Best Camping Coffee Maker – Drip Coffee Without a Campfire

Best Camping Coffee Maker - easiest way to make coffee while campingIf you are planning a camping trip and are looking for the best camping coffee maker to take with you that is easy to use, resilient to all weather, and will last you for years to come then the Coleman Quikpot is a great one!

Just like the old TV commercial says “the most important part of waking up is Folgers in your cup”. You can camp, hike, fish, and spend as much time outdoors as you like and have a great cup of coffee in no time in the mornings without a campfire, electricity, and without hot water. Making drip coffee while camping without electricity, hot water, or a campfire has never been easier.

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The Coleman Quikpot propane 10 cup coffee maker is the best camping coffee maker that allows you to have drip coffee without a campfire or hot water. It has many features including a push button igniter, pause and serve, and PerfectFlow technology. You can take it with you anywhere making it the easiest way to brew coffee while camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, or on any outdoor activity.

Best Camping Coffee Maker Features at a Glance:

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Coffee Temp and Taste

The temperature of the coffee will be very hot, as hot or hotter than an electric coffee pot, as it is running straight off of a flame from your propane tank. You can manually turn down the heat from high to low to keep your coffee warm while on the brewer.

It takes about 18 minutes to make a pot of coffee. For the best taste once the coffee is fully brewed you can turn down the heat to low so that your coffee does not scorch. Coffee made in the Quikpot will taste similar to coffee made at home in a home brewer.

InstaStart Ignition

The instastart ignition is a push button that will instantly ignite the flame once the brewer is ready and the propane is turned on. You can also ignite the flame by using a match through the match hole.

PerfectFlow Technology

PerfectFlow technology is only by Coleman and means that the propane pressure is regulated providing consistent performance by producing a steady fuel stream illuminating flickering and flaring even in cold weather, high altitudes, and when fuel is low.

Pause and Serve Feature

The pause and serve feature allows you to get a cup of coffee while the coffee maker is still brewing a pot. You can easily grab the carafe and get a cup without waiting the full 18 minutes for the entire pot to brew.

Filter

The filters are the same basket style paper filters as you use at home for most coffee machines. Some people claim that you can use reusable filters that fit brewers 10 to 12 cups but Coleman does not have a reusable filter for this unit. If you decide to go that route, test this at home first as you do not want to be out camping and find out that it will not work.

Size

The size of the propane coffee maker is 13.3 x 17.1 x 8.9 inches and weighs about 9 pounds. It is roughly the size of a typical home coffee maker.

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Pros

  • No campfire, electricity, or hot water needed
  • Push start button to ignite the flame
  • Pause and serve feature allows you to get a cup of coffee while coffee is still brewing
  • Makes 10 cups at a time
  • Lasts up to 4.5 hours on one propane tank
  • Has a 3 year limited warranty

Cons

  • It comes with a glass carafe
  • You have to buy the case and stainless steel carafe separately
  • It is not a fast coffee machine – It takes 18 minutes to brew a pot

Fuel and Specifics

The Coleman Quikpot runs off propane. It takes the small green disposable propane tank (16.4 oz). It has 4500 total BTU brewing power. One tank will last approximately 4.5 hours. The tank hooks onto the outside of the unit just like a grill. There is no storage in the coffee maker for the propane tank.

If you want to attach it to a 20 lb tank you can do this by using an adapter. The regulator used must be 5007. Once the unit is shut off it takes about 30 minutes to completely cool down.

Price and Value

With 4.3 out of 5 stars consumers are overall happy with their purchase. Many have stated that this is the best camping coffee maker that they have come across. The biggest complaint is that you have to fill the water more than once as some of the water seems to evaporate during the brewing process. The price is right for those that want the convenience of coffee without a campfire, hot water, and electricity.

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Best Camping Coffee Maker - Drip Coffee Without a CampfireQuestions and Answers

What makes this coffee maker the best camping coffee maker?

Making drip coffee while camping without electricity, fire, or hot water will be difficult without a Coleman coffee machine. This one allows you to conveniently make drip style coffee without any other tool other than propane.

Are there replacement parts available?

Yes, Coleman carries many replacement parts for this. You can also replace the carafe with a stainless steel carafe and you can also replace the adapter to hook it up to a larger propane cylinder.

Does it use cone filters or basket filters?

This one uses basket filters. It has a deeper narrower filter basket than normal machines so a replacement filter may be hard to find.

Can you brew just hot water for instant soups or oatmeal?

Yes you can brew only water and use it for soups, oatmeal, hot chocolate, tea, or anything you need hot water for.

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