Patience is your best friend when it comes to brewing instant coffee. Let the sump sink to the bottom, and always choose coarsely ground coffee for best results. You also need access to fresh, cold water and a clean, preferably stainless, coffee pot. Don't forget the most important ingredient: a relaxing place in nature where you can sit and enjoy your freshly brewed coffee.
Brew boiling coffee over an open fireStep 1: Measure coffee
Start by measuring coarsely ground coffee into your coffee pot according to the instructions on the package. If you have the ability to grind your own coffee, aim for a coarse grind, but a pre-ground coffee for brewing will also do the job.
Step 2: Add water
Pour fresh, cold water into the coffee pot. Put the lid on and place the pan over the embers or fire.
Step 3: Boiling
Bring the coffee just to a boil, but then remove it from the heat - if it boils too long, the coffee may become bitter. Stir so the water can extract the flavors from the coffee. Then let it stand and steep for 6-8 minutes until all the sump has sunk to the bottom. Now is the time to practice your patience!
Step 4: Enjoy your brewed coffee
Congratulations, your brewed coffee is now ready to be enjoyed! Although we call it "boiling coffee", it's best to keep the water temperature just below the boiling point, somewhere between 94 and 98 degrees, to bring out the optimal flavor.
After the coffee has boiled, we recommend pouring some into your mug to clear the spout of grounds, then pour it back into the coffee pot and let it steep.
What are you going to do with the coffee grounds? Its low pH value is often good for vegetation, so in most cases you can spread it in a thin layer on the ground. Clean the coffee pot with water and dry with some grass or moss. Then put it in a bag and clean the dishes when you get home.
Making boiling coffee over an open fire is a unique experience that every coffee lover should try at least once. We hope this guide will help you experience and appreciate this ancient tradition. Enjoy every sip of your coffee, just as nature intended.