5 Easy Ways to Make Coffee While Boondocking

You wake up as the sun is rising at your favorite Harvest Hosts site. The birds are chirping as you wake up to the peaceful quiet of the morning. There are no kids yelling and screaming (yet). Obviously, it’s time for coffee so you reach for your french press but then think, “I don’t want to clean this up… what a pain that is.” Next you go for the pour over but you ran out of filters. Whoops. Instant coffee? No way. 

Whether you’ve experienced this exact situation or you were boondocking with no hookups, you know the dreaded feeling when you want a nice, hot cup of coffee but no good ways to make it. Until now. 

  • Use Coffee Bags
  • Try the Sock Coffee Method
  • Make Cowboy Coffee
  • Bring a French Press
  • Brew Using a Percolator

1. Make Coffee Easy With Coffee Bags

I’ve got a suggestion to get you started. Are you looking for a convenient way to brew up coffee on your next RV trip easily? Say goodbye to instant coffee, french presses and coffee machines forever. The solution? Coffee bags.

Wildland Coffee bags are great for RVers in terms of ease, efficiency, minimal environmental impact, and storage. All you have to do is heat up 8oz of water and steep the bag for 8 minutes (or to taste) and you have a french press quality cup of coffee that has instant coffee-like convenience. 

Want to try it for yourself? Get 25% off with the code HARVESTHOST25 at www.wildlandcoffee.co

2. Sock Coffee. People Make Coffee In A Sock When They Go Camping?

Bruh. Are we making coffee inside a sock? Do people do this? Are you kidding me? That’s enough internet for the day.

No, seriously, in any case. The Coffee Sock Method is one of the time-tested methods of brewing coffee. Just make sure you wash your socks regularly, or maybe even just use a specific Coffee Sock made for this exact purpose.

This method is for the hardcore outdoor nerds only so use this method sparingly. You can throw it in your knapsack the next time you’re headed out west to do some gold prospecting.

The Coffee Sock Method is weird, but it’s got a sizable cult following and deserves a shout-out here. And besides, with the advances in modern RV equipment, people don’t use their actual socks anymore. Like the ones on their feet? Do they?

3. Cowboy Coffee. A Cowhand Takes Coffee With An Egg While They Break Camp

Are you wondering where cowboy coffee gets its name? Back in the day, the cowpokes working the ranges out West would save themselves time, cooking an egg inside their coffee as daybreak hit. 

Cowboys broke camp and started work early each day. They began each morning with an egg cooked to perfection inside a cup of spicy coffee. 

The primary ingredients for cowboy coffee are water, ground coffee beans, and some kind of sweetener. Try a little milk or cream in a pinch instead of sweetener. Then, add a dash of cayenne pepper (or two) for a spicy kick, maybe some cinnamon or nutmeg. 

Cowboy coffee works best when all ingredients are brought to a rolling boil together. It might sound weird, but hey, there’s always the Coffee Sock Method if you aren’t feeling it.

4. Take A French Press To Make Coffee On Your Next Camping Trip

Alright maybe you’re not into tea bags, cowboys of socks. Do you enjoy the finer things in life? Do you love coffee? Or as the French say, “aimez-vous le café?” Choose the “French Press Method” for your next RV trip.

You’re not a snob when it comes to coffee. You just need the best of the best. If that means a little more fiddling around with more stuff in your RV, so be it. 

You deserve it, and you have no shame. You treat yourself using the French Press method because you just have to outshine your college friends, brewing up the boujiest coffee. So who cares if Hipster Coffee Sock Guy and Instagram Suburbia Cowgirl make fun of you for it? 

You’ve been bringing high-class coffee on all the camping trips before it was cool, and you’ve got the evidence well documented on the ‘Gram back to 2012 to prove it.

5. The Original Percolator And Pot Method

How to make coffee while RVing using a percolator, you ask? It may not be new or unique, but it’s actually quite simple and doesn’t take long at all. 

Their familiarity with many people makes percolators great options for brewing up a cup of java while RVing or doing other outdoor activities such as ice-fishing or kayaking miles and miles of river in the backcountry.

All you’ll need is a lightweight percolator device, coffee beans, and a portable pot. While there are modern options, sentimental types enjoy having a coffee pot while RVing. The only question left is whether or not to grind your coffee beans in advance.

People love coffee, and you’re no different. However, the percolator coffee brewing solution for camping can add personal flair to your trip, and it’s an excellent option for the camp cook who enjoys preparing meals for the whole crew.

Wildland Coffee is undeniably a winner for ease of use and convenience while RVing.

I may be slightly biased butif you want the perfect combination of ease, convenience, quality and price, go grab yourself some Wildland Coffee.

Make sure you stock up on Wildland Coffee before planning your next big trip. The last thing you want to deal with is the frustration of coffee equipment while you’re trying to relax and enjoy time with your friends, family and nature.

Wildland Coffee beans are sourced from ethical farms in Brazil and Guatemala and the tea bag itself is 100% compostable. Keep it simple, affordable and reduce the amount of stuff in your RV. The best part, each pouch keeps the coffee french for 12 months. 


Zach Frantz is the founder of Wildland Coffee. He started Wildland because of his love for nature and his belief that everyone should adventure more. His mission is to inspire people to Live Different by getting outdoors. Zach started Wildland in March of 2021 and aims to be the #1 coffee brand for outdoor enthusiasts.


Want to try it for yourself? Get 25% off with the code HARVESTHOST25 at www.wildlandcoffee.co

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  1. val morrill
    20th March, 2022

    My gourmet taste of excellence in a glass of boondock coffee is to make a shot of expresso using hand-pumped hot water pressed through ground coffee. Exquisite.

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  2. Steve B
    17th March, 2022

    Presto MyJoe uses k cups and is simple to use. No electricity just boil pour and press. It’s $26 on Amazon. My first choice for camping.

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  3. Jack
    17th March, 2022

    Yes, a perfect way to brew your coffee, easy clean up, no water wastage. Have been doing this style of coffee for years

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  4. John Newlin
    17th March, 2022

    Our life saver coffee pot is our
    Coleman Camping Coffemaker $60,
    (aka our propane Mr. Coffee!)
    It just needs us to fire up our propane stove. No battery power used and no generator noise!
    Love it!

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  5. John Newlin
    17th March, 2022

    Our life saver coffee pot is our
    Coleman Camping Coffemaker $60, (aka our propane Mr. Coffee!) It just needs us to fire up our propane stove. No battery power used and no generator noise!
    Love it!

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  6. Linda Rasmussen
    9th March, 2022

    I love my Aeropress. It uses pressure to extract excellent coffee and is very compact. It is best for a cup or two at a time. It small and compact and perhaps not as easy to use as a coffee tea bag but the coffee is delicious. A

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  7. Steve Schuit
    8th March, 2022

    Another great way to make high-quality coffee, if you have a power station in your rig, or a 12V converter, is to bring along a Kuerig Coffee Maker. The bottom-of-the-line unit is inexpensive and consistently brews high quality coffee.

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  8. Jan
    8th March, 2022

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention pour over coffee in your article. All you need is a dripper, a #2 or #4 filter (depending on the size of your dripper), coffee grounds and boiling water! I have a VW campervan, so space is really limited, so this method is perfect!

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