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Best Portable Coffee Makers for 2024

Roughing it outdoors doesn't have to mean suffering crap coffee...

There’s no much better than a good coffee with a good view, us campers live and breathe for such moments. And fortunately these days there are loads of gadgets and gizmos that can help to easily facilitate this (the coffee part, anyway) – some of them are actually pretty affordable too.

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Bach said, “without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried-up piece of goat.” Bach, we couldn’t agree more and that’s why we’ve been busy testing the best portable coffee makers for camping. Get ready to enjoy the highest quality coffee wherever you go.


Best Portable Coffee Makers – Our 7 Favourites:

  • Trinity Zero – Best Portable Coffee Maker
  • ESPRO Ultralight Travel Coffee Press Po
  • Wacaco Pipamoka
  • Miir Pourigami™
  • Aeropress GO
  • Primus Coffee Press (add-on to be used with Lite+ Stove)
  • Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper


BEST BUY: Trinity Zero

Price: £47
Weight: 115g

For ultralight backpackers who refuse to scrimp on proper coffee, this is your new best friend. It’s lightweight, it’s compact, and most importantly, it brews a cracking cup of coffee. It’s stronger than your regular brew, somewhere between an espresso and a long coffee. The filter basket clips onto the bottom of the water chamber, and coffee is pushed through into your mug using the easy pump mechanism on top. This one was our favourite and our backpack will no longer be complete without it.

Full Specifications

Stainless steel filter basket / inbuilt pump / hybrid brewing method / compact and portable / reusable filter.



ESPRO Ultralight Travel Coffee Press Po

Price: £50
Weight: 269g

The ESPRO Ultralight Travel Coffee Press Po is incredibly simple to use and has double wall insulation so our coffee stayed hot for hours, even during a long plod in the snow. Pressing the filter down stops the coffee from brewing, so it’s not going to get too strong or bitter if you don’t drink it immediately. With the filter taken out, this can easily double up as a water bottle, so we wouldn’t mind taking the extra weight on a multi day adventure. Particularly recommended for adventures in cold weather in the depths of Winter (here’s an extended Winter kit checklist if you’re curious)!

Full Specifications

Double micro filter / double wall insulation / stainless steel / durable construction.



Wacaco Pipamoka

Price: £41.90
Weight: 425g

This coffee maker screams technical. A cross-section of the intricate design of water chambers, filter baskets and twisting mechanism looks more like a geological formation than a humble portable coffee maker. It wasn’t a surprise to us that the coffee tasted absolutely divine. You can even choose your strength by changing the vacuum pressure…

Fully insulated, our coffee stayed hot for hours, but it’s also great for keeping a cold brew chilled. Although it’s compact, it is rather weighty, so we’re more inclined to use this for one day adventures, to enjoy a piping hot coffee on a snowy mountain peak or an iced coffee after a summer surf. This one will even keep coffee snobs happy.

Full Specifications

Reusable stainless steel micro-filter / twisting mechanism / vacuum pressure / isothermal stainless steel mug.



Miir Pourigami™

Price: $29.95
Weight: 113g

We imagine that the inventor of the Miir Pourigami had the same sort of Eureka moment as the inventor of sliced bread. The design is incredibly simple but effective. Three, interconnecting stainless steel panels and a filter is all that you need to enjoy barista-worthy coffee in the great outdoors, and it all packs down to little more than the size of your wallet. Being stainless steel, the panels aren’t ultra lightweight, but they’re robust enough that you’ll still be able to enjoy coffee on a windy day. It’s easy to stash in a pocket, and especially recommended for those low on space.

Full Specifications

Easy assemble / Hardshell™ powder coat / medical grade stainless steel / portable / BPA free. 



Aeropress GO

Price: £31.99
Weight: 323g

Aeropress are undisputable gurus when it comes to making great quality coffee on the go. The Aeropress GO is lightweight, efficient and very easy to use. It offers excellent value for money and is equally handy for a multi-day camping trip or for enjoying a steaming mug of coffee after a chilly swim at the beach. The only downside for us was that it is rather bulky, so if you’re pushed for space in your backpack, the Aeropress isn’t the most compact option.

Full Specifications

Lightweight / BPA-free plastic / microfiltration / one minute brewtime / compact travel case included.



Primus Coffee Press Add-On

Price: £13
Weight: 40g (excluding the weight of Primus Lite+ Stove)

Sometimes the best designs are simple ones, and this is definitely the case with the Primus Lite+ Stove and Coffee Press. The coffee press is a handy little addition to the stove, sitting snugly and meaning that you can enjoy fresh coffee on your camping trip without the need for lots of extra weight and gadgets, since the stove would be coming with you anyway. It can be used with other pans, but check the dimensions first. The only problem for us? Since this works with your pan, you can’t make your morning coffee and porridge at the same time! Hey ho, we suppose it’s called the wild for a reason.

Full Specifications

Stainless steel / integrated plunger / lightweight / compact / can be used with coffee and loose tea leaves / durable BPA free plastic.



Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper

Price: £15
Weight: 82g

Economical, compact and it doesn’t even need a filter (the Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper already has a super fine mesh filter built in with 180 micron holes). It folds down to 20mm and weighs next to nothing. Fantastic for multi-day adventures, fastpacking and solo hiking when keeping pack weight minimal is key. It’s a greener option than the coffee makers that use disposable filters, and at this price we feel that it’s a steal. Check out our Green Gear Guide for more eco-friendly outdoor gear options.

Full Specifications

2 cup capacity / durable Nylon 66 and food grade silicone / reusable stainless steel double mesh filter / superfine filter mesh with 180 micron holes / fits most wide-mouthed water bottles.




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