Best Portable Coffee Makers for Camping Trips

Getting ready for a camping trip? Is coffee an urgent need when you open your eyes in the morning? Here is a great review for the best coffee options for the avid camper.

Optimus Terra Kettle

The best option I have found that gives you great coffee and still let’s you live the “real” outdoors experience is the Optimus Terra Kettle. It is a very light kettle made of anodized aluminum and includes a mesh bag in it for coffee grounds. While I do not use the bag itself, I do use the kettle every time I camp. I buy Folgers and Maxwell House’s coffee pouches and heat my water in the kettle over the fire. Each cup tastes fresh brewed without any grounds floating in my cup. One of the only draw backs to the Optimus Terra Kettle is that it only holds about 2 cups of water (I drink a lot more coffee than just the 2 cups in the morning) so I find myself having to heat up more water frequently. All in all this is really my favorite way to make coffee while camping.

Lexan Java Press

A unique way to get great coffee while camping is by using the Lexan Java Press. You just add boiling water to the coffee grounds in it and press the plunger down and in minutes you have a great cup of coffee. The Lexan Java Press is really lightweight and easy to use. It does seem to make a more full flavored coffee and can lean toward the strong side. If you play with it, and the amount of grounds you add to it, you will find it makes some really great, fresh brewed coffee for those cold crisp mornings.

Koolatron 12V 10-Cup Portable Coffeemaker

Koolatron has come up with a great, portable coffee maker that can be plugged into any camper, rv or car’s cigarette lighter. The Koolatron 12V 10-Cup Portable Coffeemaker is perfect for the no mess, no fuss mornings while in the outdoors. In minutes this coffee maker can brew out 10 cups of fresh brewed java. It can also heat water for other uses, such as hot tea or making the kids some quick hot cocoa.

Ledmark Industries 20 Cup Coffee Percolator

If you like coffee made in a percolator than the Ledmark 20 cup coffee percolator is for you. It is made from anodized aluminum and is heavy duty to withstand the campfire heat. It comes with side and top handles for easy pouring and has fresh coffee ready in just minutes. It also does not leave that metal taste in your mouth that you find with some other percolators.

Coleman Camp Coffeemaker

The Coleman Camp Coffeemaker brews coffee for your camping trip just like your coffeepot at home does. If you are looking for a fresh cup of coffee without the extra floating grounds in your cup, this is the pot for your camping trip. The Coleman Coffee maker stands up to what we have come to expect from Coleman. It is durable and can withstand a rugged out doors experience like no other. This must have for your camping trip even includes the pause and serve feature for when you just can’t wait for the pot to be done. It even makes many other hot drinks like hot cocoa and hot tea. The only downside to this pot is that it does take a little longer to get that fresh morning java, around 45 minutes of brewing time. It is well worth the wait though.

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