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The 10 Best Camping Coffee Makers of 2021

There is something about sipping on a hot cup of coffee and taking in nature while camping that can’t be replicated while sitting outside your local coffee shop. The contrast of the wild outdoors with the luxury of a tasty drink somehow mesh well together. That’s why there are an increasing number of camping coffee makers to choose from. Sure it’s easy to whip up some instant coffee, but there’s no need to suffer through bad coffee with all the simple yet sophisticated setups available now. What type of camping you’re doing, or how you typically like to brew coffee can affect what features and highlights you may be looking for with your setup. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best camping coffee makers of 2021.


VSSL Java Coffee Grinder

Best 2021 camping coffee makers
 

In need of a fresh grind even when you’re miles away from any form of civilization? That’s where the Java Coffee Grinder from VSSL comes into the picture. VSSL Gear knows a thing or two about packing high-quality features into durable vessels and their coffee grinder is no exception. The body is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum and sports their signature clip and flip carabiner so you can always find a way to carry your Java wherever you go.

To give you optimal grind high-grade ball bearings evenly apply pressure to the coffee beans and a stainless steel burr cuts the beans to a uniform shape. Did we mention there are 50 unique grind settings? Precision engineering details like this make the VSSL Java possibly the best camping coffee maker to enjoy the perfect coffee anywhere.

Weight Original Price
12.7 oz$144.95

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GSI Outdoors 8 Cup Percolator

Best 2021 camping coffee makers
 

The 8 Cup Percolator from GSI Outdoors is definitely the first thing that comes to mind for many when the mention of camping coffee is made. With its iconic speckled enamel coating and old-timey shape, this kettle is what outdoors folk have been brewing with for generations.

Put it on the heat, start brewing, and reminisce about the days of yore, or maybe even tell an old camping story while the camping coffee percolator works its magic.

Weight Original Price
21.3 oz$39.95

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Snow Peak Collapsible Pour Over Coffee Maker

Best 2021 camping coffee makers
 

If you’re part of the camp who think there is nothing like a pour over to start your day, we are right there with you. This coffee drip from Snow Peak is inspired by traditional pour over coffee set-ups but constructed from stainless steel and collapsible to add adaptability for varied settings.

The cone-shaped drip is compatible with both Chemex and Hario V60 filters and accommodates finer grounds. When not using it, the coffee maker folds flat to .5” in height for easy storage making it one of the best pour over coffee makers for camping.

Weight Original Price
4.9 oz$29.95

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 3 Cup Percolator

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Looking for an ultra-rugged percolator that you can enjoy brewing with for years to come? The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 3 Cup Percolator has a timeless design paired with stalwart Glacier Stainless steel construction to provide just that. Its hinged lid prevents misplacement as no one likes losing parts to their favorite piece of equipment. An inner basket with a cover completes the three-piece set.

The PercView knob helps to gauge the strength of your brew while its nifty silicone handle stays cool to the touch. Even if you’re brewing on a glacier, this camping coffee pot is sure to provide some of the warmest and tastiest camping coffee.

Weight Original Price
14.24 oz$24.95

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Snow Peak Titanium French Press

Best 2021 camping coffee makers
 

Those whose brewing method of choice involves a French Press will rejoice at Snow Peak’s latest creation. Their French Press is made of Japanese titanium utilizing a historic manufacturing process. The construction not only provides durability while keeping weight to a minimum, but the press can be set directly over a heat source to boil water, simplifying the entire brewing process.

With a 24 fl. oz. capacity there will be plenty of fresh brew to go around making this camping french press one of the best items to pack for your next getaway.

Weight Original Price
6.3 oz$55.95

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GSI Outdoors Gourmet Pourover Java Set

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If you’re starting from scratch in putting together your camping coffee kit, this camping drip coffee maker includes basically everything but the coffee itself. The GSI Outdoors Gourmet Pourover Java Set contains a ceramic coffee grinder, collapsible drip cone, #4 reusable java filter, spoon, and a stuff sack to keep everything together.

Adjust the conical burr coffee grinder to make a fresh, custom-tailored grind. The lid can double as a trivet after brewing as well. Once you’re finished, simply collapse the setup. You can now accurately call yourself a backcountry barista with the Java Set, a great portable coffee maker for camping.

Weight Original Price
13.4 oz$49.95

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MSR WindBurner Coffee Press Kit

Best 2021 camping coffee makers
 

If you already have MSR’s WindBurner Stove System in your camping setup, their Coffee Press Kit is a simple yet great addition. It instantly turns your stove system into a quick and wind-resistant brewing machine. Constructed of a durable stainless steel strainer disc along with a flexible perimeter gasket to seal out coffee grinds, now you have the option of no-grinds coffee no matter where you are.

When you’re all finished the coffee press disassembles and lays flat for packing so you can start hiking towards your next campsite and cup of coffee.

Weight Original Price
1.3 oz or 5 oz$19.95-$24.95

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BioLite Kettle Pot

Best 2020 camping coffee makers
 

The multipurpose and massive 1.5L Kettle Pot from BioLite is well suited to meet your needs throughout the day. From starting off the morning heating up some coffee and pouring it out with the high temp top to cooking up a dinner meal for four people taking advantage of the heat shield to concentrate flames and block wind. Constructed of ultra-thin stainless steel, this metal is more durable than anodized aluminum and easier to clean without worry of scratching off material. An added bonus is the pot can double as a carrying case if you also use the BioLite CampStove, which nests perfectly inside the pot offering protection and saving space.

Weight Original Price
16.4 oz$49.95

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MiiR Pourigami™ Coffee Dripper

Best 2020 camping coffee makers
 

In terms of packability the MiiR Pourigami Coffee Dripper is hard to beat. This pour-over coffee device is composed of 3 interlocking stainless steel pieces that are quick and easy to assemble. It’s simple construction makes it easy to clean and the Hardshell powder coat ensures there aren’t any unwanted flavors getting transferred into that precious cup of black gold. When you’re all done, simply pack the coffee dripper up into its carrying case which is small enough to fit in your back pocket, making this one of the most compact camping coffee makers, perfect for backpacking.

Weight Original Price
4 oz$29.95

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Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper

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The X-Brew Coffee Dripper from Sea to Summit is so light, you might think you forgot it as you’re hiking out into the wilderness. Weighing under 3 ounces, this is one of the best lightweight camping coffee makers for backpacking. This silicone coffee dripper features a reusable stainless-steel mesh filter, with its super-fine mesh design producing the cleanest results of up to 2 cups of coffee at a time. Looking to hit the trail as soon as you’re done brewing? The coffee dripper fits on wide-mouthed water bottles so you can take in the joys of the trail while your beverage is still fresh and hot.

Weight Original Price
2.9 oz$21.95

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