What’s the Best Camping Coffee Pot? Top 11 Revealed

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The world of camping coffee pots is hard to navigate when you are looking for specific needs.

Is a single-use coffee pot going to be durable enough for your needs? Are you looking to use the device with propane or a campfire? 

Are you looking for something ultra-portable for a backpacking trip? In this article, we’ve broken down all the categories you may be concerned about when purchasing your next camping coffee pot.


the best camping coffee pot: comparison table

We researched several camping coffee pots on the market and compiled a list of the best ten we found. Once we had our list, we reviewed each of the coffee pots based on their features, prices, yield, sustainability/durability, pros, and cons.


How We Reviewed

We researched several camping coffee pots on the market and compiled a list of the best ten we found. Once we had our list, we reviewed each of the coffee pots based on their features, prices, yield, sustainability/durability, pros, and cons.


Overall Price Range of This Product (and Similar Products)

The overall price range of these products varies. The lowest-price camping coffee pot we reviewed is on the affordable price, while the highest-priced model is around a premium price.

drinking coffee during camping

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What We Reviewed

  • Texsport Percolator Coffee Maker
  • Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker
  • Presto 02835 MyJo Single Coffee Maker
  • GSI Outdoors Collapsible Java Drip
  • Coleman Enamelware Percolator
  • Bialetti 06853 Moka Stovetop Coffee Maker
  • Flash Personal Cooking System
  • Farberware Yosemite Coffee Percolator
  • Primula Coffee Brew Buddy
  • Coleman Camping Coffee Maker
  • Primus Flip N’ Drip Coffee Maker

TEXSPORT PERCOLATOR COFFEE MAKER

Features

The Texsport Percolator Coffee Maker boasts up to 9 cups at a time—perfect for the family or friend group camping trip, or the overeager coffee drinker traveling solo. This unit is also practical to use at home. It’s made of high-quality aluminum, and the interior is rust resistant which means it’ll last a long time.

PROS

  • 9 cups
  • Built to last
  • Rust-resistant interior

CONS

  • May be too bulky for one person camping
  • The lid is not as sturdy as the rest of the container

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This unit is suitable for camping but not as portable as a single-cup coffee maker for the solo traveler.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

9 cups

COLEMAN QUIKPOT PROPANE COFFEE MAKER

Features

The Coleman QuikPot is handy if you have a propane system at your campsite. It has a matchless lighting mechanism which helps reduce the risk of propane leaking all over your vehicle and camping gear while getting to your campsite.


The coffee maker takes just 15 minutes to brew which is much faster than percolators we’ve reviewed. It has an easy-to-clean and simple design.

PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Great for the outdoors if you’re camping with propane

CONS

  • The carafe does not keep coffee warm
  • Useless if you don’t have access to propane
  • The glass carafe is breakable

price

$$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This QuikPot is easy to transport and is suitable for camping, but if you’re a solo camper with not much room and you don’t plan on carrying propane, this isn’t the unit for you.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This model brews up to 10 cups at a time.

PRESTO 02835 MYJO SINGLE COFFEE MAKER

Features

This particular product was reviewed for our K-cup users. It is a single-serving coffee maker at an affordable price that presses hot water through a K-cup pod to give you the cup of coffee you’re used to having in your brick and mortar home.

PROS

  • Offers versatility for those hotel travelers
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Only works with K-cups
  • Creates a lot of plastic waste by using K-cups
  • Single serving only

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This coffee maker is highly portable; however, for camping, it doesn’t have an option to heat its water component over a campfire since it is mainly plastic. This means you must use other camping gear like a pan or kettle to heat your water before using it. The plus side of this feature is that it’s easy to use in hotels that may have heated water in the lobby.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This unit makes just a single cup of coffee at a time, which may be useful for you if you’re traveling alone or with just one other person.

GSI OUTDOORS COLLAPSIBLE JAVA DRIP

Features

For the rugged camper—those that hike, backpack, and kayak—the GSI Outdoors Collapsible Java Drip will be your best friend. It boasts an ultra-portable design, weighing in at just under 5 ounces, and when fully collapsed is only an inch thick.


