx. 1 tablespoon of coffee per decilitre of water
- The coffee can be coarsely ground, like for a French Press or a little coarser than regular filter coffee.
Outdoor coffee is a wonderful break from the everyday routines. Spending time in the woods or in nature in general is proven to relieve stress and calm your nerves. The senses become clearer and the air and ambience enhance the pleasure of the cup of coffee. So, next time you plan on going on a hike or camping - remember to bring along proper coffee equipment for the utmost outdoor coffee experience!
Coffee pots and Mokapots for camping and outdoor life
GSI Outdoors Enamel Tea Kettle, Blue
GSI Outdoors Enamel Percolator 8 Cup, Black
GSI Outdoors Coffee Pot, 6 Cups
GSI Outdoors Deluxe Percolator, 8 Cups
GSI Outdoors Miniespresso Set, 4 Cups
Bialetti Venus 4 Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
Bialetti Moka Express 6 Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
Bialetti Moka Induction Black 4 Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker
Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker, Black
GSI Outdoors 12 fl. Oz Enamel Cup, Green
GSI Outdoors 4 fl. Oz Enamel Cup, Blue
GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug, Red
GSI Outdoors Halulite Bottle Cup 590 ml
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