After 12 hours of research evaluating 75 products, we picked Bialetti 06853 Moka 12-Cup Stovetop Coffee Maker as our top choice.
What’s a camping trip without coffee? Misery, I tell you!
There’s nothing quite as wonderful as waking up in the morning to a fresh, steaming cup of campfire coffee.
The world is at peace, your surroundings are quiet (hopefully), and everything smells fresh and clean.
Now you need some coffee to start off your day…
A camping coffee maker is the one piece of camping gear you can’t do without. Whether you’re camping overnight or planning a ten-day trek, you need a camping coffee pot to produce high-quality caffeine to start your morning.
Below, we’ve come up with a list of the best portable coffee maker options around—no matter what your camping setup or how much gear you bring, you’ll find a camp coffee pot that will suit your needs!
Incredibly inexpensive, reusable, quick-and-easy pour-over coffee, brews one cup at a time, fits most mugs and cups, take it anywhere, highly portable, and dishwasher safe.
Small and some reviewers report that residue seeps through the filter.
The design of this coffee maker is simple: the mesh basket holds the coffee ground, and the plastic disc sits atop the cup or mug. All you have to do is pour water slowly over the coffee ground. 30 seconds later, once the water has dripped through, you’ve got a fresh, hot cup!
The disc is designed to fit most coffee mugs and cups, and you’ll love how compact and lightweight it is. It’s the perfect take-anywhere solution for coffee on the go.
The quality of the coffee is about what you’d expect for a pour-over brew, though perhaps a tad lighter than most. The mesh filter will let some residue through, so expect to see a few grounds on the bottom of your cup.
Brewing is a breeze: simply add coffee, pour in the water, and you’re ready to go! You can reuse the filter as many times for as many cups as you want—just make sure to rinse out the filter and refill the grounds between cups.
At less than $7, this is a highly inexpensive option that you will love to carry with you on any camping, hiking, or backpacking trip!
High quality French press-style coffee, brews up to 3 cups in one minute, microfilter keeps out all grit and coffee grounds, compact, comes with zippered tote bag, and cleaning is a breeze.
Small output and the coffee quality isn’t the best.
This French press-style coffee maker is designed for maximum convenience! Simply set the filter in place, pour on the coffee grounds, add water, and let it sit for 1-2 minutes before pressing the plunger down. The result: fresh-brewed coffee in a matter of minutes!
The parts are all made of plastic—BPA-free and phthalate-free—and they are easy to store and carry in the accompanying zippered tote bag. At 9.5 ounces, it’s a great little coffee maker to take with you camping.
The fact that you get coffee in less than 2 minutes means your brew will be piping hot, fresh out of the kettle. However, some users have complained that the coffee is under-extracted (a common problem with French presses) and can be a bit sour.
If you’re not too particular about the flavor of your brew, you’ll find the convenience of this coffee maker is well worth the price. For coffee snobs, however, it’s not the best choice.
If you’ve ever used a French press, you know how easy they are to use. The assembly and disassembly of this coffee maker takes a few seconds, and you’ll find it’s incredibly simple to rinse and wash off any trace of coffee or grit. The filters can be discarded with the rest of your organic trash, and the plastic parts are easily washed.
At $30, it’s a bit on the pricier side for a French press, and it’s made with plastic instead of the classy glass used for most cafetiria coffee. However, plastic is better for camping, and it’s a far more durable choice than glass, so it’s worth the cost as a camping coffee maker!
Brews 12 cups in a single pot, highly durable stainless steel, great for making hot coffee and reheating cold coffee, great price tag, easy to brew a great cup of coffee, glass knob lets you see when the coffee is percolating, and coffee won’t run bitter or cool off.
Very slow—20 minutes or more for just 8 cups of coffee; multiple parts require a lot of cleaning.
This family-size 12-cup coffee percolator is designed to make your brewing process a breeze! The filter basket in the percolator can be easily removed and filled, and the wide mouth of the coffee pot makes filling it with water a cinch. Simply replace the lid, set it on the fire, and let the brewing commence!
