How to Make Coffee while Camping without Fire [Step-by-Step]

Camping with a cup of coffee can be incredible. But if you are running without fire, making coffee is tough!

So, today, we will learn how to make coffee while camping without fire! Here are three methods of making different types of coffee in such situation, take a look!

how to make coffee while camping without fire

Methods of Making Coffee without Fire in a Camp

If you have campfire, having a camping coffee percolator can be easier. But if you have no fire, there are ways of making coffee like using instant coffee or tea infuser travel mugs. Here, we will discuss how to make coffee while camping without fire!

Method 1: Instant Coffee

The first method we are going to share with you is the instant coffee making method. In this process, you will get instant hot coffee while camping! If you are staying without an open campfire, this method can be very relaxing and helpful.

Step 1: Grind the Coffee

First of all, you have to get your hands on the coffee grounds. If you have ground coffee already, you can go through the process easily. In case you don’t have ground coffee, you can also rely on the pre-ground coffee beans too.

If you go for pre-ground coffee, you have to ensure that you grind the coffee beans properly. You can grind the beans to course or ground easily. Use a manual grinder for the process and get your ground coffee handy.

Step 2: Boil the Water

Now that you are ready with the coffee, you have to start measuring the coffee. Here, the ratio is a very important factor. When you are making coffee outside, there are chances you compromise with the ratio for not being careful. However, we recommend you selecting the ratio on the basic of the coffee type. Light coffee requires a different ratio than the darker ones.

Now, start boiling the water. While putting the water to boil, make sure you settle for a bit more than you need because the water is going to evaporate a little. In the process of boiling, you have to rely on the solar heater if you don’t have fire there. If you don’t have a solar heater, you can also rely on a battery driven cooker too.

Step 3: Check the Temperature

While boiling water, as you are not using a coffee maker, you have to take a look at the temperature of the water. To get a perfect cup of coffee, the temperature matters. In this case, you can get a thermometer to check the water temperature. Make sure that the temperature of the water reaches a boiling temperature. It won’t work if the heat only makes the water warm.

Step 4: Use Manual Coffee Maker

Now that you are ready with the water, you have to get hands on the carafe and empty the water. Have a look at the ground coffee that you prepared and start adding the measured coffee to the French-press. Picking up the warm water pot, you have to pour the hot water inside the French-press. Now, all you have to do is stir and stir!

The French-press will take more or less 5-6 minutes to work. All you have to do is after adding the ingredients, lock the lid of the manual coffee maker and wait! After the waiting period, you can enjoy your instant hot coffee!

Method 2: Cold Brew Coffee

When you are in a camping in the hot weather and you don’t have fire to prepare your coffee, you might want some cold brew coffee that is easy to make! The best part is, cold brew coffee will not need any source of heat and you can make it in your camping days.

In this case, you can get your hands on an aero press for making the cold brew you love. French press will work as an amazing manual coffee maker for your cold brew.

Step 1: Prepare the Coffee Ground

First of all, you have to get ready with the coffee ground. While you are grinding the beans, do not go for fine grounds. Instead, it is always a better idea to stick to the coarse to medium grounds when you plan to get a perfect cup of cold brew.

Step 2: Add the Ingredients

Once you are ready with the coarse coffee ground, you can move to the next step. Here, you have to take the French press and then put the coffee beans inside it. After you have put the coarse coffee beans inside the manual coffee maker, you can start adding some water there.

The water you use should be of normal temperature. After pouring the fresh water inside the coffee maker, all you have to do is stir! That’s all! Keep stirring.

Step 3: Wait for it

After stirring properly, the coffee grounds will be almost mixed with the water. In this situation, you have to put on the lid of the coffee maker and leave it like this. In this case, keep in mind that cold coffee brew usually take a lot of time to process.

It will take about 12 hours to 13 hours for the procedure to be done. After the time period we have mentioned, you can easily remove the lid and enjoy your coffee!

Method 3: Tea Infuser Method

Step 1: Grind the Coffee

Here, we will tell you how to use a tea infuser for making coffee when you are camping. First, get your hands on tea filter you have, Here, you will add ground coffee. Take 18g of coffee and then grind it. Make sure that the grind is coarse.

Step 2: Boil the Water

Now that you are done with the ground coffee, you have to boil water. Just like before, you can use solar heater here for boiling the water. You can use a battery driven cooker for doing it. In this case, you have to check the temperature with a thermometer and ensure that the water is actually boiling.

Step 3: Add the Ground Coffee

After this, take the water in the pot and then place the tea infuser into the pot. When you are done, you have to start adding coffee ground to the filter. It will take about 4/5 minutes for the coffee to steep. At this time, your coffee will be ready!

Wrap Up

So, now you have learned how to make coffee while you are camping out without fire! These ways are life savior, try them!

Let us know after trying them about how you felt! Also, don’t forget to comment below if you have any other method that works here!

Brian MacCarthy

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This is Brian, your main author for Coffee Tasse. We Review & Guide through various Coffee Machine and Accessories for your batter morning.