The drip-cone design allows you to customize how strong a cup you want; you can either heap the grounds for an electrocuting cup or stick with a couple of scoops of coffee for a more modest approach to your morning.


This model is super affordable, and the silicone material makes it durable and easy to clean.

PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Ultra-portable thin and light design
  • Cone design allows you to add more grounds than other machines
  • Can be used over a larger container which means you can brew as many cups as you want

CONS

  • Does not come with a carafe which means coffee can get cold

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This product is great and well suited for camping. It is highly portable which makes it great for all types of campers.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

A #4 filter on this unit can brew up to 12 cups.

cOLEMAN ENAMELWARE PERCOLATOR

Features

This durable, standard camping-cookware-design percolator can make up to 14 cups of coffee at a time. And, it will probably match the look and feel of the rest of your camping gear with the classic speckled design. The double-coated enamel makes this percolator ready for the wilderness and easy to clean.

PROS

  • Large capacity
  • Durable
  • Stainless steel rim prevents chipping

CONS

  • Glass knob handle is breakable

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This coffee maker is suitable for all types of camping and highly portable even though it’s fairly large. If you’re camping alone and perhaps hiking to your camp spot, you may not want to bring it along, although it is light at around 3 pounds.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This percolator makes up to 14 cups of coffee.

BIALETTI 06853 MOKA STOVETOP COFFEE MAKER

Features

A reliable and trusted brand, Bialetti makes a large-capacity stovetop Moka pot. If you’ve used one of their products intended for home use, you can tell that the design is also suitable for outdoor use.


This 12-cup coffee maker is the biggest Bialetti. Twelve-cup camping coffee pots are scarce which is why this one is expensive.


The Moka pot has its own design, similar to a percolator but starting with a boil from the bottom of the unit.


Inside the unique octagon shape that Bialetti is known for is a filter and brew system effective at making coffee similar to machines that require electricity and more pressure to create.


When the water boils, it creates steam that then pushes water through the coffee grounds and transfers the coffee into the main chamber, ready to pour.


Bialetti is known for making a rich pot of coffee, and its design is great, but for this model, it may be bigger than what the solo traveler is in need of. For those in need of a smaller capacity, Bialetti makes 1, 3, 6, and 9-cup Moka pots.

PROS

  • Makes a smooth and delicious cup of coffee
  • Large capacity
  • Durable design

CONS

  • Expensive
  • This model isn’t as portable

price

$$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

The Moka pot is portable in its smaller capacities but is also suitable for larger camping parties in its larger size.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This model can make up to 12 cups.

FLASH PERSONAL COOKING SYSTEM

Features

The Flash Personal Cooking System is probably the coolest gadget you could ask for in camping gear. Not only can it make coffee in a flash, as its name suggests, but it also can heat food.


This cooking system is supported above a small propane canister available for purchase from the same company. It starts quickly with a push button and can bring to boil half a liter in 100 seconds.


The entire system can hold one liter of liquid and has a cozy that helps insulate the container. The cozy will change colors when the temperature reaches its highest (or lowest so you know when it’s safe to pack). The container has a drink-through lid and bottom cover for quick transport once your coffee (or food) is made.

PROS

  • Can heat food as well
  • Compact though large capacity
  • Works quickly
  • Bottom cover can be a measuring cup and bowl

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Not useful if you don’t have access to propane

price

$$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This device is super sustainable and portable for camping, and it can make enough coffee for multiple people.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This model can hold one liter of liquid.

FARBERWARE YOSEMITE COFFEE PERCOLATOR

Features

Another classic percolator that can brew a large capacity, the Farberware Yosemite Coffee Percolator is a decent camping coffee pot at an affordable price. Its permanent coffee filter makes the clean-up a breeze and saves on waste which is very important to consider when out in nature.


The handle is designed to stay cool which means you won’t have to carry oven mitts with you on your trip!

