The camping coffee press. I’ve written extensively about French press coffee and other types of travel coffee press. The French press travel is a wonderful companion. I use my stainless steel coffee press at least weekly and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. And frankly, I think everyone should have a personal coffee maker like the Bodum coffee makers. If you’re serious about your coffee, then every new coffee bean you try should be tasted first as a French press coffee. You’ll be amazed at the complexity that you pick up in the china coffee cups filled with a yummy French press brewed 100 Kona coffee or whatever your personal preference happens to be.
Your options for the camping coffee press
So let’s take a look at some of your options when it comes to the camping coffee press. First up is the standard stainless coffee press. This is the one I’d take with me on most camping trips. I’m looking for something robust, and relatively unbreakable. I have a tendency not to packe that carefully if I’m heading out into the woods for a weekend getaway. And I find that the regular coffee press pots that have the glass beaker are just way too risky. I haven’t broken a glass beaker yet, but then again I haven’t used one as my camping coffee press either! The one I’d recommend is the Bodum Presso Doublewall Stainless Steel Thermal 8 Cup Coffee Press, 34-Ounce available at Amazon for over 57% off retail. This Bodum coffee maker will be enough for you and your camping partner.
If it is just you out and about in the woods with the bears, and you want to enjoy some yummy camp coffee, then you just need a personal coffee press like the Bodum Stainless Steel 16-Ounce Vacuum Travel Press Coffee Maker which is like the one I have, and I’ve had it a little while now without problem.
For an even more robust camping coffee press that you can literally toss into your backpack and not worry about breakage. Though I’d advise against tossing it into your backpack if it’s full of coffee ‘cos it isn’t totally leak proof like that, then you might want to check out the GSI Outdoors Java Press which is a very generous 30 ounces. Now that is enough coffee for your morning hike up Mount Everest practically 🙂
Another option I’d be remiss without mentioning is ye good old Aeropress. If you’re looking for a camping coffee maker then this is one to consider. This is actually a terrific coffee press for most travellers whether by jet or by foot. Whether by stream or pillowtop mattress. The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso setup is pure genius. They boast smooth coffee in under a minute from start to finish and they ain’t lying. What’s more, this Aerobie is fairly robust, made of hard BPA free plastics, you can toss this in your luggage or backpack and take it on the road quite easily. Huge number of positive reviews, this is definitely a consideration as your camping coffee press buddy.
An alternative to the camping coffee press
There you have a few camping coffee pot options, but I want to give you one last option in case you’re looking for something that is not a camping coffee press. Perhaps my friend, you are looking for a camping coffee percolator. The Farberware Yosemite Stainless Steel Percolator is a great option, making up to 8 cups of percolated coffee. And you know what that means, about 3 or 4 mugs of coffee 🙂 Still, that’s enough for a small family, and who doesn’t enjoy the old school robust coffee flavor of coffee made with a percolator. Nobody, exactly as I thought. And this sweet little camping coffee percolator unit is available at Amazon for over 50% off retail. Now go get some!
There you have it friends. Coffee for camping in style. I hope these options will help you get your own camping coffee press to enjoy in the jungle. Whether that’s a real jungle or the urban kind, warriors of all kinds need their morning coffee. Bottom’s up.