Made of durable stainless steel, this is by far the sturdiest of the coffee makers on our list. You’ll find it’s all-in-one convenience that does a great job of providing your whole family with delicious coffee.
Percolated coffee has its perks: it lasts longer without going bitter, it’s nearly impossible to ruin, and you can easily reheat the coffee later (just remove the filter basket and let the heat warm up the coffee). However, it’s also the slowest type of coffee maker—to make a full 12 cups can take around half an hour over a camp fire!
The glass knob built into the lid will let you know when the coffee is bubbling and brewing, so you’ll know when it’s time to take it off the fire. You’ll have to let it sit at least 1 minute per cup of coffee, but users have found that a full pot will take longer to brew than most other coffee makers on this list.
Clean-up isn’t always easy, as you have to remove the metal filter basket, wash out the interior, and carefully clean the lid without breaking the glass knob. Brewing may be easy, but clean-up takes a bit more time and effort.
At $35, this is the best option if you have a large family that drinks a lot of coffee! It’s sturdy, highly reliable, and guaranteed to produce delicious coffee.
Super lightweight, collapses to a palm-sized disc, brews up to 12 cups of coffee, compatible with most mugs and cups, includes snap-on cover to keep the coffee maker clean, highly durable sealed silicone, and incredibly convenient.
Slow brewing time may cause the hot water to cool off.
This coffee maker is shaped like a classic pour-over coffee maker, with one huge difference: it’s collapsible! Made of durable sealed silicone, it can be collapsed into a 1-inch-tall disc that’s 5.6 inches in diameter (the size of your average coffee mug) and weighs just 4.8 ounces. With the snap-on cap to protect the silicone from damage or dirt, you’ll find it’s a beautifully compact coffee maker—it even fits in pocket!
The fit-ring design will ensure that the pour-over coffee maker sits securely on any cup or mug, and it’ll be stable enough that it won’t tip or spill while your coffee is brewing.
Pour-over coffee is definitely on the lighter side, so don’t expect anything too rich or dark. The fact that this coffee maker has a much slower drip spout means the coffee brews longer, but the water/coffee ends up colder. Not the best quality coffee on our list, but still good enough that you’ll enjoy it on a cold morning!
Brewing is a breeze with this coffee maker: snap off the cap, open up the bellows, and place the coffee maker on top of our cup. With a #4 coffee filter and a fresh pot of hot water (boiled on the stove or over your camp fire), you’re ready to brew!
It’s not a self-contained brewing system or one that works directly with heat, so you’ll need a kettle or pot to heat up water. But the fact that you get up to 12 cups with this coffee maker is definitely a win!
Less than $20 for a collapsible coffee maker that can fit in your pocket? Yes, please!
Compatible with Coleman camping grills, brews up to 10 cups, highly durable design, sturdy steel base, built-in Pause N’Serve functionality, easy to fill and clean, and quick brewing time.
On the bulkier and heavier side, plus the lid design is a bit iffy.
This bad boy looks and acts just like your home drip coffee brewer, though it’s designed to sit atop your Coleman camp stove while brewing. The heat of your camp stove will get that water piping hot and produce some delicious quality coffee.
The coffee maker is designed to fit all Coleman camp stoves, whether 2- or 3-burner. However, it may be compatible with other brands as well. It’s not the most compact coffee maker on our list, but the fact that it sits nicely on your camp stove makes it a highly user-friendly one!
The one major drawback of this coffee maker is the lid, which often fails to remain tightly sealed while the coffee is brewing. Hot water can splash out, risking burns and making a mess. You’ll need to place something atop the lid to keep it closed.
This is a drip coffee machine, so you can expect it to produce a brew that is flavorful, rich, but not too overpoweringly strong. The filter basket makes it easy for you to add in as much coffee ground as you need to produce the quality of coffee you love.
All you need to do is place this on your camp stove, switch it on, and get brewing! It operates just like your home drip coffee machine, just using the camp stove instead of electricity. Cleaning is as simple as removing the filter basket and the glass carafe, and running a bit of water through the reservoir to get rid of any grit or grime.
Want to taste your coffee mid-brew? The Pause N’ Serve function will stop the coffee dripping into the pot while you serve a cup!
