For those that just cant make it a day without a morning cup of coffee, even when out camping, there are some fantastic camping coffee makers to choose from. The best camping coffee maker will be small and lightweight enough that you’ll hardly even notice you’re carrying it. In fact, some are small and lightweight enough that the coffee beans might actually weigh more. It all depends, of course, on how you like your coffee made in the morning.
Best Camping Coffee MakerWhat to look for when you're in the market for the best camping coffee maker.
- Weight – If you’re not car camping and you’re going to be carrying your camping coffee maker around with you, your best choice is going to be a lightweight camping coffee maker. That way you don’t have to carry any more weight than is strictly necessary, but still get a good cup of coffee every morning.
- Method – There are a few different ways to make coffee when you’re at home, and there are also a few different ways to make coffee in the outdoors. Some methods are going to be more difficult to do in the outdoors, of course, and the equipment might be more heavy, but you definitely do have options when it comes to making coffee while camping.
Best Camping Coffee Maker ReviewsReviews of some of the very best camping coffee makers.
- Snow Peak Coffee Drip - One of the more common ways to make coffee is with a drip filter, and Snow Peak offers a great way to get your drip coffee while camping. This drip filter will sit right on a wide variety of different sizes of cups or mugs, and will drip away while you break down camp or make breakfast. And when you're done with it it's easy to clean, being stainless steel, and breaks down and folds flat, for easy storage. The whole thing weighs 4.9 ounces, or 138 grams.
- Snow Peak Titanium Cafe Press - If you prefer your coffee from a french press then Snow Peak has you covered there too. This is a combination of press and pot. The good thing about this is that the pot can be used to cook in too, though it's a little tall and narrow for some foods. But still, a viable cooking option that could allow you to take just one pot for two different purposes. It's titanium, and the whole thing weighs 6.3 ounces, or 178 grams.
- MSR MugMate Coffee and Tea Filter - The MugMate was the 2009 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Gold award winner, mostly because it's just a lightweight and easy to use coffee filter. It's the same design as a tea immersion filter, but with a finer filter to keep coffee grounds out. It allows you to make your coffee as weak or strong as you like, is easy to clean and easy to reuse. Best of all, it weighs just 1 ounce, which is 28 grams, and much lighter than the other two options above.