Prepare Coffee Outdoors – 7 Ways

Making coffee outdoors is different from making it at home. Most often, simple and elementary basics are different. There are some elementary questions to ask:

Brew your favorite coffee outdoors

There are different ways to prepare coffee on the go. Depending on the method, you don’t need electricity or any other source of energy (other than the heat of a fire) to brew good coffee.

Cowboy coffee

For many, this is the simplest and easiest way to brew coffee. However, not all consumers are convinced of the taste.

What do you need?

  • Coffee beans
  • 1 coffee grinder
  • 200ml of water
  • 1 pot or any metal container
  • 1 gas stove or fire
  • Coffee pots and cups
  • Some crushed eggshells


  1. The first thing you should do is grind the coffee beans coarsely, as too fine a grind will result in a very bitter coffee.
  2. Next, in a saucepan or other metal container, heat 200ml of water (about the amount of 2 small cups) until it begins to boil.
  3. Leave the water to stand for about 2 minutes and then put the ground coffee beans in the container. At the same time, add the eggshells.
  4. Then slowly pour the preparation into the cup, without the coffee grounds and eggshell.
  5. Drink your coffee.

Benefits of Cowboy Coffee

It is easy and quick to prepare.

Disadvantages of cowboy coffee

The taste of the coffee takes some getting used to.

Coffee in the pot

This preparation takes longer than the cowboy coffee, but the coffee tastes better.

What do you need?

  • 2 teaspoons coffee to 177 ml water (6-ounce cup)
  • 1 coffee grinder
  • 1 conical ceramic coffee filter (funnel)
  • 1 paper filter that fits the ceramic funnel or a cloth strainer
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water (about 250 ml)
  • 1 portable stove
  • 1 pot
  • 1 timer


  1. Heat water until it boils. Then let it stand for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Grind the coffee so that it is in the medium range, not too coarse and not too fine.
  3. Next, the ceramic funnel is placed over a cup. Then place the paper filter on the ceramic funnel and add the 2 teaspoons of coffee.
  4. Now you can slowly pour the water into the funnel, starting in the center and moving concentrically outwards, just enough to evenly suck up any coffee residue.
  5. Then start your stopwatch and wait 4 to 8 seconds. Then repeat the pouring process until all of the coffee has been flushed out and settled to the bottom of the filter.
  6. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 4 minutes, and at the end you can throw away the coffee grounds.

Note: To improve the taste, pour the water over the paper filter before adding the coffee. This reduces the taste that the filter leaves in the drink.

Benefits of Pour Over Coffee

The result is a great-tasting coffee.

Disadvantages of pour over coffee

Not known.

Coffee brewed with the Aeropress coffee machine system

The AeroPress system is known for allegedly delivering very good coffee quality.

What do you need?

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons freshly roasted coffee beans
  • 1 coffee grinder
  • 1 AeroPress coffee maker
  • AeroPress paper filter
  • 1 spoon or something to stir with
  • 1 pot or cauldron
  • 1 portable stove
  • 1 cup of water


  1. First, the coffee beans must be ground to medium.
  2. Then heat the water to boiling point and allow to cool for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. one of the filters in the corresponding lid of the AeroPress coffee machine and adjust it so that the machine fits perfectly on the cup in which you want to serve the coffee.
  4. Clean the paper filter by pouring some water over it and then discarding the water.
  5. Now add the ground coffee and pour the water up to the number 4 of the coffee maker.
  6. The water should reach this size in less than 10 seconds, after which you should start stirring the coffee.
  7. the top of the AeroPress plunger to the bottom so that the resulting suction forces all of the liquid out.
  8. Press the top down until the liquid has poured over the cup.
  9. Finally, take out the AeroPress coffee maker, dispose of the coffee residue and you are ready to drink your coffee.

Benefits of the AeroPress coffee maker

Brewing coffee is very easy with this method, and the coffee tastes good.

Disadvantages of the AeroPress coffee maker

AeroPress coffee makers can be expensive. Depending on the design and material, transport can be a risk.

Making coffee with a French press

This system is similar to the AeroPress , although the French press often prepares stronger coffees, such as espresso, and the process is quicker.

What do you need?

