I am going camping and love to drink coffee. How do I make a pot of coffee on a campstove bbq grill? I am a klutz. I think you can boil water in a pan once you light the fire but what do you use as a coffee pot? A thermos coffee pot?
You have two 'convenient' options:
- Get a Campfire Coffee Pot, similar to what you have (almost certainly) seen in "old westerns". If you plan to do much camping, this is probably a good option. I have linked to one available at Amazon, but almost any camping supply/sporting goods store will carry something similar. (McDonald's disclaimer: Hey, this is going to be HOT, handle with care)
- Army Coffee, A trick I learned from an mess sergeant when I was in the service, this is a great technique for making LOTS (5-20 gallons) of coffee. Over an open fire get a large pot of water boiling, pour in loose ground coffee directly into the boiling water. Allow to boil for 5 minutes and remove (carefully) the pot from the water. Once the boiling stops wait one more minute and "whack" the side of the pot on the outside with a large metal spoon, this will cause all (ok "almost all") the grounds to sink to the bottom. Gently ladle the coffee from the pot to your cups. This may not be "Bigbucks Coffee Approved" but it will it will get you going.
I'd look for one of the following: Aeropress, French Press, Vietnamese Coffee Filter or a Moka Pot (goes right on the heat source) or a pourover.
With the exception of the Moka pot, they will require you to boil the water in a pot. The Moka Pot will go right on the heat source.
Or... if you're really into "roughing it". You could just make the coffee right in your pot and strain it out with your teeth. :-) (or a filter of some sort over your cup).
Note, I'd recommend if possible you find a propane stove of some sort as it's easier & more efficient to boil water on one, rather than on a bbq.
I used to carry a french press, but decided I didn't want to risk breaking it. Today, my personal choice for whenever I go camping I is an Aeropress and a Hand grinder.
There's tons of gear for exactly this. Aeropresses are getting big for campers and backpackers. I'm personally taking one with me next time. Also, I see those french press travel mugs a lot.