Quality Coffee For Winter Activities

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When waking up early to go for a run, a quick rip on my mountain bike, camping next to a lake, there is nothing is better than hot fresh quality coffee. This is even more important during these frigid months of winter. I don’t like to slow down in the winter so I try to keep active and busy. One of the best ways to do this is to bring along hot coffee. This is the main reason I love to work with Stanley. They make the best products to make this possible.

Whether you are snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or just walking your dog through the park, there are a few ways to enjoy a great cup of coffee. The two most important steps to making great coffee whether you are at home or on an adventure; 1. Use freshly ground quality coffee 2. Use clean cold water.

When I am in need of a large amount of coffee (maybe all for me) I always go for the Stanley Adventure Percolator 1.1 Qt. This thing makes amazing coffee if you have the room to bring it along. When using this percolator, you will need to bring along the water as well as a small stove. I recommend something like a Jet Boil or even a larger camp stove to brew your coffee alongside your morning breakfast. The percolator is an easy hands-off way to make coffee. All you do is fill up the basket with your favorite course ground coffee, fill the main compartment with water up to the fill line, then boil for 8-10 minutes.

If you are hard-pressed for something a little more compact, I absolutely recommend the Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System Bottle 1.1 Qt. This thing flat out does it all. It actually allows you to bring along your water and coffee grounds in this small package. The only thing that you need to bring along is a small Jet Boil Burner to heat your water. When completely torn apart, the system includes 2 cups, a coffee ground container, a vacuum bottle, and a pot with a coffee press! It’s amazing and probably my new favorite piece of camping gear.

With this system you pour the water you had stored in the vacuum bottle into the pot and bring the water to a boil using your small stove. After your water is up to temp pour your grounds in from your container into the hot water and give it a good stir. After eagerly waiting about 5-8 minutes, press the coffee grounds and you are ready to enjoy a great cup of coffee!

Lastly, if you are really in a squeeze for space, all you have to do is what Stanley does best. Bring along a vacuum bottle with your favorite pre-made coffee! The new Stanley Master Vacuum Bottle 1.4 Qt or even the Stanley Master Vacuum Mug 18 oz will keep your coffee hot all day long. The 1.4 Qt keeps your coffee hot for 40 hours! One of the biggest benefits of this is the fact that you can comfortably make your coffee in a familiar place in your kitchen.

So, what I’m trying to say here is that the winter is no time to slow down. Getting outdoors in the winter months can be really enjoyable and a good way to help is to have freshly brewed coffee to keep to warm and moving!

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I was born and raised in northwest Minnesota. From as early as I can remember I have always loved and lived the life of an outdoorsman. Hiking and camping are a big part of my life, as well as trail running and of course, mountain biking. I love the destinations mountain biking can take you, as well as the speed and amount of area you can explore on a bike.