Kalita Wave Stainless-Steel Dripper.     Photo: Andy Wickstrom

The Best Coffee Tools for Backpackers

French press, espresso, or Clif Shot?

Many hikers develop a fondness for their gear. Maybe it's a comfortable shirt or a worn-in pack. But for some, a steaming cup of black gold in the morning is as indispensable as a trusty old pair of boots.

Luckily, no matter where you happen to be or where you're going, quite a few gadgets exist that will make your mug the pride of any barista. From latte sets to French presses to packable espresso makers, we've compiled a list of backcountry gear that will deliver the perfect cup of Joe. So strap up, hit the trail, and sip on.


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