Nature’s Coffee Kettle Colombian Coffee

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Camp coffee is required for my mornings. I usually…

The author of this review received the product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer

Summary

Camp coffee is required for my mornings. I usually do a pour over when car camping or instant coffee when backpacking. Nature's Kettle is an alternative that produced a good cup of coffee with a straightforward brewing process

Pros

  • Coffee is contained in cloth pack
  • Pour through multiple times for variety of strength

Cons

  • Pouring through a second time requires large second container
  • Prop it up while making or it could spill

I received the Nature's Kettle coffee from another site in return for an honest review.

The brewing process was straightforward. Put the coffee pack in the top, add hot water and let steep. I needed to pour the coffee through a second time to get the strength I wanted. The kettle is convenient but needs to be propped up against something while you are working. Otherwise it can fall over. Once enough water is through into the bottom of the kettle, it stands fine on its own.

I liked the simple and clean process. From an environmental side, I'm not sure about the extra packaging. In the end, the Nature's Kettle Coffee is better than instant coffee, easier to clean up than my pour over technique, but weaker than my French press at home. I will continue to use the rest of this coffee on future adventures.


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Disclosure: The reviewer received a sample of this product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

Great coffee, clunky process. As a member of another…

The author of this review received the product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer

Summary

Great coffee, clunky process.

Pros

  • Featherweight
  • Good tasting coffee
  • No mess

Cons

  • Strong brew requires multiple pours
  • Necessary?

As a member of another website, I am sometimes given products to test in exchange for a review. This time it’s something that I always start my day with, wherever I am. Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a lightweight and reusable coffee brewing system suitable for a variety of situations.

What I like about this product:

  • The coffee is tasty and NCK offers a variety of blends. I prefer the Columbian and French Roast—the darker blends have a richer flavor.
  • The kettle takes up almost no space, is extremely lightweight and reusable.
  • The kettle replaces a French Press or other dedicated coffee pot.
  • The coffee filter pack means no messy grounds to dispose which always seems to be a problem when making coffee in the backcountry.

What could be improved:

  • To make a stronger tasting brew the coffee needs to be poured through more than one time, for my taste. This means transferring the brewed coffee into another vessel and then back into the kettle which really cools the coffee, especially on a chilly morning. In summer though, two times through left us with a nice drinkable coffee temperature.
  • Each coffee filter bag is individually wrapped, keeping it fresh, but leaving you with more trash.
  • The kettle seems a little redundant when you think about it. You must heat the water up in another pot already, so why not just chuck in the coffee filter bag directly into the pot? Save a step.

 

Disclosure: The reviewer received a sample of this product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

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