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Brew Methods


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Brew Methods


At Loam Coffee we love coffee ... seriously (besides, it's in our name). But as they say "context is everything." For us "context" is the outdoors which means when we talk about coffee what we're interested in is how to make coffee outside. Coffee for the trailhead before a ride, while out on the trail, or during a multi-day bikepacking trip. As a result what we're sharing with you are some of the best (and easiest) ways to make coffee outside. We also want to keep our descriptions simple (but hopefully not too vague). Besides, when your sitting with the hatchback of your SUV opened as you attempt to make coffee it needs to be simple and easy.

Keep checking back on this page as we add more brew methods. Ready? Here we go ...

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Minipresso


Minipresso


minipresso

Prepare amazing espresso anywhere, with a handheld Minipresso. Compact, simple, and fast, the Minipresso is perfectly designed for coffee outdoors. While you may be miles from a proper coffee shop there is no more waiting for a strong shot of coffee. Just add hot water, ground coffee beans, pump, and out pours a delicious espresso, topped with creme.

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Your Minipresso ...

Your Minipresso ...

Disassemble your Minipresso

Disassemble your Minipresso

Fill your scoop with Loam Coffee

Fill your scoop with Loam Coffee

Grind your beans fine for espresso and add to the filter basket

Grind your beans fine for espresso and add to the filter basket

Add filter basket to main body (on top)

Add filter basket to main body (on top)

Attach the outlet head (on top)

Attach the outlet head (on top)

Fill water tank with hot water (205 degrees)

Fill water tank with hot water (205 degrees)

Attach water tank (on bottom) and unlock piston

Attach water tank (on bottom) and unlock piston

Bring the Minipresso above the cup and start pumping. Keep pumping until nothing else comes out. Boom. Done. Espresso. Now hit the trail!

Bring the Minipresso above the cup and start pumping. Keep pumping until nothing else comes out. Boom. Done. Espresso. Now hit the trail!



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Cafflano Klassic


Cafflano Klassic


cafflano klassic

The Cafflano Klassic is an all-in-one coffee maker that is perfect for the trailhead or even to drop in your pack for the trail for a mid-ride break. It is equipped with a drip kettle, hand burr grinder, metal filter dripper, and then a tumbler cup to drink out of .... all in a single unit. It is the Swiss army knife of portable coffee makers. The beauty is that it is compact and all-in-one.

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Your Cafflano Klassic ...

Your Cafflano Klassic ...

Fill the grinder to the 2nd line with Loam Coffee

Fill the grinder to the 2nd line with Loam Coffee

Grind the beans

Grind the beans

Fill the pour drip kettle with water just off boil (or 205 degrees)

Fill the pour drip kettle with water just off boil (or 205 degrees)

Pour enough water to saturate the beans. Let coffee bloom for 45 seconds

Pour enough water to saturate the beans. Let coffee bloom for 45 seconds

Continue to pour the water in a spiral slowly filling the filter dripper

Continue to pour the water in a spiral slowly filling the filter dripper

Let the water soak through the filter dripper into the tumbler

Let the water soak through the filter dripper into the tumbler

After the water empties through the beans remove the filter dripper

After the water empties through the beans remove the filter dripper

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!



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Snow Peak


Snow Peak


Snow PEak COLLAPSIBLE Pourover Coffe Drip

The Snow Peak collapsible coffee drip is perfect to throw in your truck for the trailhead or in your pack for coffee in the backcountry. This 4 oz coffee drip delivers a great cup of coffee wherever you are. The instructions are A LOT easier than readjusting an out-of-whack derailleur. Simply put ... open the coffee drip, place it on your mug, add your filter, add your Loam Coffee, pour with boiling water, and you're set. Knowing that everyone's mug is different as far as capacity as well as some may or may not have scales while drinking coffee outside, this example used 22 grams of Loam Coffee along with 330 grams of water (1:15 ratio).

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Your Snow Peak coffee drip ...

Your Snow Peak coffee drip ...

Measure out your beans (22g in this example)

Measure out your beans (22g in this example)

Grind the beans

Grind the beans

Rinse your filter

Rinse your filter

Add your ground beans

Add your ground beans

Add 50g-60g of water and let the coffee bloom for 30-45 seconds

Add 50g-60g of water and let the coffee bloom for 30-45 seconds

Continue to pour the water in a spiral slowly filling the filter dripper

Continue to pour the water in a spiral slowly filling the filter dripper

Stop pouring at 330g of water (for this size of mug at a 1:15 ratio)

Stop pouring at 330g of water (for this size of mug at a 1:15 ratio)

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!



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Aeropress


Aeropress


Aeropress Coffee maker

Fast and convenient, the AeroPress coffee maker serves up one of the best cups of coffee you'll ever taste (this is a gateway drug into coffee snobbery). This simple contraption uses the ideal water temperature (205 degrees) and gentle air pressure to produce coffee that is rich in flavor, low in acidity, and without bitterness. It makes 1 to 4 cups of coffee and features a micro filter for grit-free coffee.

For the instructions below we're using the "inverted" technique.

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Your Aeropress set up ...

Your Aeropress set up ...

