4 Ways to Caffeinate While Camping
Caffeine withdrawals. It’s a real struggle. Many people think that heading out to the wilderness means giving up luxuries like cushy mattresses, coffee, running water. Okay, you’re giving up most of that, but caffeine doesn’t have to be one of them!
If you’re someone who feels rage without your daily dose of caffeine, read on!
1. Instant coffee
The taste might suck, but it’s faster, lighter, cleaner, and easier than brewing some cowboy coffee. The coffee is freeze-dried; all you gotta do is just add water.
2. French Press or Aeropress, pick your poison
So you’re kind of a coffee snob and that instant stuff won’t do? If you’ve got the space and the manpower, or if you’re car camping, pack along your French press or Aeropress, whatever your style is, and a little hand grinder for some handcrafted coffee. Pictured above is an Aeropress.
The Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker retails for $30.
The Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder Mini carries your beans and provides freshly ground coffee. Buy for $28.
3. Backcountry Espresso
Are you a fan of lounging in coffee shops and instagram-ing your latte art? If pressed coffee just won’t do, the Wacaco Minipresso might just be your thing. Espresso in the backcountry made easy! It’s been tough getting my hands one of these bad boys since it seems to be stuck on pre-order. The specs look promising though! It’s on the bigger and heavier side of things, but that’s a fair price to pay for your daily dose of premium coffee. Read one of the few reviews here.
The Minipresso comes in two versions: one that takes coffee capsules and one for coffee grounds. Sign up for the pre-order here and get the Minipresso for $39. Looking for something with more reviews? Try the Handpresso.
Not a coffee person? Me neither. Tea is my weapon of choice whether I’m in the backcountry for not. And it’s pretty easy to pack and brew. If you want to fancy it up, bring some tea filters or an infuser and use loose-leaf tea.
Buy tea just about anywhere including Amazon.
Did I miss anything? What are your favorite ways to enjoy caffeine while camping?