A pour over camping coffee system, specifically the Stanley Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over, is my preferred method of brewing camp coffee. The reason for this is that it’s tiny and easy to travel with (it won’t break in your backpack), it’s environmentally friendly and doesn’t require any single-use filters, and it’s reasonably mess-free to clean up. Another advantage of the pour over approach is that it is simple!
You don’t have to be an expert to brew fantastic pour over coffee. Furthermore, the materials are inexpensive, at least in comparison to other ways. In case you are looking for best camping coffee pot for the best camping experience, we have some recommendation you can check.
Pour Over Camping Coffee: What You’ll Need
The following items are required for this pour over coffee method:
- coffee grounds of exceptional quality*
- a body of water (at least 12 oz, plus extra for cleaning) Jetboil
- 12 oz. Stanley Camp Mug (or use mug from set above) Scoop of Coffee (optional). Suggested:
- Izelokay Scoop * pre-ground beans or beans ground with a grinder A handy set of the Stanley Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over and Camp Mug.
Pour Over Camping Coffee Step 1: Boil water
The first step is to bring some water to a boil. Pouring cold water into your mug and then pouring that cup of water directly into your pot is a smart approach to estimate how much you’ll need. Any type of camp stove or camp kettle can be used to boil water. My preferred method is to use a Jetboil because it is so light and easy to transport.
Pour Over Camping Coffee Step 2: Add coffee
Pour the coffee grounds into the pour over while the water is heating up. Use two tablespoons of ground coffee for every 8 fluid ounces of water as a general rule. If you want a strong brew, use 3 teaspoons of ground coffee in the Stanley Camp Mug, which contains 12 ounces of liquid. If you don’t want your coffee to be too strong, use 1–1 1/2 tablespoons of coffee grounds; it’s entirely up to you! To get a more precise measurement, I recommend using a coffee scoop. When automobile camping, using scales isn’t really an option.
Pour Over Camping Coffee Step 3: Pour in Water
The technique to attaining the proper brewing temperature before pouring in the water is to wait for the water to boil, then remove from heat and wait 30 seconds before brewing. The pour is then divided into two stages:
Pour a tiny amount of hot water over the coffee grinds (just enough to moisten them) and let it soak in. The grounds will rise, bubble, and swell as you watch. The blooming process should take 30 seconds.
Pour the remaining water over the grounds in a slow, steady stream.
Pour Over Camping Coffee Step 4: Let it brew
Now you only have to wait for the water to filter through the grass! It will drop slowly into your mug and take a few minutes to finish. I’ve never timed the process, but I normally begin by packing up the jet boil, and by the time I’m done, it’s all done.
Pour Over Camping Coffee Step 5: Add in any extras
If you want to add anything else, now is the time to do so. I usually add some coffee creamer, either liquid or powder, depending on whether I have my cooler with me. For a more sumptuous experience, I highly recommend using a tiny handheld milk frother!
Enjoy the Pour Over Camping Coffee
Now sit back and relax with a cup of coffee. Even when the weather outside is chilly, I like how warm the Stanley Camp Mug keeps my coffee. Even if I use another method of coffee making, I always bring it with me on camping vacations (like an instant packet).
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Cleaning the Stanley Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over is a breeze. Simply dump the grinds (while adhering to leave no trace requirements), rinse it with water, or wipe it clean with a cloth/paper towel. If you’re going home, simply put it in the dishwasher!