The Perfect Cup of Coffee While Camping

If you love coffee and don't want to go without on your next camping trip we have you covered. Learn how to make the perfect cup!

Camping kettle

If you’re an avid camper and coffee aficionado, there can be few things more important than making the perfect cup of joe while out in nature. Thankfully, it’s easy to make delicious coffee in your camping kettle if you know what you’re doing. Here are some tips for mastering the art of making a great cup of coffee while camping!

Grind the Beans Fresh Beforehand

If you want to make the best possible cup of coffee, it’s important that you grind your beans fresh before taking them on your camping trip. Pre-ground coffee will work in a pinch but pre-ground doesn’t have nearly as much flavor as freshly ground beans.

If you don’t have access to an electric grinder while camping, consider bringing along a hand grinder instead. This way, you can still get the freshest possible beans each morning.

Choose Your Roast Wisely

When selecting beans for your camping trip, take the time to choose a roast that works well with campfire cooking methods. Generally speaking, darker roasts tend to work better than lighter ones because they produce fewer oils and sediments when brewed.

This means that darker roasts are less likely to clog up your filter or give off an unpleasant taste when boiled over a campfire.  Additionally, darker roasts tend to be richer and more flavorful than lighter ones—which is always nice when sipping on coffee in nature!   

Measure Water and Coffee Carefully

To make sure that your coffee comes out tasting just right, be sure to measure out both water and grounds carefully before adding them into your kettle. Most people will use around two tablespoons of ground coffee per eight ounces of water (or one teaspoon per five ounces). Be sure not to overfill the pot either—otherwise you may end up with a bitter tasting brew!


Making great tasting coffee while camping can be difficult but not impossible! By grinding your beans fresh beforehand, choosing an appropriate roast for campfire brewing methods, and measuring out both grounds and water carefully—you should be able to enjoy delicious cups of joe each day while enjoying nature at its finest! So next time you're packing for a camping trip don't forget about packing some freshly ground beans—your morning routine will thank you later!

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