There are few things as nice in the morning as the smell of fresh brewed coffee. The combination of the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, cool morning air and the sounds of nature are some of the great simple pleasures of camping. Here is a review of five coffee pots that are designed with the camper in mind.
Coleman is one of the best known makes of camping equipment in America. Known best for their lanterns and stoves, Coleman makes about everything that a camper or other outdoorsman or outdoorswoman could possibly want to make the trip more enjoyable. Coleman makes both traditional and more modern coffee makers for campers. In the traditional line Coleman makes percolating coffee makers in the standard blue enamel finish as well as aluminum and stainless steel. The enamel finish coffee maker is available in 9 and 14 cup sizes. The Coleman enamel finish coffee percolator really offers no advantage over the other finishes but looks more traditional. Coleman also makes a coffee maker that works on top of a propane cook stove or their popular liquid fuel stoves. The Coleman Camp Coffee Maker produces coffee that is more like what most people are used to having at home in almost the same time as an electric coffee pot. The one drawback of the Coleman Camp Coffee Maker is that the coffee is difficult to keep warm. The standard enamel finish coffee percolator costs about $20 and the Coleman Camp Coffee Maker costs about $40.
Camping supplier Campmor offers a one cup coffee brewer that simply sits over a mug. Add coffee, pour hot water and drink. For less than $5 this is a model to check out for those who want quick coffee throughout the day. Plus the small size makes this item pack away quickly and it weighs almost nothing. For more information on this one cup brewer visit campmor.com.
Campmor also offers a nifty little pot that is not exactly a coffee maker, but rather a pot that you can boil water in to make coffee. However, the Ledmark 1 liter aluminum kettle is extremely useful for heating water for various purposes including cooking and is worth a look as an all purpose implement. At less than $10 and weighing virtually nothing this well made kettle is a deal.
REI.com offers a nifty way to make coffee, or more properly espresso. The GSI Mini Espresso Maker produces one cup of espresso over a camp or backpacking stove. Simply add water and coffee, allow to slowly simmer over low heat and wait for your tasty treat. Perhaps a bit of a novelty, but one that actually makes a good tasting produce.
Regardless of how you like your coffee, there is a product out there that will meet your needs even on a camping trip.