17 Camping Coffee Makers: Enjoy Freshly Brewed Coffee on Your Byron Bay Holiday
There is nothing better than the smell of freshly-made coffee in the morning! It gets you out of bed so you can make the most of your day.
But what if you want to go camping with your friends or family? How can you enjoy your favourite hot beverage and avoid those tasteless instant coffees?
Luckily, there are camping coffee makers that you can take with you and brew your coffee like you do in your kitchen.
You can have it all! Connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful sunny day and birds chirping while warming yourself up with a nice cup of coffee. Everyone needs an escape from civilisation once in a while.
But the question is, which camping coffee maker will be best for you? We’ve prepared a list of 17 coffee makers for camping that are very practical and easy to carry.
Check out the camping coffee makers on our list to find the perfect one for your next camping trip!
What to look for when choosing a camping coffee maker?
You probably have your favourite coffee, but to brew it outdoors you also need your favourite coffee maker for camping.
To choose between camping coffee makers, you should pay attention to:
- Portability – The model should be easy to use, pack, and carry. You should be able to simply pull it out of your bag and brew it in a couple of minutes, and then drink your coffee.
- Brew Strength – It should be versatile, so you can modulate its brew strength as you wish.
- Clean-up – The model should be easy to clean. After you’ve prepared your coffee with your camping coffee maker, make sure to clean its filter so you can use it again soon.
- Versatility – Besides using coffee grinds, it is also important to use eco-friendly disposable and reusable coffee cups to keep your environment clean.
Now, let’s check out those coffee makers for camping!
The 17 Best Camping Coffee Makers
We know that everyone’s taste preference is unique. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of camping coffee makers with different brewing styles, including the most popular French press and pour-over coffee makers, so you can have a better overview of the features that meet your requirements.
1. Stanley Cook + Brew Set
The first on our camping coffee makers list is a Stanley Cook + Brew Set. It is the most versatile model compared to the others here because it has two parts:
- a stainless-steel cooking pot and
- a melt-resistant, BPA free nylon French press that can be easily removed.
With this coffee maker for camping, you can save a lot of space in your travel bag as its multifunctional design is all that you need.
Also, its coffee press is very compact and easy to use. It is a classy addition to your kitchen but also rugged enough to be your companion in the campsite.
Most of all, Stanley’s coffee maker retails at an affordable price and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
We only don’t like that its handles can be very hot, therefore difficult to pick up without a heatproof mitt.
- BPA free
- Multi-functional model
- Lifetime warranty
- Handles can be too hot
2. Snow Peak Folding Coffee Drip
Image source: Snow Peak Coffee Drip
Our next camping coffee maker suggestion is a Snow Peak Coffee Drip. If your aim is to save space in your luggage and also not carry something that heavy, this is the model for you!
It’s light stainless-steel body will not rust, making it very durable. And not just that, it can also fold flat so you can pack it in a second.
This one of the camping coffee makers that is very easy to use due to its simple pour-over design. With it, you can use any standardised cup and both coarse or fine coffee grind. Sounds pretty handy, right?
You only need always to remember to bring some paper filters, but that can be also a positive thing, as you won’t need to clean it as much.
- Folds flat
- Suitable for any cup
- Easy to set up and clean
- Needs coffee filters
3. Java Press from GSI Outdoors
Image source: Java Press from GSI Outdoors
The Java Press from GSI Outdoors has 3rd place on our camping coffee makers list. This portable coffee maker for camping is made from reinforced BPA free plastic, so it’s very robust and long-lasting and a perfect pick for long camping trips.
Additionally, its nylon-wrapped sleeve provides an extra protective layer, but also heat insulation.
You can also clean it easily as this sleeve is removable!
In regard to its functions, the GSI Java Press can be used in the same way as the well-known French press. You just need to add hot water and the coffee grind and use the silicon ring plunger to filter your coffee.
When your filter is properly cleaned, almost no coffee grains can pass through the mesh!
But the best thing about this coffee maker for camping is its capacity of 30 fluid ounces. With this capacity and 300 gram weight, it is considered very light and cheap.
Now you can easily prepare coffee for all your travel mates!
- Insulating sleeve and lid
- Durable design
- Affordable price
- Good choice for group camping
- Filter must be rinsed every time you use it
4. MSR MugMate CoffeeTea Filter
Image source: MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter
Of all the camping coffee makers this is our favourite! The MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter from MSR is the simplest and lightest model on our list.
With its stainless-steel screen and nylon frame, it weighs just 30 grams. You can use it to brew both coffee and tea.
