While most people would buy a cheap $12 coffee pot to make their morning brew while camping, my friend Shari is not one of the “most”. Instead, she decided to bring a baggie of coffee (with scoop), a few coffee filters, and the pot that I got for a dollar at a yard sale a couple of years ago. I have instructions complete with pictures so you, too, can make coffee the Shari way on your next camping trip.
The first step in the process is to heat up the water on your campfire.
While waiting for the water to boil, Shari place a coffee filter over her mug and loaded it up with two scoops of coffee. She later learned that her hair elastic was a wonderful tool in stretching the filter across the top of the mug.
Once the water is ready, it is poured over the coffee, which percolates through the filter making the world’s strongest cup of coffee very, very slowly.
As if the coffee wasn’t strong enough, Shari then squeezed the filter to make sure no liquid was left behind.
After tasting the coffee and realizing it was more flavorful than a triple-shot espresso, Shari added dairy creamer…a lot of it.
She also added sugar from a baggie labeled “sugar” so no one would confuse with an illegal substance like marijuana.
When you throw all your leftover grounds in a unenvironmentally-friendly bowl, clean up is a snap.
Then you can make a cup of coffee for a friend and/or enjoy your own!
After making four cups of coffee like this on two separate occasions, Sarah bought herself a coffee pot in the camp store on our way out of town…for next time. It makes me sad because it was the most entertaining coffee-making I have ever witnessed.