20 Jan Brewing Coffee In The Duck Blind
Just brewing up a fresh cup of coffee during a lull in the hunting… @blackriflecoffee + @jetboil have really developed some complimentary products here. I decided to test out what it would take to brew a cup of Joe in the field, and then tell the world about the experience.
I can’t say enough about companies like BRC (Black Rifle Coffee) that give back to the military community, and have a great product offering. First let me disclose that none of these items I am reviewing were given to me; I paid full price and am reviewing them for my own knowledge and to share what I learn. Now that that is clear; BRC makes a little filter basket thingy that fits on the rim of most coffee cups. The idea is that you can put coffee grounds in the filter and then pour over some hot water for a fresh brew.
For my setup I carried a separate thermos with water, a jetboil to heat the water, and some pre-ground coffee in a ziplock bag (stored in the coffee cup). This system works great for how I hunt, but there were a few things I learned about this setup that I would change. Once you have the coffee brewed there is an issue of what to do with the grounds that are now soaked and in the little basket filter. I used more water to rinse the filter, but then was out of water for the day. Also, the process required for a cup of coffee is purposeful, meaning you need to really enjoy the whole process of making coffee. If you prefer the process be faster, then I recommend the BRC foldable pour over with paper filters, and then just toss some grounds in and pour hot water for a quick brew of Joe.
So the conclusion is; if you only drink a couple cups in a day – or sometimes only one when hunting then you will likely prefer a setup with the foldable pourover device (Found Here) instead of the ultra portable Java Drip that clips on the cup (Found Here). The ultra portable version would be a badass addition to any expeditionary type gear list or even for a short stint in the woods (no paper filter to deal with and it literally clips to the cup for stability). Per normal directives, post any questions in the comments, and get in the hunt Rikkitick.