Its filter is compatible with almost all mugs. Most importantly, there are two side tabs that help you remove the filter safely without burning your fingers.
MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter has a loose lid on the top that insulates the coffee while steeping it. Additionally, the lid can serve as a coaster where you can place the filter.
- Extremely lightweight
- Can be used for coffee and tea
- Fits on top of any cup
- Finely ground coffee may pass through the mesh
- Lid is wobbly and loose
5. AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
Look at that! You are halfway from knowing all the best camping coffee makers. The fifth on our list is the AeroPress, a portable coffee maker for camping which leaves even the fussiest coffee drinkers impressed.
You can make up to three high-quality cups of coffee while combining immersion and manual pressure that provide a rich coffee aroma that you can’t resist. Finally, you can enjoy a cup of coffee that has no grit and bitter taste.
A huge bonus is that this coffee maker for camping is made from a BPA free material. And by being so easy to disassemble, you can clean it fully in a few minutes.
- Flavourful taste
- BPA free material
- Easy to clean
- Practical and lightweight
- Requires paper filters
- Tote travel back is not included in the price
- Not durable stainless steel
6. Jetboil Coffee Press
The Jetboil Coffee Press is a very handy addition to your camping equipment. This camping coffee maker works in the same way as the standard French press and is compatible with certain models.
This press is a product of a lightweight combination of aluminium and plastic. It is admirable that it only weighs a little bit above 3o grams. Observing the overall design, it is very compact.
Our only complaint would be that you need to buy the flask separately.
On the other hand, unlike the French Press, Jetboil Coffee Press can be flipped upside down so you can use it as a tray for steaming vegetables as well.
- Easy to use
- Lightweight and compact
- Will only work with certain sized flasks
7. nCamp Portable Coffee Maker
Image source: nCamp
The camping coffee maker from nCamp will get you on your feet so you can start exploring nature or just relax on a Byron Bay beach. It is one of the top camping espresso makers on the market.
Compared to the traditional Italian mocha pot, nCamp is more compact and significantly more portable due to its folding handles.
We like that nCamp stands out among the other coffee makers for camping with its all-in one-design. With it, you need to worry about neither cups nor filters.
However, it might be too bulky for backpacking but it is suitable for caravan camping. It has a large serving size of 340ml or four small espresso-style caps.
- Easy to pack
- Big capacity
- Has durable stainless-steel body
- Makes good quality espresso
- Too big for backpacking
- Handles are loose
8. Bialetti Moka Coffee Maker
This is one of the coffee makers for camping that has a long history. The Bialetti Moka Coffee Maker has been highly appreciated among coffee lovers for decades.
It has a unique design that originates from Italy, therefore you can be sure you will get a strong and smooth brew.
The main advantage of this camping coffee maker is that it is available in many colours and sizes. You can make from 1 up to 12 coffees, depending on the trip you would like to take.
We also like its plastic handle that won’t heat up like the metal one.
But when it comes to packing, Bialetti Moka Coffee Maker can cause you troubles as it was originally designed for the kitchen. Its aluminium body is very light, but its octagon shape doesn’t fit easily in a backpack.
- Rich taste
- Comes in various sizes and colours
- 2-year warranty
- Tricky to pack
- Small parts are easy to lose
9. Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker
Image source: Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker
Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker is a real outdoors substitute for the coffee machine you have in your house.
It is one of the portable coffee makers for camping that is ideal for family and groups due to its large 10-cups capacity.
The good thing is that you don’t need to pay much attention to brewing. You simply push a button and it will automatically stop working when your coffee is ready.
Additionally, your coffee will stay hot for long as it has a built-in hotplate.
However, this is not the fastest model on our camping coffee makers list. It takes 18 minutes to get your coffee, but your waiting will worth the taste.
- Big capacity
- Brewing is automatic
- Built-in hot plate
- 3-year limited warranty
- Not the fastest brewing
10. Coleman Stainless Steel Percolator
Image source: Coleman QuikPot
If you don’t like the price of the Coleman QuikPot, than you will prefer buying a Coleman Stainless Steel Percolator.
Its features might not be that clever, but his large capacity of 12-cups is quite tempting, especially for a much lower price.
By being made from sturdy stainless steel, this Coleman camping coffee maker is crack and corrosion resistant. It is also BPA free and quite easy to clean.
But there is one interesting feature. It has a glass knob on the top of the lid, allowing you to see how your coffee is being made.
