More Coffee Options For The Backcountry

Nature's Coffee Kettle

The never ending debate on what device makes the best coffee in the backcountry continues. Enter the newest contender- Nature's Coffee Kettle

Nature's Coffee Kettle (NCK) is the first patent pending coffee brewer in a bag. The product comes as a lightweight, self-contained, complete coffee making unit.  Tear open the pouch that comes pre-loaded with a coffee ground filter pod, pour in four cups of hot water, and thirty seconds later you have a pouch of coffee.

The Company also offers tea and plans to expand the line into hot chocolate and soup in the near future. 

Nature's Coffee Kettle

Talking with Beth TerMaat at Outdoor Retailer, the idea is for NCK to sit alongside the other freeze dried food offerings on retail shelves, becoming just another item you stock up on for your backcountry adventures.  

The big question remains-will the taste beat GSI's Java Drip
and Mini Expresso  or even the Handpresso? Does the disposable convenience of the NCK outweigh the environmental impact as well as the ultralight convenience of other devices such as the MSR Mugmate?  

Let's hear thoughts from all you backcountry coffee lovers.

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  1. Interesting concept, but FOUR CUPS???? Too much! Not everyone is part of a coffee-swilling couple.

    I’d try this if it were a giveaway passed out at an event (such as the Yosemite Facelift ’09(9/23-27, hint, hint!). But I’d never buy it just to find out.

    The paper pod, at first, sounded an alert in my head. But it wasn’t really rational. I am not the type who would throw my used grounds on nature’s carpet, so it’s really no big deal to have that little extra material; it will go into my garbage bag to be carried out. Hopefully, their packaging includes a LNT reminder to dispose of properly…. People really can be piggies.

    Make it in a 2 cups version, and if it is better than a powdered coffee, then…maybe. Personally, I prefer a premium coffee, and use the JetBoil French Press. But I’m sure there are others who will go right for it.

  2. The size and convenience of Nature’s Coffee Kettle products is what makes them so desirable. It has become a staple for me in my camping gear. It is also perfect for anyone building a survival kit. If you are a coffee fan than the simple comfort of having it in uncomfortable situations is well worth its weight in just about anything.

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