There is nothing better than a hot cup of camp coffee in the morning, and coffee while sitting outside your teardrop camper is no exception. But when camping in your teardrop, you may have scenarios where you don’t have electricity or a campfire. Luckily there are several great ways to make coffee while camping. Also see Top 5 Coffee Makers for your Camper.
Making great coffee does not have to be difficult, here are the best ways to make coffee in a teardrop camper kitchen.
- Coffee Maker
- French Press
- Pour Over Coffee
- Coffee Alternative
Best ways to make coffee in a teardrop camper:
1. Coffee Maker
If you have electricity or access to power, an electric coffee maker may be your favorite way to make coffee in your teardrop camper. Because teardrops are typically small, its good choose a coffee maker that is on the smaller side. I am considering getting this small Keurig so I can keep it inside the teardrop vs in the galley and make coffee right from bed. Although I would not use k-cups on a daily basis, I think they work great for a short camping trip. I like that there is no glass carafe to worry about breaking in transit.
Keurig K-Mini Plus Maker
Keurig K-Mini Plus Maker Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, Comes with 6 to 12 Oz. Brew Size, Storage, and Travel Mug Friendly, Cardinal Red
Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffee Maker
This propane coffee maker makes coffee like a traditional coffee maker, and you can use the small propane bottles, or a larger tank. This coffee maker is quite large to carry around in the teardrop however, and a glass carafe may not be be ideal. It does come with a carrying case to help prevent damage.
GSI Outdoors Enamelware Percolator
This may be the most iconic way to make camp coffee, right over the camp fire or on the camp stove. Most of us experienced campers have the GSI Outdoors Percolator or one very similar. This is great if you need to make coffee for a group, however it is large and bulky for a small teardrop camper.
GSI Outdoors 12 Cup Enamelware Percolator Coffee Pot for Campsite, Cabin, RV, Kitchen, Groups, Backpacking , Blue
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Percolator
The GSI Outdoors Percolator is much smaller to fit in your teardrop kitchen galley. The stainless steel percolator has silicone handle that is not hot to the touch. Note that this comes with a clear resin top, if you cook over the fire vs a camp stove you can purchase a glass top that will not melt.
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Percolator Coffee Pot with Silicone Handle for Camping and Backpacking 3 Cups
3. French Press
I am in no way a coffee snob, however many coffee connoisseurs swear by a french press. French press coffee is made by adding coffee grounds to the hot (not boiling) water, letting it brew for a bit, and then pressing the grounds down so they sit at the bottom under the press and stay out of your mug.
Stanley Boil and Brew French Press
I use the pot from this set whenever I need to boil water. It’s the perfect size for a small camp stove and when you don’t have a lot of space it’s nice to have gear that has more than one use. It also is a really nice compact size and fits great in my galley cabinet. Be careful when using the press – go slowly so that the water does not pour over the side.
Stanley Adventure All-in-One, Boil + Brewer French Press Coffee Maker - 32oz BPA Free Campfire Coffee Pot Heats up Tea or Soup - Great for Camping and Travel – Dishwasher Safe,
Titanium Camping Coffee Maker
Here is another compact french press – this one is titanium and comes with a mesh storage bag. Again, I like this because you can use the pot to boil water even if you are not having coffee, although this pot is smaller than the Stanley pot above. .
Use as French Press, Coffee Pot, Titanium Cup, Tea Pot, Camping Cookware
Stanley Classic Travel Press
The Stanley Travel press is a great option if you want to take your coffee on a hike – the insulated walls will keep your coffee warm for up to 4 hours. You will need another pot to boil the water to make the coffee, so try the pot from the Stanley French Press.
Stanley Classic Travel Press 16oz with Carry Loop, Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker, BPA Free Campfire Coffee Pot Heats up Tea or Soup, Great for Camping and Travel, Dishwasher Safe
4. Pour Over Coffee
Pour over coffee is a bit easier to make, especially if you have a system that does not require paper filters. Typically you are making one cup at a time when you make pour over coffee.
Stanley Pour Over Set
I just love Stanley products because they are so well made. The Stanley Pour Over Set holds 12oz. You just pour hot water into the filter and it goes right into the insulated mug. You can buy the filter and mug separately in case you want an additional mug.
The Coffee Gator Travel Mug
This is probably one of the most compact and easiest to use. The filter does not store inside the mug, but can be used with any mug or cup, and is very easy to clean. The insulted tumbler will help keep your coffee warm longer. This is a nice compact option for a small teardrop trailer.
20 oz Stainless-Steel, Vacuum Insulated Tea and Coffee Tumbler with Leakproof Lid & Paperless Dripper, Gray
5. Coffee Alternative
I discovered Mud/Wtr when I was looking for a healthier alternative to coffee. I love Mud/Wtr because it tastes great, and I just add it to hot water made and add my creamer. You can order the Morning Ritual Kit that comes 30 servings and a very cool usb rechargeable frother. This is what I typically drink every morning when I am camping because it is so easy. I use the Stanley French Press pot to boil the water on my camp stove.
Camp Coffee making Accessories
Some of my favorite accessories for making camp coffee. Also see Teardrop Camper Kitchen Essentials for more ideas!
10 Plates Aluminum Folding Portable Camping Stove Windshield Cooker Stove Wind Screen with Carry Bag, for Camping Picnic, Backpacking, Cooking
Brushed Stainless Steel with Adjustable Whole Bean Conical Burr Mill for Drip Coffee, Espresso, French Press, Turkish Brew
Basecent Rechargeable Handheld Foam Maker/Mixer for Latte, Cappuccino, Frappe Drink, Hot Chocolate, Stainless Steel Silver
, Vacuum Insulated, Stainless Steel with MagSlider Lid, Harvest Red
This power station’s 505 Watt Hours pack a punch. Complete your overlanding rig or prep for extended camping trips – this station will power everything from portable fridges to phones.
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