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Five Best Camping Coffee Pots To Perk Up Your Morning Coffee Cup

Updated on November 6, 2010

If you love the outdoors and enjoy your morning coffee, then you probably take your own portable brewer or coffee pot with you when you go camping. Camping coffee pots are now popular among travelers, backpackers, hikers, campers and hunters. There's no need to go without your coffee; just add your coffee pot to your list of camping equipment. Although some people say these travel coffee makers do not make coffee just like the brewed coffee from home made with an electric coffee brewer, that isn't necessarily true. An even better coffee can be brewed using a camping gas stove or an improvised firewood stove and an efficient camping coffee pot.

Today, portable coffee pots come in various designs, materials, and shapes. The aluminum or stainless types are more popular for campers or outdoor lovers because these are lighter, more durable, more heat efficient and can be cleaned easily.

So if you are wondering about the best types of coffee pot to buy for your camping needs, I now give you my 5 favorites among all portable coffee pots. I can assure you they are all dependable, sturdy and affordable.

Coleman 9-Cup Aluminum Coffee Pot
Coleman 9-Cup Aluminum Coffee Pot

Coleman 9-Cup Aluminum Coffee Pot

This pot from Coleman is very lightweight, durable and easy to clean. Its bail handling for easier pouring is an advantage and it has a replaceable clear glass top to allow you to check on the strength of your coffee while it percolates. This is a great pot for a small group of people (less than 10). When you use it on camping stove, it gets its lovely burnished look so it actually gets nicer looking the more you use it. Because it is made up of aluminum, it can conduct heat easily and efficiently so your coffee stays super hot even if it’s off the heat for 30 minutes. It’s durable, reliable and can last for years. It is very lightweight but it's dependable when it comes to providing you quick coffee.

Texsport Aluminum 20 Cup Percolator
Texsport Aluminum 20 Cup Percolator

Texsport Aluminum 20 Cup Percolator

Camping with a large group of people is fun; you spend a lot of time talking out there in the wild. What could be better than shooting the breeze in the afternoon over a good cup of coffee? This 20-cup aluminum coffee percolator can make sure everyone has a cup to warm themselves. Honestly, the coffee that you make using this percolator will taste even better than what you get at home because the more coffee you percolate, the stronger and aromatic the coffee will be. This pot is really light in weight but durable enough to last for years. It's perfect for family vacations and camping trips with friends. You can be sure that all the coffee drinkers in your group will be caffeinated adequately with this pot. 

Farberware 50124 Classic Yosemite Stainless Steel Percolator
Farberware 50124 Classic Yosemite Stainless Steel Percolator

Farberware 50124 Classic Yosemite Stainless Steel Percolator

Are you looking for a sleek percolator that can brew 4 to 8 cups of seriously excellent coffee? This Yosemite can. On top of that, it has a permanent filter basket so you won't have a messy paper coffee filter. And because it's made from 18/10 stainless steel, the mirror finish looks fantastic. Its stay-cool synthetic handle protects your hands while pouring your coffee too. It has a robust build, a fuller mouth and you can see the coffee bubbling away as it percolates so you can check on how stong it is. The Yosemite is a popular coffee maker because it doesn’t drip, it has tight fittings, it's easy to clean, it's very durable and on top of that it's very lightweight.

Copco 4- to 8-Cup Polished Stainless Steel Stovetop Percolator
Copco 4- to 8-Cup Polished Stainless Steel Stovetop Percolator

Copco 4- to 8-Cup Polished Stainless Steel Stovetop Percolator

This Copco’s stainless steel coffee pot can brew 4 to 8 cups of percolated coffee on any stove. It has a very durable stainless-steel finish that is polished and it has a dripless spout for clean pouring. Plus, it also has a water level indicator which many other coffee pots do not have. One thing to note: you must wet the basket before loading the ground coffee so that no grinds will end up in the coffee. For a camping trip with a friend or two, this coffee percolator is just right for your morning coffee. With its handsome finish and durability, it'll be a pleasure to use for years to come.

Stansport Percolator Coffee Pots
Stansport Percolator Coffee Pots

Stansport Enamel 3-Quart Coffee Boiler/Server, Royal Blue

This reliable 20-cup coffee percolator is made from high quality durable steel that is double coated with kiln-dried extra heavy glaze enamel. It's ideal for camping, fishing, hunting, or simply a family picnic. Cooly old school, this pot comes in brilliant Royal Blue with white speckles and it's a breeze to clean. The wonderful thing about this big pot is it can percolate 20 cups even on a firepit. Its straight upright shape makes the pot fit in even a limited space. And although it's a tough and large coffee pot, it is very lightweight. Unlike aluminum coffee pots, this one will not dent easily because of the double padded enamel that is inside it. It's affordable and it works.


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    8 years ago

    One of the best camping coffee pots around is the Bialetti Moka pot. Makes excellent coffee.


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