What we're about
Dog & Gun Coffee provides hunters, anglers and outdoorsmen with quality coffee that can be brewed anywhere their adventures take them.
Our mission is to encourage hunting as a means to connect with the wilderness and contribute to the conservation of critical habitats and wildlife.
For those who haven’t “backpack” hunted before, imagine this scenario:
You must carry everything you need to be completely self sufficient (and relatively comfortable) for 5-7 days in remote wilderness. That’s all your hunting gear (including rifle or bow), sleeping kit, food, safety equipment, clothing, water and maybe even some photography gear.
You jam all of that into a pack and you start walking.
There are very few luxuries on a trip like this because every gram feels like an extra kilo when you’re hiking into the backcountry. You’re charging up and down mountains, crossing rivers and pushing through thick undergrowth. Your feet are blistered, your knees ache and your lungs burn with every step.
But you finally get to camp - exhausted - you set up your tent and sort your gear. You start to wonder why you didn’t cut your toothbrush in half or whether a second pair of undies was really worth the weight on the hike in. Maybe you contemplate throwing some things into the fire so you don’t need to haul it back out.
You feel the impact of every gram.
Meanwhile, your mate gets out a bag of coffee beans, a hand grinder and a coffee plunger.
“You can’t be serious?” you’ll say.
And yet, your closet-hipster camp mate is deadly serious. 24km hike-in be damned, we’re not subjecting ourselves to drinking instant coffee (or “brown and water” as he calls it). You’ll likely give him hell for a while, teasing him about carrying half a kilo of “unnecessary” equipment and coffee beans. Until he makes a brew.
Bloody hell, that smells good. “Want some?” your backcountry-barista will ask - to which you naturally reply, “Righto, may as well then!”.
That first sip though - oh yeah, that changes things. That steaming mug of glorious go-go juice hits the spot. Smooth, flavoursome, no grinds in the mug… now you get it.
The simple things make a world of difference when your body is exhausted, you stink to high heaven and you’ve been battling the elements.
Building a pre-dawn fire, having a quality brew and planning your approach for the day with your camp mates is an experience in itself. It’s about your tribe, it's about slowing down and it’s about savouring the moment.
But despite all of that - we’re still not keen on carrying coffee making equipment… so we pioneered a better way to brew in the bush.
Cue the Pre-Loaded Drip Filter.
The inspiration for our Pre-Loaded Drip Filters came from an actual experience very similar to the above story.
There was clearly an opportunity to improve how coffee was brewed when exploring the outdoors. Instant coffee and steeping bags simply don’t cut it for some people…. so we introduced the single-serve drip filter brewing method into the hunting market across Australia and New Zealand.
We’d originally discovered the drip filter system in Japan where it was invented (presumably inspired by origami techniques and the distinctly small kitchens in most apartments). The Japanese are brilliant innovators and craftsmen.
With drip filter brewing, there's an increased clarity and complexity in the cup that no other brewing method can reproduce. It highlights the true flavours of the beans and provides a uniquely delicious experience.
And being able to brew a cafe-quality coffee just about anywhere your adventures took you is a game changer.
Our 1% Pledge
We donate at least 1% of our revenue to (hunter-friendly) environmental causes. This means that every packet of coffee you purchase from Dog & Gun Coffee contributes to the conservation of the wild places we love across Australia and New Zealand. Click here to learn more.
What makes Dog & Gun Coffee the best brew in the bush?
We deal only in “Speciality Coffee” - coffee that is defined by quality and taste as opposed to “Commodity Coffee” which is usually a bitter and lacklustre product designed to be made as cheaply as possible.
For some people, cheap and generic is fine as long as they get a sturdy hit of caffeine in the morning (and there’s nothing wrong with that!).
For others, they want their coffee to be a bit more of an enjoyable experience — interesting flavours, smoothness, complexity. Sipping a quality brew next to the camp fire is one of life's simple pleasures.
Coffee can be as simple or as involved as you’re willing to go with it. Our aim is to bring you products that strike a balance between being a practical solution for the bush and a delicious beverage that is enjoyable and keeps spirits high.
Bloody Good Coffee. Ready For Adventure.
Our Pre-Loaded™ single-serve drip filters are the most convenient way to brew coffee anywhere, anytime. Pre-Loaded with cafe-quality coffee and sealed for freshness, all you need is a mug to hang them on and the ability to boil water.
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