Food and Drink
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Making coffee for yourself while camping is simple enough, and there are some great, lightweight options for doing that. But if you’re in charge of coffee for the group, you will need some more equipment, like a coffee pot. The best camping coffee pot, however, wont weigh an especially large amount, though there are definitely some out there that will add a lot of unnecessary weight to your backpack, so be careful and do your research.
Best Camping Coffee Pot
What to look at when you want the best camping coffee pot.
Material – When it comes to your camping coffee pot, there are a few different potential materials for your pot to be made from. A stainless steel coffee pot, for instance, will be strong and relatively cheap, but will weigh more than something like titanium, which will be strong and lightweight, but no so cheap.
Capacity – The bigger your coffee pot is, the more coffee it will make. If you have a big group to make coffee for, then, you will want a big coffee pot that can accommodate them all, unless someone is willing to wait for a second batch. Make sure that you account for how many cups you want to make when picking out a camping coffee pot.
Best Camping Coffee Pot Reviews
Reviews of some of the very best camping coffee pots.
GSI Outdoors Baked Enamelware Coffee Pot - If you want just a straight percolator coffee pot then this one from GSI Outdoors is an excellent choice. It's baked enamelware on the outside, but with a stainless steel core, which is a great combination of durability and strength. It will hold 1.9 liters, which is enough capacity to make several cups of coffee for the group. It's not the lightest option in the world, however, at 1 pound 5 ounces, or 595 grams.
Primus LitTech Coffee / Tea Press Kit - This option from Primus is actually a combination of a cooking pot and a coffee press. What this means is that you have a pot to press coffee in, but you also have a pot for cooking in, making it an excellent dual use item. The pot itself is aluminum, with folding handles for easy packing. Everything together also weighs just 9.8 ounces, which is 277 grams, and a reasonably lightweight choice.
Snow Peak Titanium Cafe Press - This is what you want, however, if you're really looking to save weight. It's a 700 milliliter pot combined with a coffee press. The pot itself is tall and narrow, so while you could use it as a cooking pot it's a bit of an odd shape. But since it's titanium it weighs relatively little, at just 6.3 ounces, or 178 grams, making it the lightest option, though also the smallest. The pot itself also has folding handles, which makes it a lot easier to store in your backpack.