I like a cup of coffee, and I like outdoors stuff, and, I like the cup of coffee to be good: Starbucks Via is not an option. Here are the following models I follow to enjoy coffee while outdoors:
- The coffee must be hot
- The coffee must be drunk from a mug
0. Minimum Equipment List
- Device for holding water while heating (could be part of the stove, as with a Windburner or a Jetboil, or seperate, as with the Sea to Summit X-Kettle)
- Agitator (to ensure even distribution of coffee in water)
1. Make a normal cup of coffee
The most labour intensive, and potentially the heaviest to pack, but the most rewarding.
- Coffee, ground (or unground and a hand grinder)
- Cafetière (either stand-alone, such as the Snow Peak Ti model, or integrated, such as the Windburner or Jet Boil additions)
2. Fancy instant coffee: Sudden
Easy to transport, effective, flavour can be unsatisfactory if the coffee granules aren't fresh. The tubes are repurposable and recyclable.
- Coffee, Sudden: https://www.suddencoffee.com/
3. Fancy instant coffee: Voilà
Easy to transport, effective, excellent flavour. The packaging is Mylar, which is very hard to recycle.
- Coffee, Voilà: https://voila.coffee/
Deviating from the requirements
I find cold brew coffee enjoyable, and a good way of using beans that are otherwise too stale to make hot coffee.
To make cold brew coffee
- Grind 50g of coffee.
- Suspend in 650g of water.
- Leave for 12-24h: the longer you leave it, the stronger the coffee, the more it can be diluted.
Conceivably, one could make incredibly strong cold brew, carry a lot less with one, and dilute one part of one's water supply when ready to drink.