Like everything else, coffee tastes better outside. I’ve tried all sorts of ways to make coffee while camping and traveling. French press, cowboy coffee and (blech) instant. In hotels, I feel like I’ve tried every possible machine out there, but sometimes the most simple option is the best. Check out the GSI Outdoors Java Drip. I like this drip-over-the-cup method and it’s particularly handy for camping.
You use a number 4 filter (brown is best) and put your coffee in the filter just like you would making a big pot of coffee at home. I like a fine ground for this because it makes a stronger cup. You can put the Java Drip right over your double-walled vessel (a Yeti cup or Hydroflask) and the coffee goes right in there and stays hot.
If you’re picky about your coffee, say you like to only drink organic coffee or you like a special blend, or you’re doing bulletproof coffee (bring one of those cheap milk frothers with you to whip up your coconut oil), the Java Drip is the perfect solution. It collapses to a flat pancake and takes up very little space in your suitcase or camp kitchen. Couldn’t be easier to use. Find it HERE.