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Nature's Coffee Kettle

Nature's Coffee Kettle brews coffee and other beverages in the bag with zero cleanup.
Photos and text by Joe Flowers
  • I drink vast quantities of coffee, so I loved these 32-ounce brew-in-the bag pouches. It's a foolproof method that's quick, easy, and fuss-free.  It may not be as rich and tasty as Starbucks, but it tasted pretty darned good on a trip to Stone Mtn., NC.
  • If coffee isn't your hot beverage of choice, check out the tomato soup, hot cocoa, black tea, or cider.  Each flavor was laboriously tested for taste (except the decaf Colombian, it's against my morals), and I would enjoy any of them, on and off trail.
  • Just pour 4C of hot water into the large zip-top opening. The grounds are encased in a paper filter so no need to strain. Modify the strength by how fast you pour. For the non-coffee items, the powder is loose at the bottom so just  seal and shake.
  • The plastic foil lined bag has a convenient handle for easy pouring, and it can hold heat, too. It kept the liquid warm for up to 60 minutes in 40°F temperatures.
  • I'm not a tomato person, and I expected to loathe the soup. With a curled lip I tried some, and within five minutes, I had finished the bowl! Making a pot of something to warm your belly doesn't get any easier.
  • <b>Price:</b>6-$9<br><b>Flavors:</b> 3 different coffees, plus black & green tea, hot cocoa, apple cider, and tomato soup <br><B>Weight:</b>1.8 oz. (black tea) to 7.4 oz. (hot chocolate)<br> www.naturescoffeekettle.com
I drink vast quantities of coffee, so I loved these 32-ounce brew-in-the bag pouches. It's a foolproof method that's quick, easy, and fuss-free.  It may not be as rich and tasty as Starbucks, but it tasted pretty darned good on a trip to Stone Mtn., NC.
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I drink vast quantities of coffee, so I loved these 32-ounce brew-in-the bag pouches. It's a foolproof method that's quick, easy, and fuss-free. It may not be as rich and tasty as Starbucks, but it tasted pretty darned good on a trip to Stone Mtn., NC.

READERS COMMENTS

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Looks like a lot of waste with single use. Also, is it BPA-free?
— Logan

You didn't address this specifically, but it looks like the bags are not reused. Thus a lot of waste. I'll stick with Via and other less wasteful methods.
— Brand Phillips

I like the idea, but it is just another way to add more plastic packaging to our world. To me LNT means more than just the wilderness; it also applies to all our wastefulness and being incosiderate in the urban world as well. I think the VIA is the best thinkg going. Very minimal packaging. Super light. And fantasitc flavor.
— Eric Nelson

What kind of kanteen is that?
— Jake Bingham

No cleanup, but you toss the non-recyclable bag in the landfill after just one use. What a waste and what a shame.
— Scott

Not very eco friendly. Use a small percolator, open tea bags, etc.
— Rock

Looks like a great product. It looks like the bag could be reused. Simply rinse out. That's it. On the trail, I go minimal, so another place to store boiled water while in camp could come in handy. When I'm done, I could just fold it up and put it in the pack. It beats taking a separate pot when space is at a premium.
— Steve C.

I agree with the waste comments. And besides, who wants another sharp cornered package wearing a hole in there pack? I use those little single serving Folgers instant packets that cheap hotels include in your "care package". Not extremely tasty, but super easy caffeine fix and warm in the early a.m., and who doesn't like waking up to Folgers in their cup? I'd boil an extra 8oz of water or so for oatmeal and just add the coffee to the extra in the pot to drink while breakfast hydrates. After those run out, just pack a reusable zip loc of grounds and make cowboy coffee the same way. The titanium pot used as a coffee cup is pba free:-)
— wanderer

I have to agree with most of you. My first thought was wow what a lot of trash to pack out. I can see Steve C.s point. If I were to use this I think I might buy one, try it at home, wash it out then take it along as a light weight way to steep my coffee , tea or soup.

Other than that there would just be too much waste. Also $6-$9 for a couple servings of coffee or soup?
— Bill R.

Hi from Nature's Coffee Kettle. We are aware of the concerns for a reusable bag. We will offer refill coffee pouches in the near future.

Be looking for them at your local outdoor retail store. And - since this review, we have added hazelnut flavored coffee to our product line. It is fast becoming a favorite.







— Beth


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