Favorite coffee while backpack hunting

bradr

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Realizing that everyone has different tastes, what are some of your favorite coffee brands/brewing methods while in the back country. I'm a newbie, and have recently purchased a jetboil. I tried Starbucks instant packets, which in my opinion are horrible. Folgers instant packets were surprisingly not bad at all, I can tolerate them. I see that jetboil has a coffee press, which I may end up getting, but I'd prefer to just use instant packets in hot water. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks
 

wllm1313

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For solo backcountry hunting either Starbucks vias, but only vanilla latte the other flavors suck, or caffeine pills. If im with my wife I will bring a french press mug, grounds and creamer.
 

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I like Alpine Start, Via a distant second. Sudden Coffee was supposed to be amazing, I thought it was about like Via.
 

Bambistew

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Tasters choice or via mostly for convenience, the maxwell house single serve bags are pretty good too. I'm not too picky though. I don't drink a lot of coffee in the mountains though, for some reason. I drink a 2/3 pot of coffee at home/work every day.
 

Randy11

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I'm not that picky when I'm hunting, but I use a combination of via, tasters choice and mount Hagen. I dont like folgers bags or instant for some reason.

One thing I started doing this fall is keeping a really well insulated mug with me. I make my coffee the night before when I make dinner, and it's still hot the next morning. Wake up, grab the mug and a kind breakfast bar and be on my way. It really streamlined the morning process compared to boiling water.
 

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I end up with Starbucks, Tasters Choice or whatever I grab that just requires pouring into hot water. I have done Dark Timber pouches and was disappointed with how weak the coffee was and how expensive it was. Plus there is a small pouch of grounds to dispose of. The Folgers bags seem to produce a similar cup of coffee.

I've also used a pour over system that clips onto metal coffee mugs with great results but only really use it when I'm not worried about time and coffee grounds disposal.
 

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When backpacking just for its own sake, I take Folgers singles. I'm no coffee snob by any stretch. When backpack hunting I'm usually just in the coffee to keep the caffeine monkey off my back. I don't like to take the time in the morning to brew and drink coffee as I'm generally trying to race the sunrise up a mountainside and get ahead of the elk moving to their beds. "Grinds" gets the job done.
 

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Not a fan of the pouches however the black coffee and mocha are pretty good ones.
 

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I tried the dark timber coffee packs which I didnt mind the taste but I find the Vias to be quicker and easier for me.
 

CodyCass

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The dark timber ascent packs make a pretty good cup of coffee. Takes some trial an error to get it right, but once you figure it out they are pretty easy. I imagine instant would be easier, but I've never tried it.
 

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I thought I liked coffee, turns out I like creamer. Creamer doesn't pack well.
 
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