There's nothing quite like waking up in the great outdoors and brewing a fresh cup of coffee over the campfire. It's a simple pleasure that instantly makes any camping trip feel more indulgent. However, not all coffee makers are well-suited for camping due to their size, fragility or complicated cleanup. 

That's where the AeroPress coffee maker shines. This compact and durable brewer is perfect for camping thanks to its easy clean up and delicious, full-flavoured brew. 

Using AeroPress in the Wilderness

The AeroPress is the undisputed champion of portable coffee brewing. This lightweight, durable device allows you to craft café-quality coffee while camping (or anywhere else for that matter). Unlike bulky machines or elaborate pour-over setups, the AeroPress requires minimal equipment and even less space, making it the perfect companion for camping.

Benefits of Using AeroPress Whilst Camping

Here's what makes the AeroPress perfect for camping:

  • Quick and easy brews - Unlike traditional drip machines or French presses, the AeroPress brews a cup of coffee in under a minute.
  • Minimal gear - The AeroPress itself, a coffee grinder (ideally a hand grinder for portability), a mug and a source of hot water are all you need to enjoy a flavoursome cup. To save time, you can take ground coffee beans along to eliminate the grinder.
  • Versatile brewing - The AeroPress allows you to experiment with different grind sizes, water temperatures and brew times to find your perfect cup of AeroPress travel coffee. Whether you prefer a bold and intense espresso-style shot or a smooth and mellow brew, the AeroPress can deliver.

Solving The Coffee Clean Up Conundrum

One of the biggest challenges of enjoying AeroPress camping coffee is the cleanup -  especially with limited access to running water and the desire to leave no trace behind. Thankfully, the AeroPress has your back, making easy coffee clean up a breeze:

Simple Disposal 

The AeroPress uses a paper filter cap or a reusable metal filter, both of which capture the coffee grounds. Simply discard the coffee grounds into a designated camp waste disposal area or a campfire (if permitted) and discard the paper filter. A metal filter can be quickly rinsed under clean water.

Minimal Parts

The AeroPress itself disassembles into just a few parts, making it easy to rinse and wipe clean with minimal water. A camp towel or bandana will do the trick.

Using Your AeroPress Coffee Maker for Versatile Brews

Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to drink the same coffee every day. With the right technique, you can brew everything from robust espresso-style shots to smooth cold brew with one simple device. Some of our favourite options include:

  • For classic AeroPress coffee - Invert and steep grounds for 1-2 minutes before plunging for full immersion flavour.
  • For espresso-strength shots - For finely ground coffee, try a shorter 30-45 second steep and press gently down on the plunger.
  • For cold brew - Pack the chamber tightly with coarse grounds and steep overnight in the fridge before plunging.
  • Make it milky - Mix in fresh dairy, nut milk or powdered creamer for a creamy, mellow drink.

You can also dilute it to taste with hot water for an Americano-style beverage, or drink it straight for a bold, ultra-smooth cup. This level of flexibility lets you perfectly customise each brew to suit your tastes.

Rave Coffee: Your One-Stop Shop for Camping Coffee 

With the AeroPress, you don't have to choose between the beauty of nature and savouring a cup of coffee. This portable, versatile, easy-to-clean brewer is the perfect companion for any camping trip.

At Rave Coffee, we understand the importance of a good caffeine kick, no matter where you are. We offer a wide selection of freshly roasted coffee beans that are perfectly suited for AeroPress brewing. From light and bright single-origin beans to rich and complex blends, we have something to tantalise every taste bud.

We also stock a variety of AeroPress gift sets, ensuring you have everything you need to brew tasty AeroPress travel coffee on your next camping adventure. So, pack your bags, grab your AeroPress and let Rave Coffee fuel your next outdoor exploration!


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