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the best backcountry coffee

Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.
— Justina Chen

In my last post I mentioned the kinds of food & drink I bring on every backpacking trip. After seeing some feedback, I decided I would make separate in-depth blogs about backcountry coffee and food (look out for the next one!). This is entirely my own opinion based on what I actually drink in the backcountry on and off-duty... in other words, I haven't been paid to write this blog.

Although I love a cup of black coffee every now & then, I don't like super strong coffee all the time. That being said, CAcafe's Coconut Coffee is the best coffee I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. I'm going to walk you through how it works because I'm crazy about it.


Here's what to look for at Costco

Here's what to look for at Costco

I was cruising through Costco a few months ago when I came across a free sample stand that had COCONUT COFFEE written all over it. I was stoked and asked to have two samples because it was that kind of day... and it was delicious. I grabbed a big white jar of the stuff and continued on my way. The best part of the story is that within 10 minutes, four different people stopped me to tell me how much they love that coffee. I'm not kidding!

I talked to a middle-aged couple about it for quite a while because they stopped me and said, "That is the best backpacking coffee we've ever had." Naturally that drew me in. We talked about our past backpacking trips around the Sierras aaaaand obviously we were all best friends by the end of the conversation. The wife didn't like sweet coffee so they mixed the regular coconut coffee with the unsweetened kind, put it in a ziploc, and threw it in their packs!


 i love my morning coffee

 i love my morning coffee

Another dude at Costco told me that he loves the coffee because it gives him the caffeine boost without the jitters. Since I've been having this heart problem the past few months (the reason why I had to take this season off from rangering) and I've been on beta blockers, I was totally sold by this. I'm not really supposed to drink caffeine while I'm on beta blockers because it makes my heart rate go crazy and I get really shaky, so I figured I would give this new coffee a chance.


enjoying a breakfast complete with coconut coffee at my parents' cabin in the sierras

enjoying a breakfast complete with coconut coffee at my parents' cabin in the sierras


IT WORKED. I drink this coffee every morning at home, sometimes even more in the afternoon, and I bring it on every camping/backpacking trip I go on. I get the caffeine boost without feeling shaky and crazy. It's just powder so it's super easy to tote around: it's got coconut oil, columbian coffee, and real coconut in it.


my current jar is almost empty... but this is what it looks like!

my current jar is almost empty... but this is what it looks like!


Anyway... I love this stuff. I just boil water, put it in a cup, and add some coconut coffee powder. It's the easiest thing ever and it's totally addicting. 


my brother drinking coconut coffee in Desolation Wilderness

my brother drinking coconut coffee in Desolation Wilderness


So now that I've spent most of my morning drinking coconut coffee and writing a blog about coconut coffee, I think it's fitting that I end this with another picture of me enjoying coconut coffee. 



I think you can only get this coffee at Costco and online at www.CAcafe.com right now. I'm going to go have another cup.

Miranda LeconteComment