Necessity is the mother of invention.

Posted by on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11:23 am

Nothing but fresh fish beats a great cup of coffee in the morning while at camp. To make a great cup of coffee you need beans. Fresh beans. Ground beans. We provide many luxuries at our camps but a coffee grinder in not one of them. When the beans are whole and the need for coffee is great, ingenuity rules the day. The discussion was short. Besides changing the coffee planner for the next trip, a few ideas were floated as to how to extract coffee flavor from beans. Chewing the beans was considered only for a moment. Crushing the beans into a brewable ingredient fostered a few ideas. Using a frying pan and cutting board proved quite satisfactory. We took turns providing the arm power but the end result was worth it.