Homemade Camping Coffee Bags
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Serves: 16 oz. coffee per bag
Coffee bags take the concept of Cowboy Coffee, and just make it a lot easier to ensure you don’t end up with a mouthful of grounds to spoil a delicious cup of java. You can make up as many of these as you’d like at home ahead of your camping trip and have them ready for quick coffee brewing any time. FYI – if you really want to take the easy way out, companies like Folgers and others make single-serving coffee bags that are just like tea bags. So, buy a box and submerge two bags in near boiling water to make 16 ounces of coffee.
  • Dental floss or cotton twine
  • #4 paper coffee filters
  • 4 Tbsp. of drip ground coffee for each bag you want to make up for a 16 oz. cup of coffee
  1. Cut some 8-inch lengths of cotton twine or dental floss. You’ll need one for each bag you’re going to make.
  2. Flatten out a drip coffee filter on the table in front of you.
  3. Scoop 2 tablespoons of coffee into the center of the filter for each 8-ounces you want the back to brew. We like to make 16-ounce batches, so that’s 4 heaping tablespoons of fine ground coffee.
  4. Carefully gather up the sides of the filter and pull them together to form a pouch.
  5. Give this top a good twist so the packet resembles an onion just pulled from the ground.
  6. Use the pre-cut string to tightly tie off the top of the pouch.
  7. When it’s time to make coffee, heat water to boiling, then remove from the heat for 30 seconds to a minute.
  8. Pour into the cup and plop in a pre-tied bag.
  9. Wait about five minutes, jostling the cup occasionally.
  10. Remove the coffee bag and enjoy.
Recipe by 50 Campfires at https://50campfires.com/6-great-ways-to-make-camping-coffee/