Camping in Alberta is a great way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature. But let’s face it, nothing gets you going in the morning like a good cup of coffee.
So how do you make the best camping coffee in the great outdoors? No need to worry my caffeine-loving friends, because I’ve got you covered. Here are some tips on how to make the perfect cup of Joe while camping in Alberta.
Firstly, you need the right equipment. A camping-specific coffee maker is a must-have for any outdoor adventure. There are plenty of options out there, from French presses to portable espresso machines (we’re big fans of the Moka style percolator. Just the right amount of pick me up for first thing in the morning. Just saying). Make sure you choose one that fits your needs and, more importantly, your style. And don’t forget to pack a durable and reusable mug to enjoy your coffee in.
Once you’ve got your coffee maker sorted, it’s time to choose your beans. Opt for fresh beans, as they will give you a much better taste than pre-ground coffee. You can easily find great coffee beans at local roasters or specialty shops. And if you want to try something different, why not opt for a unique blend or roast? For the savvy outdoorsman who likes doing all things at the campsite, pack a portable grinder if that’s your thing. Otherwise, remember to grind up your beans at home before hitting the road.
Next up, water. The quality of your water can greatly affect the taste of your coffee. So, make sure you use clean, filtered water. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try using water from a nearby stream or lake (just make sure to purify it first!) Not sure how? Check out this helpful article here.
Now it’s time to get brewing. Be careful when using hot water and fire, and remember to keep your equipment clean. No one wants to drink coffee with a burnt taste. If you’re not sure about the temperature of the water, invest in a thermometer or use your hand to feel the temperature (just don’t burn yourself!).
Finally, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your perfect cup of coffee. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not try adding some unique ingredients to your brew? Cinnamon, cardamom, or even a dash of maple syrup can add a little something extra to your camping coffee – or, some other ‘adventurous’ morning additions. You do you.
Making the best camping coffee while exploring the great outdoors of Alberta requires the right equipment, fresh beans, clean water, and a little bit of caution. With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the perfect cup of Joe while taking in the stunning scenery of Alberta’s wilderness. So pack your camping gear, grab your coffee maker, and hit the trails. Happy camping, coffee lovers!