Nothing gets you ready for a day of fun out in the woods like a hot cup of coffee on a cold, fresh summer morning. But in order to get that cup of joe you’re gonna need more than your electric coffee maker. Here’s a wide selection of the coolest camping coffee pots around that you don’t need electricity to operate.
A Camping Coffee Pot For A Small Party
The camping coffee makers below are made for a small amount of coffee. If you need to make a lot, you’re better off going with a percolator down near the bottom of this page. But if you just need a little bit, try out a cool camping coffee pot below.
If you’re low on space but still need that boost in the morning, the GSI Collapsible Camping Coffee Maker is a great choice. It collapses down to a 1″ tall x 5.6″ diameter circle that you can pack just about anywhere. When you’re ready for some coffee, just expand it and get started. This little coffee maker is just the drip system, so you will need a coffee pot to hold the coffee in as well as cups.
This collapsible camping coffee maker is very versatile – it can make anywhere from 1-12 cups. You can drip coffee straight into a mug, thermos or cup if you choose.
Complaints: The only complaint on this little bad boy was that one person had trouble getting it to drip very fast. Many other reviews don’t mention though. Click here to read other customer reviews on the GSI Outdoors 79480 Collapsible Java Drip Coffee Maker.
Another nifty camping coffee pot by GSI, this is a french press coffee maker as opposed to the drip. This 50 oz. press is lightweight and shatter-resistant, making it great as a camping coffee pot. The double walled, insulated lid holds in the heat while brewing and serving so you can enjoy your coffee hot.
It’s got a silicone ring plunger that seals very well and pretty much gets rid of any “blow-by” so you can enjoy flavorful coffee without eating the grounds. Also easy to clean. If you like the taste of french-press coffee, this is a great camping coffee pot for you.
Complaints: This is a very high rated camping coffee maker. The only complaints people had is that it’s not extremely well insulated, so if you want 2 cups of coffee that are spaced apart, it’s best to brew two batches. Also the plunger is made of plastic, so don’t push it down with all your might! Click here to see what other customers had to say about the GSI Outdoors Java Press Coffee Maker.
This slick little camping coffee pot is an all-in-one coffee maker, similar to one you’d have at home, but it runs off propane! It’s a drip coffee maker that will brew a full pot of coffee in just 15 minutes, powered by the standard small propane cylinders that you’d use for a camp stove. It’s even got a built-in starter so you don’t need a lighter or matches to get it going. 1 cylinder can run it for 4.4 hours, so it’s pretty efficient.
The Coleman Propane Camping Coffee Pot has a 10-cup capacity and a stainless steel carafe – no fragile glass pots here. This coffee maker stands alone – no percolator, stove, or cords required. Just put the water and coffee in, fire it up, and you’ll have a hot pot of coffee in just a few minutes.
Complaints: The only real complaints about this camping coffee maker are it’s size. It is a bit larger than a “normal” coffee pot that you may have in your house. If you have room for a little bulk this is a great solution for you coffee needs. Click here to see other customer reviews.
If you’re looking for a camping coffee percolator this one fits the bill. It’s your basic camping coffee percolator – made of durable stainless steel and a clear-glass percolator knob so you can see when your coffee is ready.
It’s got a generous 12-cup capacity so you can brew a full pot for you and your friends no problem. Keep in mind you do need some kind of camp stove or heat source to get this coffee maker going. If you’re going to put it over the fire be careful of how much heat the fire is putting off, we’ve had one of the glass knobs melt before – obviously the fire was a bit too hot =)
Complaints: This is a very popular camping coffee percolator thanks to it’s low price and high capacity. However, it has had a few bad reviews about being cheaply made. Great coffee maker if you won’t be using it non-stop and don’t have a huge budget. Click here to read what other customers had to say about the Rapid Brew Stainless Steel Stovetop Coffee Percolator.
If you’re camping with a crew of heavy coffee drinkers, look no further! The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 36 Cup Camping Coffee Percolator can make a ton of coffee (or less if you don’t need as much). Plus it’s a percolator so you can let it brew for a stronger flavor, or stop it early for a lighter taste.
This camping coffee pot is very well made with marine-grade stainless steel and welds. If you’re into high quality camping gear and need to brew coffee for a crowd, this coffee maker is the one you’re looking for.
Complaints: This camping coffee pot has received all 5-star reviews and customers are very happy with it. GSI also has other size percolators if you don’t need a coffee percolator quite this big. Click here to read the customer reviews on the GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 36 Cup Camping Coffee Percolator.
Camping Coffee Pot Buying Guide
No matter what style of coffee you like best (french press, drip, or percolator) you can get a camping coffee maker to make it possible. Percolators are among the most popular since most campers already have a camp stove and it’s a whole coffee pot all-in-one. When buying a percolator, I’d suggest getting one that’s a bit bigger than you need since you don’t have to fill it up all the way if you don’t need to, but still have the capacity if you need it.
If you really like french press then grab the GSI Java Press Coffee Maker and you’ll be good to go. If you must have drip coffee you can try the ultra-portable GSI collapsible drip coffee maker (great for backpacking), or go with the Coleman propane powered drip system for an easier solution.
All of these are great camping coffee makers that will help you enjoy coffee on those cold camping mornings.