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Backpacking Gear for Beginners: Coffee Maker

This post is part of the Backpacking Gear for Beginners course.

Why do you need a coffee maker?

I don’t go far without my Aeropress coffee maker but it’s big to bring on the trail. I like the Starbucks instant coffee packets the best. Easy and fast to make without much hassle. A bit of coffee whitener or powdered milk that is shelf-safe for a week and the day can begin. If you don’t drink coffee, completely ignore this section!

Bring what you like

There are so many coffee makers on the market, it’s easy to find one you like. Practice at home and get used to using it. There can be some early mornings on the trail!

Some folks carry an Aeropress, drip cup and filters, basket filters or just instant. Whatever it is you like, there’s probably a lightweight version for the trail.

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