Craft Cowboy Coffee
Cowboy coffee is the OG of craft coffee. Once known to be the poor man's coffee, today there are some awesome brew recipes that will rival your home brew method.
If you're not ready to try out the AeroPress, or maybe you're just lazy and don't want to lug more than a kettle with you on the trail, then cowboy is the way to go my friends!
Here's our favorite recipe for ensuring you get a great cup that isn't bitter and will impress all your friends.
- Build a badass fire!
- Add water to a pot and bring it to a boil over that sweet fire you built from hand.
- When the water boils, remove your pot from your fire and let it just chill out for about 30 seconds. You need to bring your temp down to a solid brew temp, roughly 200°F, but who brings a thermometer with them on the trail?
- Add your ground coffee, roughly 2 heaping spoonfuls (2 Tb for those measuring) for every 8 oz of water. Also if you're able to grind your beans yourself, you want to grind them finer than you do for your home drip.
- Now go ahead and give those grounds a good stir and let it sit for about 2 mins while you contemplate how pinecones are made, then stir again.
- Take a few more minutes to enjoy the wild and beautiful land around you, breathing in that sweet coffee aroma.
- Take one final deep breath, then fling a bit of cold water on the grounds like you're McGyver's magician (get as fancy here as you want, but essentially this helps the grounds sink to the bottom)
- Pour that beautiful black gold into your mug, slowly so those grounds don't end up in your mug and eventually your stash.
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