At $40, this is a total steal! Yes, you’ll need to use it with a camp stove (a pricey investment), but if you’ve already got all your Coleman camping gear, this coffee machine is definitely a luxurious addition to your camp equipment!
Highly portable, propane-powered for quick and effective brewing, one-button operation, highly consistent quality of brewing, glass carafe and filter basket included, long-lasting coffee maker, brews a full pot in just 15 minutes, and as easy to clean as it is to use.
Water reservoir doesn’t hold enough to make a full pot of water, and the coffee comes out scalding hot.
This coffee maker is designed to work just like your kitchen systems: it comes with a built-in water reservoir, a glass carafe, and removable filter basket. But instead of using electricity, it relies on miniature propane tanks to provide the heat. With the press of the button, its matchless lighting system will get the coffee percolating.
The coffee machine is built for safety, and the lighting system will keep the propane tank from leaking when traveling or not in use. Fair warning: the coffee maker itself gets VERY hot—hot enough to melt plastic or scorch wood—so use it on a stone surface or the ground to avoid burns.
The carafe can hold up to 10 cups, but the reservoir only holds enough water for 6 to 8. If you want a full pot, you’ll need to keep adding more water during the brewing process (you can do it safely, don’t worry!).
If you love your morning cup of drip coffee, this is your top pick! It works like your favorite home drip machine, but thanks to the built-in propane tank, you can take it with you anywhere you go. The coffee is just strong and rich enough to wake you up in the morning. It’s hot enough to burn your tongue or hands, making it the perfect option for those chilly camping mornings.
As long as the propane tank is full, you’ll find the brewing process is as easy as filling the water reservoir, adding coffee ground, and pressing the ignition button. The tank will last for up to 4.5 hours of operation—or up to 18 full pots of coffee, given the 15-minute brew time.
The glass carafe and filter basket can both be removed for easy cleaning—they’re even dishwasher safe—and the propane tank is easy to switch out when it’s empty. Definitely a user-friendly option!
Yes, $90 is a bit on the pricier side, but with this coffee maker, you don’t need fire, a camp stove, or an electric stove. All you need is the propane tank and your coffee maker, and you’ll always have high quality coffee anywhere you go.
Rich and delicious coffee, super easy to use, cleaning is a breeze, durable, less than five minutes to brew, can be used with any heat source, 2-year warranty included, compact, highly portable, and incredibly versatile.
Pricier than average, and it's prone to splashing/leaking.
This is the classic stovetop espresso maker: built with durable aluminum, an eight-sided stovetop maker that you fill with water, add coffee ground, and set on the fire/camp stove to heat. When the water’s hot, it bubbles up through the coffee ground and brews a rich, delicious espresso.
The design (eight sides) ensures even heat distribution throughout the coffee maker, and you’ll love how the handle is heat-resistant. It works best on a camp stove (contained fire), but you can use it on an open camp flame as well.
It’s highly durable, built to last, and guaranteed to produce amazingly delicious coffee every time!
The Moka is a stovetop espresso maker, so it produces thick, rich coffee with maximum flavor and highly concentrated caffeine. The brew won’t be as dark as the mini espresso cups produced by a machine, but it’s better for sipping in larger coffee mugs (2+ cups at a time) while sitting around a camp fire. You’ll find that none of the camp coffee makers on this list can beat the quality of the coffee produced by this little coffee pot!
The screw-top design makes it easy to use, and you’ll find it’s wonderfully easy to clean. Though the lid isn’t perfectly air-tight—it’ll splash with the first bubble of coffee—the design is incredibly user-friendly. It’ll take less than a minute to get your coffee ready to brew. Unscrew the base, wash out the old grounds and the water container, refill both, and screw everything back into place. It’s just that easy!
You will need to be careful with the rubber handle—if it’s over direct flame/heat, the rubber could melt. However, all you have to do is place it on the fire and let the heat do its work in a few short minutes.
At $60, this is definitely priced a bit higher than average, but once you taste the coffee it produces, you’ll find it’s worth every penny. Best of all, you get a 2-year warranty to back up the product’s quality!