We tried french press but got sick of cleaning it out. We usually bring our own water and don't like to wash things like a press.We use a french press. We have 2 GSI insulation cups that are presses, one for my beautiful bride and one for me. It takes a few extra minutes but the quality is worth it. We just keep enough water hot so it's quick to make extra cups as we go. It's also worth the extra mess. We put the grounds in a separate water tight container.
When we backpack we sometimes bring this with. Otherwise we use instant. We've used Starbucks VIA in the past, but that seems to have been replaced by something else of theirs. It's never really as good as a press anyway.
I brew it outside because it wakes everyone else in the camper too. I generally wake up well before daylight. My only quiet time is between waking up and everyone else waking up. Once others rise it's constant chatter of some sort, can we this or that, what are we fixing for lunch, or a thousand other similar questions. I'm a take it as I go person, DW is a start to finish detailed agenda planned person. The boys are all over the place. Still our outings are by far the most fun we have and better than anyone could ask for.The smell of coffee wakes me up.
I'm the same way, even at home my internal clock wakes me up about 7am no matter how late I've been up, or if I had some drinks before bed. And sitting in the quiet of the morning with a cuppa and reading something, or just watching the squirrels and birds is a great start to the dayI brew it outside because it wakes everyone else in the camper too. I generally wake up well before daylight. My only quiet time is between waking up and everyone else waking up.