Who’s a coffee drinker, raise your hand?
Do you take it camping?
I do! I do!
It’s a must for me. I pretty much NEED my coffee in the morning or I just don’t feel ready for the day. Is that pathetic? Probably, but it’s the truth.
I don’t always have the luxury of walking into a nice quaint coffee shop to get a good cup of joe when we are camping, so I’m constantly on the look out for coffee on-the-go, an easy coffee contraption or whatever will work in the backcountry to satisfy my coffee need. I want something that tastes good, is simple and not bulky.
Lo and be hold… Nature’s Coffee Kettle (NKC).
I discovered this treat at the Outdoor Retailer Show back in August. I had no idea such a thing existed until I was passing by their booth. Yeah, I stopped dead in my tracks to see what it was all about and I’m glad I did.
Getting ready to brew some coffee!
Nature’s Coffee Kettle is REAL (not instant) coffee in a bag. Simple, fast coffee that tastes good.
Here’s how it works:
Open bag at the top and pour hot water in the bag
Seal it up and wait patiently for a few minutes.
Pour coffee in a mug and enjoy!
Simple or what?
The coffee and filter are in the top of the bag so as you pour the water into the bag it flows through the coffee grounds and filter. It’s like a portable coffee maker minus the fuss of messy coffee grounds. If you want stronger coffee you can re-pour the coffee back into the bag and let it filter through again. You get 4 cups of coffee in one bag ($4.99) and the bag is reusable. You can buy refill packs ($2.99) to save money and be eco-conscience.
I’m already boiling water in the morning for J-Man’s breakfast so this makes things super easy.
This is perfect for backpacking, too with a weight of 1.2 ounces per bag.
Do be careful, though, since the bag is not insulated it can get pretty hot. Use the finger holes on the side to hold it up while you pour the water in and then set it down and let it works its magic.
We had the hot chocolate a couple nights ago and it was just as good and just as easy. Pour the water in, shake it up and enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa. J-Man was pretty happy to have hot chocolate while camping since it’s something I don’t usually bring. With this set up we will always have it on hand.
Do you bring coffee along while camping? How do you usually make it?