PROS

  • Made of durable stainless steel
  • Permanent filter basket
  • Affordable
  • Simple design makes it easy to clean

CONS

  • Large—not as portable for solo travelers
  • Glass knob top can break

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This coffee maker is portable (unless you’re backpacking alone) and suitable for camping needs.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This coffee maker can produce four to eight cups of coffee.

PRIMULA COFFEE BREW BUDDY

Features

The Primula Coffee Brew Buddy is a great single-serving coffee maker that is a suspended filter in which you pour hot water. The filter is suspended above the cup you’re using, or its plastic base can rest against the rim of your cup. It is quick and easy to clean up, and the fine filter can accommodate even the finest of grinds. This design works well for everyday use.

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Affordable

CONS

  • Only good for one cup at a time

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This is great for family groups and solo travelers alike. It is durable and affordable.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This is a single-use coffee maker.

COLEMAN CAMPING COFFEE MAKER

Features

The Coleman Camping Coffee Maker looks similar to your standard countertop electric coffee maker, with a steel base that fits on most camp stoves. It boils your water and forces it up to drip into a standard filter and fills a 10-cup carafe.

PROS

  • The same system you’re used to using at home
  • 10-cup capacity

CONS

  • The glass carafe is breakable
  • Not safe for campfires without a level, grated surface

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This coffee maker works fine for those camping with a portable stove. For the backpacking camper, this is not the best pick. It is durable; however, the carafe is glass and subject to breaking.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This camping coffee pot yields 10 cups of coffee.

PRIMUS FLIP N’ DRIP COFFEE MAKER

Features

The Flip N’ Drip is portable and great for single brewing. This coffee maker lands between a French press and a percolator for one. The design requires you to heat the water in the unit’s bottom; then you flip it over to allow the hot water to drain into your cup. It is quick to clean up and quite a fast way to brew your morning cup.

PROS

  • Cup included
  • Fast and portable
  • Sturdy

CONS

  • One serving at a time
  • Reviews note that grounds can get into your coffee

price

$

where to buy

​SUITABILITY/PORTABILITY FOR CAMPING

This is a highly durable camping coffee pot and highly portable as the brewing system contains a mug.

SERVING SIZE YIELDED

This is a single-serving camping coffee pot.

campers raising their coffee cups

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Product FAQ

  • WHAT ARE CAMPING COFFEE POTS?

Camping coffee pots are coffee makers designed to be used on camping trips. The definition of camping trips can vary depending on the camper. You may be backpacking solo for miles before you get to your campsite, or you may pull up in an RV, in which case your camping coffee pot will never leave the vehicle.

  • HOW DO CAMPING COFFEE POTS WORK?

Most of these pots are divided into several categories, but for this article, we’ll be reviewing mainly percolators and drip camping coffee pots.

  • WHERE CAN I BUY A CAMPING COFFEE POT?

You can purchase any of these camping coffee pots on Amazon.com. We will link each product to the page where you can purchase them on Amazon.com.

lady drinking coffee on a campsite

the best CAMPING COFFEE POT: The Verdict

Out of all the camping coffee pots we reviewed, we were torn on the overall best. Depending on your needs, you may require a more portable camping coffee pot, or perhaps you need a larger capacity. We’ve broken down the winners into three categories: best for solo travelers, best for fast coffee, and best for large groups.

BEST FOR SOLO TRAVELERS: GSI OUTDOORS COLLAPSIBLE JAVA DRIP

The collapsible and durable design of the GSI Outdoors Collapsible Java Drip makes it our go-to camping coffee pot for solo travelers.

BEST FOR FAST COFFEE: FLASH PERSONAL COOKING SYSTEM

Nothing beats the speed of the Flash Personal Cooking System. That it doubles as a way to heat food makes our day! It can also easily be used in the house.

BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS: COLEMAN ENAMELWARE PERCOLATOR

The durable and lightweight Coleman Enamelware Percolator is voted best for large groups. We hope we have been helpful in your search for the best camping coffee maker. Happy camping!

Featured Image: Photo by Paulette Wooten on Unsplash

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