Camp Coffee
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Camp Coffee

For heavens sake! Nobody wants to hear your generator at zero seven thirty!
You say you don’t like percolated coffee? That is because you are not doing it right.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Perk Time3 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Camping, Coffee, Glamping, Instructions
Author: TetonTrekker
Cost: <$2 a Pot



Water Coffee Ratio

  • 1 tbsp Course ground coffee grounds 1 rounded scoop (tablespoon) per 8 ounces of water
  • 8 oz Filtered or Bottled Water


  • Add desired amount of water to coffee pot.
  • Put coffee pot basket in pot and add filter.
  • Measure coffee into basket and give a little shake to even out the grounds. Start with one rounded scoop (tablespoon) per 8 ounces of water. If your
    coffee has good flavor but is to week or too strong adjust your ratio
    of grounds to water accordingly.
  • Place another filter on top of grounds and put cover on basket.
  • Use a high flame but not one coming up the sides of the pot. Once it
    starts percolating, perc for 3 to 5 minutes. No more than 5. I need 5
    minutes at high altitude, however if you are camping at sea level 3 minutes should be sufficient.
  • Remove from heat using a hot pot pad. (be careful not to burn hands.)
  • Enjoy!


Keeping it hot:

You can either put the coffee in a thermos or reheat on stove as needed. If reheating on stove DO NOT boil and especially do not re-percolate.


Be sure to wash your pot after every use, getting any old coffee grounds and film out of the pot. The filters help contain most of the grounds, I use a paper towel to wipe away the rest of the grounds into the trash, then wash all the parts in hot soapy water.