We love RVing, but sometimes we miss the convenience of stopping at a nearby Tim Horton’s for a nice hot cup of coffee. Depending on where you are, stopping for a cup of coffee isn’t always possible, so you might wonder how you can enjoy coffee while on the road. Here are 7 of the best RV coffee makers designed to fit in a drawer, use less power, and still help you to wake up at the lake.
1. Black & Decker Under Cabinet RV Coffee Maker
Power for your coffee maker is refined if you usually park your Class A in a campground or resort with access to a 50-amp hookup. Brew your favourite morning beverage just like at home!
The Black & Decker Under Cabinet RV coffee maker is designed to mount under your kitchen cabinet, preserving valuable counter space. It brews up to 8 cups at a time, and its insulated carafe will keep your cuppa hot for hours.
Power Requirements: Best with 50-amp Service
Size: 8 Cups
2. Keurig K-Classic One Cup
For those RVers dedicated to your favourite coffee pod, there’s no need to sacrifice while on the road. The Keurig One Cup uses standard K-cups to produce one excellent cup of coffee at a time. Since it’s only heating one serving, it should work on most 30-amp services as long as you’re not using the AC or the microwave. The compact design stows in your cabinets when on the road, earning a star for one of the best travel coffee makers.
Power Requirements: Best with 50-amp Service. It will work with 30-amp service.
Size: One Cup
3. Coleman Camping Coffee Maker
Do you do much cooking outside on the camp stove? The Coleman Camping Coffee Maker needs no electricity to produce a morning caffeine jolt. It sits on your camp stove and functions much like your drip-brew coffee pot at home, including a pause button. Built by Coleman, it is durable and easy to store in the RV basement with the rest of your outdoor equipment.
Power Requirements: Propane Camping Stove
Size: 12 Cups
4. SeaToSummit Coffee Dripper
For the minimalist RVer that deploys the pop-up while vacationing with the kids, get your morning joe without needing power or a bulky pot. The silicone dripper pops open and sits on your coffee mug. Spoon in the coffee and pour in hot water from the camp kettle. It washes clean in a jiffy, folds flat, and slides right into a kitchen drawer. The simple concept is the top option among our best travel coffee makers.
Power Requirements: None. Just add hot water
Size: One Cup
5. Eurolux Coffee Maker Pot
Sometimes the family enjoys breakfast inside, and other times you turn to the outdoor grill and campfire. The Eurolux percolating coffee pot uses the heat of your stove, fire, or grill to create up to 9 cups of hot coffee. The stainless-steel carafe withstands bouncing around while you’re moving and is ready to work without cords, pods, or even paper filters. Use your favourite can of coffee from the store or gourmet grounds you picked up at a local café.
Power Requirements: Stove or Grill. No cord.
Size: 9 Cups
6. Bestargot Camping French Press
You want fabulous coffee but need more space or power to run a proper brewing machine. Get the perfect cuppa with a French camping press, including beautiful blonde foam. The Bestargot is constructed out of titanium, so it’s lightweight. It can fold up for compact storage and be used over an open flame or on the stove. The stainless-steel filters mean there is never any waste.
Its only drawback is that it often sells out and has a higher price tag.
Power Requirements: Stove, Grill, or Campfire. No cord.
Size: 3 Cups
7. OXO Good Grips Venture French Press
The OXO Good Grips Venture will be your best RV coffee maker solution when searching for an affordable French press that isn’t too bulky. Spoon in enough grounds for up to four cups of coffee. Heat the water on the stove. Pour into the carafe and let it sit for several minutes to brew. Push down on the plunger, and you are left with a smooth brew that could be served at a coffee house. This one does not break the bank and can be found at many big box stores across the country.
Power Requirements: None– add hot water.
Size: 4 Cups
Once you have your RV coffee maker ready for your next trip, make sure you’re covered. Contact a Wayfarer Insurance broker to review your policy or get a free RV insurance quote.