By Michael Sommers | December 14, 2015
Maybe I’m a coffee addict, maybe not. Either way, the first thing that goes through my mind when I wake up in the morning is my first cup of Joe. Actually, if we’re being honest here, I get a little excited before going to bed at the thought of my first cup of coffee. Aaaand yes… I’m drinking coffee right now as I type this review.
If you share any of the above feelings with me, then there is no doubt in my mind that you love bringing coffee on your outdoor adventures. If you have yet to do so, then its time to start. We’ve tested a pretty cool all-in-one camping press by Stanley that may pique your interest. Let’s get to it.
Above is the entire French Press in one piece. Inside, there is a dry storage compartment for your coffee beans, a french press, a pail to boil water, two cups, and of course, a liquid storage compartment that is sealed to keep your coffee hot for 8 hours. All you need is a fire or a propane stove. Every piece integrated into this system has a specific and useful purpose. It definitely appears that the engineers at Stanley had a fun time putting this thing together.
Now its time to start brewing coffee. Pour the water from the thermal compartment into the pail and heat it. Once it reaches a near boil, pour the coarsely ground coffee beans from the dry storage compartment into the water. You’ll notice that the beans congregate at the top, this is normal, just stir them them back into the brew with a spoon. After about four minutes of brewing, use the press to push the grounds to the bottom.
Pour your first cup of coffee into one or both of the integrated mugs, then pour the rest into the thermos to keep it warm. Camping is my favorite place to make a brew. Where will you make yours? Tag us using #tryhardclub on Instagram to share your story.