When the crisp, cold air of the wilderness beckons, coffee lovers often face a dilemma: how to brew that perfect cup of coffee while camping. The challenge of brewing coffee in the cold outdoors can be daunting, but it's far from impossible. In fact, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience. In this blog, we'll explore the best ways to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee in the wild, including a special mention of our very own Huxley Backpacker Blend.
1. the french press: a classic choice
One of the most beloved methods for outdoor coffee brewing is the French Press. It's simple, portable, and doesn’t require electricity. All you need is coarsely ground coffee, hot water, and a few minutes of steeping time. The French Press is ideal for camping because it's durable and can serve multiple people at once. Plus, it works perfectly with our Huxley Backpacker Blend, which is crafted to deliver rich flavors even in harsh outdoor conditions.
2. pour-over: for the minimalists
If you're backpacking and need to keep your load light, the pour-over method is ideal. You can find compact, lightweight pour-over devices made specifically for camping. The key to a great pour-over coffee is to pour hot water slowly over the grounds, allowing the coffee to bloom. This method brings out the subtle notes and aromas, especially when using a blend like the Huxley Backpacker Blend, known for its robust and hearty flavors that are especially welcome in cold weather.
3. the aeropress: durable and versatile
Another excellent choice for campers is the Aeropress. It's not only lightweight and durable but also versatile, allowing you to experiment with different strengths and brewing times. The Aeropress can make a smooth, rich cup of coffee in a couple of minutes, perfect for a cold morning in the outdoors.
4. cowboy coffee: the traditional method
For the truly adventurous, there’s the old-fashioned cowboy coffee. Boil water in a pot, add your coffee grounds directly, let it brew for a few minutes, and then let the grounds settle to the bottom or use a strainer. This method, paired with the Huxley Backpacker Blend, gives a nostalgic and rugged coffee experience that resonates with the wilderness.
5. single-serve packs: convenient and quickFor ultimate convenience, single-serve coffee packs are the way to go. While instant coffee might not have the best reputation among coffee lovers, advancements in quality have made it a viable option. Our Huxley Backpacker Blend is available in single-serve packs, offering the essence of our premium beans in a convenient, travel-friendly format.
No matter your method, brewing coffee while camping in the cold is an experience that combines the comfort of a warm cup with the exhilaration of outdoor adventure. With options ranging from the traditional cowboy method to modern, portable devices, there’s a perfect brewing method for every camper. And with the Huxley Backpacker Blend, you’re guaranteed a rich, flavorful coffee experience, no matter where your travels take you.