How do you take your camping coffee?
As a family, we’ve been camping for a number of years, and there’s something about that morning cup of coffee in the fresh air that is like nothing else.
There are MANY options for sipping caffeine in the great outdoors. This past year, we might have had the best coffee ever while camping. It’s not about any particular aspect of making coffee, it’s all aspects combined.
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Ah yes… the good ole freeze-dried crystals. This comes in a couple of different forms, bottled crystals, and I’ve seen coffee crystals by Folgers. I’ve even seen coffee bags made by Maxwell House that are much like tea bags. Pour boiling water over them and steep like tea. While these methods will do in a pinch, let’s go with some better quality.
I’ve never used one of these. I think I find them to be a bit intimidating because I really have no idea what all the contraptions are. More so, I really don’t feel like figuring it out! Not when I have other tried and true methods for getting caffeine into my system.
However, a camping coffee maker is a way to go. I’m just unable to give any real insight 😉
Yup… really. Hey, we usually get an electrical campsite so we take full advantage of the hydro we’re paying for. Yeah, I know.. it’s cushy but delicious. I’m a bit of a snob and prefer Tassimo over Keurig (sorry!). I like the versatility. I love being able to make a wide variety of drinks with one machine. I find Keurig adds too much sugar to their drinks but, everyone has their preference, for sure.
Single Cup Brewers:
Bless our friends, Matt and Angela. We were enthralled when we saw them using a single cup brewer. It’s retro when you consider we were used to bringing a Tassimo machine.
Yes, our friends used this when we went to Long Point Provincial Park. And we loved it so much that we bought one before heading to Algonquin Provincial Park.
The downside is that you can only brew one cup at a time. However, the upside is that you can bring the same kind of coffee you would use in a coffee maker. This is great if you like flavoured coffee, and we totally do. We picked up some chocolate caramel brownie coffee at Winners. It was heaven in a cup. We also bought a reusable filter for the brewer, to reduce waste. Definitely handy.
Enjoy your caffeine, no matter how you make it.