- Easy to clean
- Does not require paper filters
- Large capacity
- Glass knob can be easily broken
11. Ultralight Java Drip by GSI Outdoors
Image source: Snowys
The Ultralight Java Drip makes a great cup of coffee for such a small device, which weighs only 9 grams and folds down into a very small package. It clips onto any mug or cup, and cleaning takes just a little water, making it super convenient for solo campers. Just pack your camping stove and favourite coffee, and you can kiss instant coffee goodbye.
- It makes a great-tasting cup of coffee
- Compact and lightweight
- Weak plastic clips
- It can easily topple over if overloaded
12. Primula Coffee Brew Buddy
Image source: Primula Products
The Primula Coffee Brew Buddy makes surprisingly good coffee for its size. It allows your favourite Byron Bay coffee grounds to stay in hot water for longer, which is exactly what you need for a balanced flavour. Other pour-over coffee makers tend to make a sour or under-extracted coffee, but the Brew Buddy holds just the right amount of coffee per mug. The basket is rather small, which means you must be careful when pouring the hot water over the grounds. Otherwise, the Brew Buddy easily becomes a favourite for solo backpackers.
- Very compact
- Easy to use
- It can be tricky to pour boiling hot water into the small basket
- Overflows easily
13. Table Top French Press by Planetary Design
Image source: Planetary Design
Byron Bay group campers will love the Planetary Design Table Top French Press because it is durable, easy to use, and makes six cups of coffee in under five minutes. The press has a large handle, and the plunger is easy to push, plus it’s much easier to clean than most French press coffee makers. For the best results, brew four cups instead of the full six otherwise, you may end up with bitter coffee.
- Sleek design
- Easy to use and clean
- Make smaller amounts of coffee to avoid bitterness.
14. Javadrip Silicone Drip Cone by GSI Outdoors
Image source: GSI Outdoors
If you’re looking for a Byron Bay coffee dripper that will last for years, the GSI Outdoors Silicone Drip Cone is a worthwhile choice. The drip cone locks onto the insulated mug’s lid, and the coffee stays warm in the BPA-free plastic carafe. All the parts are collapsible and fit into the carafe, so although this dripper is quite large, it is very light and easy to transport. It also comes with a reusable cloth coffee filter but also works with paper filters.
- Large capacity
- Sturdy design
- Compact for storage
- Thin insulation only keeps coffee hot for a few minutes
- No fill level mark when pouring
15. Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper
Image source: Hario
Pour-over coffee enthusiasts know the Hario brand, and the Hario V60 Plastic Coffee Dripper is a sturdy alternative that will survive the outdoors. It packs easily and is made of high-quality plastic, making it a good alternative to mesh pour-over drippers. Pack your paper coffee filters and enjoy your Byron Bay coffee anywhere you go.
- Single piece design
- Durable plastic design
- Great price
- Needs practice to make pour-over coffee
- Requires separate coffee filters
16. Coffee Rocket by GSI Outdoors
Image source: Atlas Guides
Lightweight and collapsible, the GSI Outdoors Coffee Rocket is exactly what you’ll need to start your day. It comes with a snorkel, filter screen, and drip cone, which pack up neatly inside a coffee up or spare pocket. The Coffee Rocket makes a strong brew in two minutes flat. It takes only a single cup of coffee at a time, so camping buddies should each bring their own Coffee Rocket. It requires lots of water to clean out because of the different parts, but that is a minor issue compared to the excellent coffee this dripper makes every time.
- Very easy to use
- Nested parts for easy packing
- It takes time to clean
- Small filter basket
17. Coleman Camping Coffee Maker
Image source: Amazon
Car campers will love the Coleman Camping Coffee Maker. When size and weight aren’t an issue, grab this coffee maker to makes lots of coffee while sitting over the camping stove. This crowd-pleaser is fast and works just like your regular coffee maker at home. The pause and serve feature allow you to stop the brewing to pour yourself a cup, which is a thoughtful option that no other car camping coffee makers offer today.
- Easy to use
- Large capacity – 8-12 cup filters, plus 10-cup carafe
- Quick brewing
- Fragile glass carafe
Pick Your New Camping Coffee Maker And Visit Our Campsite
Do you know where the first-morning coffee smells even better? In Byron Bay! Here you can relax on the beach while the sun is shining on your face and enjoy breathtaking beaches and view of the horizon. Now just to find your Byron Bay camping ground!
Broken Head Holiday Park offers a wide range of camp facilities, we have a camp kitchen and a large BBQ area. And if you run out of supplies, don’t worry, there is a Camp Kiosk for stocking up. Get your camping coffee maker and book your Byron Bay holiday today!
For more information about Byron Bay coffee and cafes you can visit, check out these articles: