It's time to pack your backpack and head outside. Camping season! Fresh air, a cool breeze, good friends and the peaceful sounds of nature.
One of the best things about camping and caravanning is the lack of technology and unnecessary luxuries. But one thing you'll be glad you didn't give up is your coffee.
If you're traveling light, the name of the game is to reduce weight and size. But don't give up your coffee around the campfire: our disposable coffee drippers are a perfect alternative for coffee beans and an absolute must-have in your survival kit. Ideal for not lugging unnecessary equipment into the wilderness. Super light, space-saving - just out of your pocket and really tasty!
With good preparation and planning, you'll find that it pays to take really good coffee with you on your trip: it doesn't weigh much and takes up very little space in your backpack. It's also surprisingly quick and easy to prepare in the morning or at the end of a long hike.
COFFEE BEANS - WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE?
To be able to brew your coffee on your trip, you should carefully consider, because bean coffee is still ahead in terms of taste, but for the preparation it needs some equipment that you need to take with you.
With the 19grams disposable filters, brewing really good coffee is just as easy as making a cup of tea. Super lightweight, space-saving - just out of your pocket and really tasty! The drippers come in different varieties and are something for every taste: The fruity light Sonora Geisha Natural, La Toma is perfect for summer - sweet and tangy, Finca La Estancia also inspires cold with its fruity notes and the classic nutty Italo Disco. Guaranteed one for every taste!
|What you need - in comparison:|
- hand grinder
- Pot / Kettle
- Drinking Water
- Gas burner
- Gas burne
When packing, we need to carefully consider and measure how much coffee we will need for each day we are on the road. If you want to take whole beans, you also need to pack a hand grinder. There are different brands here such as Hario, Comandante or Rhino. Alternatively, you can grind your coffee at home before you leave.
You'll also need a way to measure the amount and a waterproof solution for transport.
If you're traveling in a van or setting up base at a campsite, you can bring a scale. But if you're backpacking, you'll want to travel with less weight, so you'll need to measure your coffee at home and pack each dose safely and airtight. E.g. in a small sandwich bag.
Another important aspect is the protection of the environment. So keep used coffee grounds and filters in the same storage containers you brought them in so you can take them with you. If you have an AeroPress or AeroPress Go, you can use a metal filter instead of the paper filter.
Ideally, it should be compact, lightweight and durable. Even if you love your Chemex, a glass carafe is not a good choice for the outdoors. Instead, consider an AeroPress or V60. They're more durable, compact, and made of food-grade polypropylene. The AeroPress is designed to pack up when wet, which is ideal if you've just finished washing or it's raining outside. Just place the pieces in your cup, close the lid and wipe the outside dry.
THE DRINKING VESSEL aka. CUP.
Bring an extra cup or two, especially if you're traveling with friends. A thermos can be useful so you can save warm coffee for later.
THE CAMPING STOVE
If you're traveling in a van, you probably have a way to heat water, either with a kettle or a gas-powered stove. When camping, you can take a small gas stove with you. There are many portable options for campers here.
If you're in an area where it's legal to start a fire, you can't just to heat your water. When starting a fire, always think about nature (leave the place as you found it) and make sure there are no trees nearby and extinguish the fire properly. It is best to use public fireplaces or barbecue areas.
To save space, you can take a pot instead of a kettle, so you can use it for cooking food at the same time.
The biggest problem with carrying water is that it can get quite heavy and take up a lot of space in your backpack. Also, bottled water contributes to the consumption of disposable plastic.
If you plan your route well in advance, you can also find water outside. By using streams, lakes and rivers, you reduce the weight of your backpack and save plastic. However, never drink untreated water from a natural source. Just because it looks clean doesn't mean it doesn't contain parasites and bacteria that can make you sick and ruin your trip.
Make sure you filter and boil the water: this can be time-consuming, but it doesn't require additional equipment or affect the taste of the water. Since boiling doesn't remove sediment, you should still filter the water first. Once you have your water ready, you can start boiling.
So, what are you waiting for? Pull out a map, pack your gear, head outside and BREW SOME BLOODY GOOD COFFEE!