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Don't Let Coffee Bee The Deal Breaker For That Camping Trip

May 4, 2008
Would you believe that there are people who just will not go on a camping trip because the think there will not be any coffee? Mostly it's the kind of people that can't open their eyes until they smell that hot pot of java. Well they are in luck, there are a few types of coffee makers that they can choose from that are very well fit to take with you on a camping trip. There is no reason you should not be able to go camping and enjoy your lovely pot of hot brew in the morning, or evening, or afternoon, or ever... There are a few models that are suitable for taking with you on a camping trip.

Old faithful, the percolator

When people think of making coffee while on a camping trip some will have an instant memory of a percolator on a stove. A percolator has been used to make coffee outdoors for ages it seems. No need for any power supplies and the designs may have changed a little over the year the method has not. Most times a percolator is made of stainless steel or plain metal frequently with an enamel finish so it can stand any wear and tear it may be confronted with, and seeing we take it with us on a camping trip it will get a lot of that.

You can get a percolator in different sizes and when you need to buy one you should think about the cups of coffee you will need to make in one batch. Also keep in mind that you could be carrying it for some time before you get to your camping spot if it is a hiking trip your going on. Making coffee with a percolator could not be easier, just put water in the percolator and coffee in the basket. Put the coffee maker on a heath source and wait for the water to start boiling, it will start to shoot up the tube, through the basket with the coffee grounds and back to the bottom of the percolator to get to a boil again and go the same route again. You should keep a look at the glass top to look at the color of the water to keep an eye on the coffee strength.

Just press your coffee down

Another way of making coffee on your camping trip is by using a coffee press. With a coffee press you get a glass pitcher, in this pitcher you place the coffee ground on the bottom. You boil water in a kettle and then you poor that boiling water in the pitcher on the coffee ground. Leave it for a few minutes and when you think the coffee strength is good you press the plunger that comes with it down in to the pitcher, this way you can poor the coffee and the coffee ground stays at the bottom, well most of it does. As you might guess, with this method of coffee making there is a good chance there will be some coffee ground in every cup of coffee.

The Moka pot (or Espresso pot, or Moka ExpressTM)

Of all the ways of making coffee with a coffee maker this one produces the best cup of coffee. There are three parts in a moka pot, the bottom part the holds the cold water, the middle ring in which you put the coffee grounds, and the top part that is empty at first but will contain the coffee in the end of the coffee making process. Put the moka pot on a heath source and while the water comes to a boil it also builds up pressure. When the pressure is right it will be forced through the middle ring and the coffee that is in it and stays in the top part. This way you get an espresso like cup of coffee.

There are a few more options when it comes to making coffee on your camping trip but these are the most popular. The moka pot, I think, produces the best tasting coffee. But as you see you never have to go without a cup of coffee and is no longer an excuse not to go camping.
About the Author
From childhood on Melissa Thornton has always been an outdoor person. Having seen a lot of camping spots around the world she gives tips to newcomers and die-hards about camping at here website and talks about professional camping gear and how to arrange your camping kitchen
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