5 great ways to make amazing fresh coffee at camp

by Lowell Strauss


#1  Cowboy coffee

This is a bold, strong brew, filled with as much character as the cowboys who drink it. Fill a large kettle with water and bring it to a boil, then add a quarter pound or so of ground coffee and simmer for two to five minutes. Remove the kettle from the heat and wait five minutes for the grounds to sink to the bottom; you can add crushed egg shells (yes, it actually works) to expedite the process. If you’re equipped with one, a thick cowboy moustache can work as a strainer.


Pros: Minimal equipment; makes enough coffee for large groups.

Cons: Strong taste and rogue grounds can be off-putting.