Think of it as a lightweight disposable French press. Each Coffeebrewer from Grower's Cup contains about an ounce (26 grams) of ground coffee inside a slickly engineered pouch. Open the top, pour in half a liter of hot water, and let it sit for five minutes or so. The hot water steeps in the coffee grounds and then drips down into a separate small receptacle at the bottom of the pouch. You can then pour out three piping hot cups of gourmet grounds-free caffeine. The whole package weighs in at 1.6 ounces.
The company prides itself on the quality of its coffee, which comes from a range of "single estate" sources that each has its own distinctive flavor. Current options include coffees from Ethiopia, Mexico, and Bolivia. Grower's Cup pouches retail for around $3.50 and are available from a handful of online retailers, including Liberty Mountain, CampSaver, and Go2Outfitters.
Here's the company's video that showcases its coffee selection process, as well as a demonstration of the Coffeebrewer in action:
The Coffeebrewer adds yet another option to a long list of potential ways to brew coffee in the backcountry. I've profiled many of them in the past, including this video on how to make cowboy coffee and this article on six ways to brew backcountry coffee.
“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.