How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee While Camping

When you’re camping, often, the comforts of home that you normally value so much can be hard to bring with you. Whether it’s a good meal, a hot shower or even a nice hot cup of coffee, there are certain things that are a little harder to achieve when you’re off grid. Fortunately though, if you have the right equipment, you can make some things happen at the campsite.

At RinseKit we are in the business of making camping more comfortable. Our products provide the comforts of home while you’re off grid. In light of that mission, we’d like to share with you some tips on how to bring at least one of the comforts of home along with you when you’re camping - that nice, hot cup of coffee. Using our products as well as some other fine brands, you’ll be able to make that nice, hot, piping cup of coffee on the campsite taste just like the one you brew at home. 

What you’ll need:

Step 1: Turn on your propane and bring stove to medium heat.⁠

coleman stove

Step 2: Clean out your mugs or cups of any residue from prior uses.⁠

camping dish washing

Step 3: Bring at least 600 grams (20 oz) of water to a boil in your kettle.⁠

boiling water campsite

Step 4: Wet your coffee filter (personal preference, not necessary)⁠.⁠

portable camp shower

Step 5: Place filter in your dripper and pour in desired amount of ground coffee beans (22 grams for every 350 grams water is standard).⁠

coffee at the campsite


Optimal pour overs include 4 separate pours.⁠...⁠

Pour 1 // Begin pouring water slowly over the coffee, starting at the outer rim and moving in a steady spiral toward the center of the grounds. This is the most magical, because it is when you will see the coffee “bloom.” This pour should take about 15 seconds and additional 30 seconds to drip before pour 2⁠.⁠

coffee filter pour

Pour 2 // Starting in the center of the grounds, pour in a steady spiral toward the outer edge and then back toward the center. This process should take about 45 seconds including the drip time.⁠

center pour coffee

Pour 4 // Repeat pour 3. This also should take about 20 seconds from pour to drip.⁠

Step 7: ENJOY!⁠