In recent weeks, we’ve woken up to the sunshine, blue skies, and warmer than average temperatures. That means one thing for nature enthusiasts – it’s time to grab the tent and go for a hike. The big issue? If you’re also a coffee enthusiast, the great outdoors can occasionally be a grind if you don’t have a good way to fix a phenomenal cup. Luckily, some of the newest camping coffee gear on the scene in 2022 offers some awesome perks for coffee lovers.
- Speed and convenience: Have a hankering for a crisp espresso while you’re traversing mountain trails? Have no fear – the lightweight AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press has your back. And at less than one pound and collapsible into an 8-ounce container, it fits in your backpack, to boot! Cold brews are ready within two minutes, or you can fix 1-3 espressos in half that time.
- Campfire confidence: Need to brew some java for the entire hiking party? Gather ‘round and start thinking up ghost stories. Solutions like the Eureka Camp Café Coffee Maker can serve the whole group with its ability to brew 12 cups at a time. “Flux-ring” technology boils water at twice the speed in a 2.5-liter kettle. Simply boil potable water, pour over a #4 filter into the 12-cup carafe, and enjoy. Composition is durable with a hard-anodized aluminum finish, and the setup arrives with plenty of extras including a coffee scooper, filter holder, and an integrated lid strainer (for use with other items like pasta and rice).
- Portable perfection: Going solo? It’s even more important to stay awake and alert. Get help in a pinch from the GSI Outdoors Java Drip – an almost literal “drop in the bucket” at only half an ounce and around $10 online. The Java Drip’s clever design allows sturdy legs to clip to the side of virtually any mug, keeping the drip cone out of your coffee. Filters (not included) are recommended, though, to ensure that grounds don’t seep into your coffee. But the size and the storability of this nifty gadget make up for any minor inconveniences.
- Roughing it with style: Is the refined flavor of a French Press more your speed, even when going into the wild? No worries. The OXO French Press is designed with campers in mind. Shatterproof Titan Renew and recycled materials stand-in for the glass equipment you have at home, and the 32-ounce carafe can accommodate three to four cups in no time flat.
Whether you’re heading to the cabin or the open trail for a hike, be prepared for a piping hot cup of coffee with the newest camping coffee gear for 2022. Just don’t forget to pack your favorite ground Orinoco roasts to enjoy.