Camp coffee. There are a few things on tour that evokes the true spirit of camping and bush life like the smell and taste of freshly brewed coffee early in the morning. Sitting on a log or camp chair listening to mother nature and all the sounds greeting the new day with a nice hot coffee in the hand is what camping is all about for me. I am sure that we all have our own way and recipe for making the best cuppa.
I love the way coffee brings everyone together around the fire, listening to the early morning chatter. Coffee has a way of brightening the somber mood of the early rise and to make people happy. Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility even in the most primitive of campsites deep in the wilderness.
My own coffee preference is summed up perfectly by an old Turkish proverb – “Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love.”
Coffee in the morning does to your soul what an ice cold beer do on a very hot afternoon. It soothes your inner being and it has a calming effect. Sometimes its the simple things in life like a few friends around a campfire with a cup of coffee in the hand that makes us the most happy.
My perfect morning is waking up somewhere in the bush with the left overs of last nights fire still glowing with red hot embers and the eagerness of getting the fire to go, so that the first coffee can be brewed. All these special memories get stored somewhere deep in our minds to remind us of these good times, once back in the concrete jungle. The nice thing about this is that sometimes when walking past a coffee shop, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee brings back a rush of these special memories in the bush.