Measure out your beans (17g or a heaping scoop)

Measure out your beans (17g or a heaping scoop)

Grind the beans (about as fine as table salt)

Grind the beans (about as fine as table salt)

Add grounds to your inverted Aeropress

Add grounds to your inverted Aeropress

Add enough 205 degree water (30g-50g) to soak the grounds. Stir to ensure all of the grounds are wet and wait 30 seconds

Add enough 205 degree water (30g-50g) to soak the grounds. Stir to ensure all of the grounds are wet and wait 30 seconds

Place your mug on top

Place your mug on top

After 30 seconds add until you reach 220g of water (or just below the top) and let it sit for 60 seconds

After 30 seconds add until you reach 220g of water (or just below the top) and let it sit for 60 seconds

Quickly flip the Aeropress and your mug over

Quickly flip the Aeropress and your mug over

After 60 seconds stir 10 times

After 60 seconds stir 10 times

Begin gently pressing down on the plunger. It should take around 30 seconds to press the coffee through

Begin gently pressing down on the plunger. It should take around 30 seconds to press the coffee through

Affix the filter (paper or metal) and basket to the top and secure

Affix the filter (paper or metal) and basket to the top and secure

A little sneak peak of the coffee dripping through. After you push all of the coffee through you're done!

A little sneak peak of the coffee dripping through. After you push all of the coffee through you're done!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!



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Bialetti Moka Express


Bialetti Moka Express


Bialetti Moka Express

The Bialetti Moka has been a mainstay in manual brewing for over 80 years. This Italian invention is used in kitchens all over the world. For fans of manually brewing coffee the Moka is making a great comeback. It is fun to use at home and even more enjoyable around the campfire outdoors. The Moka produces a rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The aluminum pot features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape that allows it to diffuse heat perfectly to enhance the aroma of your coffee.

It incorporates a weighted valve as a pressure regulator on top of the nozzle that allows pressure to build up inside the water tank in a manner similar to a pressure cooker. As pressure builds up more quickly it reaches the level required for water to rise through the ground coffee in a shorter time. The result is coffee brewed at a higher pressure and temperature than the standard pot, making it more similar to espresso, and therefore with more visible crema.

For the instructions below we're using the 3-cup Moka pot.

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Your Moka pot set up ...

Your Moka pot set up ...

Grab your favorite Loam Coffee

Grab your favorite Loam Coffee

Measure out your beans (20g)

Measure out your beans (20g)

Grind for espresso

Grind for espresso

Separate your Moka pot

Separate your Moka pot

Put Moka pot on heat source (medium heat)

Put Moka pot on heat source (medium heat)

Fill the reservoir with water up to the valve

Fill the reservoir with water up to the valve

Lift the lid and get ready for the show!

Lift the lid and get ready for the show!

Add the filter basket with your grounds

Add the filter basket with your grounds

Watch as loamy goodness bubbles up

Watch as loamy goodness bubbles up

Reassemble the  Moka pot

Reassemble the  Moka pot

Pour into your favorite mug

Pour into your favorite mug

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!



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Jetboil French Press


Jetboil French Press


Jetboil French Press

The Jetboil has become the go-to portable camping system for those venturing into the backcountry. Not only can you cook up amazing meals with it and boil water for coffee using other brew methods (see previous examples), you can now do the whole coffee brewing process right in your Jetboil Flash. This is almost cheating ... like an electric mountain bike (shhhhh ....).

All that you need to turn your Jetboil Flash into a coffee-making-dream-machine is to swing by your local outdoor adventure outfitters and pick up the coffee press ($10).

For the instructions below we're using the 1 liter Jetboil Flash.

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Measure out 31g of Loam Coffee and grind it super coarse (like bread crumbs)

Measure out 31g of Loam Coffee and grind it super coarse (like bread crumbs)

Fill up water to the line (475g)

Fill up water to the line (475g)

Light your Jetboil

Light your Jetboil

Place lid on but don't push coffee press down yet

Place lid on but don't push coffee press down yet

Heat up the water very hot, but not necessarily boiling

Heat up the water very hot, but not necessarily boiling

Add grounds (make sure they are saturated) and start timer (1...2...3...4...)

Add grounds (make sure they are saturated) and start timer (1...2...3...4...)

At the 1:00 minute mark stir your grinds and put the lid back on

At the 1:00 minute mark stir your grinds and put the lid back on

At the 4:00 minute mark push the coffee press all of the way to the bottom and pour yourself a righteous cup of coffee

At the 4:00 minute mark push the coffee press all of the way to the bottom and pour yourself a righteous cup of coffee

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!



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GSI Ultralight Java Drip


GSI Ultralight Java Drip


GSI ultralight Java drip

It doesn't get any more simplistic than the GSI Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Maker. This is a minimalist's dream come true. No filter needed (unless you want to), compact, and super lightweight. If you're bikepacking you can throw this in your pack and you won't even know you're carrying it. Oh, and it's inexpensive too ... $10. Weighs less than half an ounce and is compatible with #2 or #4 filters (if you so choose to use them). While there are a lot of ways to enjoy coffee outdoors, the GSI Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Maker is worth picking up and adding into your rotation. You will fall in love with how simple and easy it is to use.

For the instructions below we're using a 1:15 ratio. Feel free to use more coffee/water based upon your mug.

Hover over each photo to see the instructions.

Grab your favorite kind of Loam Coffee

Grab your favorite kind of Loam Coffee

Measure of 14g of coffee and grind for a pour over (coarseness of sea salt)

Measure of 14g of coffee and grind for a pour over (coarseness of sea salt)

Get your handy dandy java drip and favorite mug

Get your handy dandy java drip and favorite mug

Attach the java drip to the lip of said mug

Attach the java drip to the lip of said mug

Add in your Loam Coffee

Add in your Loam Coffee

Starting in the center of the grounds, pour in a steady spiral toward the outer edge

Starting in the center of the grounds, pour in a steady spiral toward the outer edge

Once you hit 50-60g wait 30 seconds for it to bloom before you continue pouring

Once you hit 50-60g wait 30 seconds for it to bloom before you continue pouring

Stop when you hit 210g of water (make sure to use 1:15 ratio). Remove java drip when you're done

Stop when you hit 210g of water (make sure to use 1:15 ratio). Remove java drip when you're done

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!

Enjoy your cup of Loam Coffee. Now hit the trail!