  • 1 French press
  • 1 pot
  • Ground coffee (2-4 teaspoons)
  • 1 water bottle (about 600 ml)
  • Something to heat the water, e.g. B. a portable stove or other heat source


  1. Add ground coffee (either home-ground or pre-ground) to the press.
  2. Heat the water in the pot and, as already mentioned, do not let it boil.
  3. Now pour the water over the coffee and let the mixture steep for a few minutes (3 to 5).
  4. Finally, carefully lower the plunger of the press and serve your coffee.

Advantages of the French press

As you’ve seen, this is perhaps the simplest method of making coffee among the devices we’ve tested. In addition, the taste of the drink is preserved.

Disadvantages of the French Press

A French press is usually made of glass, which may make it inadvisable to transport it.

Coffee tea bags

Ingenuity is one of the most important tools at your disposal. If you don’t want to take coffee pots and other gadgets with you on your trip, you can also try the following.

What do you need?

  • 1 bottle of water
  • Ground coffee
  • 1 pot
  • 1 small stove or something to make a fire with
  • Several paper coffee filters
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 thin string or even dental floss


  1. Take one of the paper filters so that it is fully open. Then place 2 to 3 teaspoons of coffee in the center of the filter.
  2. Now hold the edges of the filter so that you form a pouch containing the coffee.
  3. Tie the filter at the end with string or dental floss.
  4. Bring the desired amount of water to a boil. If you only put 2 or 3 teaspoons of coffee in the filter, you will need between 177 and 200 ml of water, which corresponds to a 6-ounce cup.
  5. When the water is hot, immerse the filter bags and wait 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. If you tied the ends of the filter tightly, there should be no coffee residue in the water.
  7. That’s it, you can have your coffee now.

Advantages of this method

This way of preparing coffee is very practical and simple. In addition, you can quickly prepare coffee for several people.

Disadvantages of the method

Not known.

Kuju dousing

This is a novel invention intended for outdoor coffee making. This method consists of a small pouch made from a coffee filter, fitted with side handles that attach to the ends of the cup in which the coffee is to be served.

The bag has also been nitrogen washed, so the manufacturer claims that the coffee’s flavor is preserved for longer.

The bag is not only used for the preparation, but also for the transport of the coffee.

What do you need?

  • 1 to 3 teaspoons of ground coffee
  • 1 pot
  • Bottle of water
  • A heat source (stove, campfire, etc.)
  • 1 bag of Kuju casting


1. Bring the equivalent of one cup of water to a boil.

2. Put the ground coffee in the Kuju bag.

3. When the water is hot, pour it into the bag until it is completely full.

4. Wait 50 to 60 seconds, remove and discard the bag.

5. Now it’s time to taste your freshly brewed coffee.

Benefits of the Kuju pour over

It’s a very convenient way to brew coffee, both outdoors and in your living room.

Disadvantages of the Kuju Pour over

If you don’t live in the United States, this coffee brewing system might be difficult to get hold of, but it will certainly be widely available in the near future.

Italian-style coffee with a moka

I personally own several Mokas and have taken them camping many times. During my military service we used it to brew good coffee inside a tank.

What do you need?

  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 heat source
  • Ground coffee


  1. Fill the Moka coffee machine with water and ground coffee.
  2. Remember to use coffee with a medium grind, as a very fine grind can clog the machine.
  3. Now screw the upper and lower parts together so that the coffee machine is hermetically sealed.
  4. Place the coffee maker on the heat source and make sure the heat is not too high.
  5. If you see that the coffee comes out of the valve with a lot of pressure, the temperature is too high; Ideally, the coffee should only run out slowly at the top.
  6. As soon as coffee arrives sparsely at the top and the moka makes a hissing noise, the coffee is ready.

Advantages of the Italian coffee maker

Making coffee using this method is very easy, and the best part is that Italian coffee makers are inexpensive. Mokas are also almost indestructible.

Disadvantages of the Italian coffee maker

If you have to make coffee for a lot of people and you only own a small moka, you have to wait a long time for everyone to have coffee. Therefore, the mokas come in many different sizes and since they are inexpensive, you can buy a smaller and a larger moka depending on your needs.