Camping Coffee Percolator Reviews 2017

  Camping coffee percolator

In modern times where coffee is used by huge masses, there are many devices that are used to make coffee easily and in lesser time. The coffee brewers are of many types, like French presses, dip coffee brewers, electric coffee brewers. Although there are many devices that get the required job done but they lose the original taste of the coffee due to their indifferent methods. But the classic coffee percolators don’t let you down. They not only brew coffee easily but also maintain the taste of it.

The traditional coffee percolators date back to the 18th century. They are used to brew and make coffee that tastes just like the coffee you make at home. They have a metallic or a glass flask which can retain high amount of heat and maintain the taste of the coffee. So when on camping and with a group of people, you need to make good coffee from grounded coffee beans you will need camping coffee percolators. Camping coffee percolators usually have a large flask which enables them to make coffee in large amounts.

The procedure for making coffee is really easy. First of all you need to put water in the camping coffee percolator to the given mark, make sure that you don’t overfill the percolator. The next step is that you add freshly grounded coffee on the top of the filter. Then put the percolator on heat. The water will come to boil. Once this happens you need to lower the heat and put the burner on simmer. After that the water bubbles will rise up from the percolator tube and go into the coffee. The water will mix with the grounded coffee and it will in the form of droplets pour down in the boiling water. After that all you have to do is wait, and in the next 5 to 6 minutes your coffee is ready. Camping coffee percolators are cheaper than other coffee brewing machines. They save you a lot of money along with precious time which indicates that a percolator will make fresh coffee in less than 15 minutes. Saving you lots of time.


Coffee percolators either come in with the option to be heated by a stove or a burner, or they have a pre-installed electric input, which when connected to a source of electricity heat themselves up to boil the water inside. Due to their high demand, There are many companies that offer good quality coffee percolators. But some brands and companies in order to lower down the price of the devices compromise on the quality and produce products that are either faulty or don’t last very long. While the big international companies that manufacture top quality percolators make their products so expensive that the common man cannot afford. So in such a fix, when choosing the best camping coffee percolators it can become really hard for somebody. We have reviewed and selected 10 of the best coffee percolators on the basis of their specifications and their abilities to get their jobs done. But before buying a coffee percolator, one must ensure that it has the right specifications which would satisfy the user.

They are the qualities and the abilities of a device or a machine. When buying a coffee percolator one must ensure that the product will satisfy the needs of the user. In case of  coffee percolators its specifications are the type of material used, quality of material, whether the percolator works with electricity or direct heat from the stove, how much cups of coffee can it make and finally whether the percolator has guarantees from the seller or not.

Camping coffee percolators come in different types. They either use stainless steel, cast iron, aluminium, tempered glass and even platinum. Choosing which is the best type depends upon the usage. For example the stainless steel percolators are really hard as compared to the ones using glass, which makes them the best choice for outdoors. But the platinum ones are good too.

Some brands to lower down the price of the percolators and to get a good market, they make their coffee percolators with degraded quality materials which are cheaper than the original and good quality. So before buying a percolator it is important to check its quality. Because the durability of the percolator depends upon the material it is made with.

Camping coffee percolators come in two types. First ones are those which need direct heat from the stove or camping fire. They are a good option for people who use them in outdoors where there is no facility of electricity. The other type of coffee percolators is the one which already has an electric input attached to it. All you have to do is connect the percolator to an electric source and in lesser time than the traditional percolators coffee will be made.

Coffee percolators come in a wide range of numbers of cups of coffee they can make. From a single cup to over 10 cups of coffee, they can make. Usually people who go on trips and camping alone or with one partner they buy coffee percolators which make one to two cups of coffee. The coffee percolators that do so are very compact and small in size, and they can be easily carried in a bag. Moreover they are a good option while hiking. But there are certain people who travel in groups, and to make more amount of coffee, they need bigger percolators which can make from 1-2 cups of coffee to more than 10 cups of coffee.

When using devices that work with heat, one is always concerned with their safety. Coffee percolators that are built with cheap materials usually end up with accidents. But the companies which provide quality coffee percolators ensure the safety of its customers. But still when buying a coffee percolator one must ensure whether it is safe to use or not.

When it comes to faulty devices a good customer service matters a lot. Some companies don’t provide its customers with the invaluable customer support. They don’t even have warranties in case the product is faulty from manufacturing. So to avoid that the buyer must buy its products from good sellers which provide the needed customer support.

Based upon these specifications we have recommended a few of the best coffee percolators.

Chinook Timberline Stainless Steel 3 Cup Coffee Percolator: 

This Chinook timberline coffee percolator has the ability to make 3 cups of coffee that are roughly about 710ml. It is made with good quality stainless steel which not only makes this device durable and hard but also very easy to clean. It has permawood handle which is a very good insulator and it won’t burn your hand. This percolator is dishwasher friendly.
Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator:

Farberware Classic coffee percolator is made with stainless steel. It has a clear plastic knob which lets you know when the coffee percolation has started and when to take it off. This percolator is called classic because it has the clean polished surface that gives the outlook of a mirror. It has a very stylish and compact design that lets you make up to 8 cups of coffee.

Elite Platinum EC-120 Maxi-Matic 12 Cup Percolator:

This elite class coffee percolator by maximatic is made with stainless steel, which makes it a very brittle device, easy to clean and dishwasher friendly. It has a removable electric output for easy cleaning of the percolator flask. This percolator is designed in such a way that it can make and brew up 12 cups of coffee. It is best used indoors but can be taken for camping where electricity is available. This coffee percolator unlike the traditional ones has the ability to boil water faster due to its high heat output. Moreover it has a high quality glass knob with which you can actually see the when has the percolation process started and when it ends.

 Coleman 12 Cup Stainless Steel Percolator:

This stainless steel coffee percolator from Coleman has the ability to make 12 cups of coffee while ensuring that the coffee doesn’t lose its original taste. It has a corrosion resistant base which makes this percolator very durable. It comes with a glass knob with which you can see the percolation process. So that you can take it off the heat source when the percolation is complete.

2-Cup Stovetop Espresso Moka Coffee Maker Pot:

This coffee percolator has the ability to make 2 cups of good coffee. It has a perfect and a compact design. It is made with high quality stainless steel which makes sure that this is easy to clean and durable. This coffee percolator has a permanent filter but it is dishwasher friendly and can easily be cleaned. It has a high insulation plastic handles which ensure that your hands are safe after taking the percolator off of the heat source. It’s polished design makes it very elegant. And its compact design makes it easier to carry as well.

GSI Outdoors 8 Cup Enameled Steel Percolator Coffee Pot:

This Gsi outdoors coffee percolator has the traditional outlook. It is blue in colour and has enamelled surface which gives it a classier outlook. It is made with steel and it has the ability to make up to 8 cups of coffee without losing the original taste of the coffee.

Coleman 14 Cup Percolator:

This ingenious coffee percolator from Coleman is made with high quality stainless steel, it has a double enamelled surface and its compact design enables it to make 14 cups of coffee. This coffee percolator is the best option when it comes to making more amount of coffee.

Tops 55704 Rapid Brew Stovetop Coffee Percolator, Stainless Steel:

This coffee percolator from tops is made with polished stainless steel which gives it a very shiny and a classier outlook. It is made with the ability to withstand large sums of heat. It can make 2 to 9 cups of coffee in a very short span of time. It has a wooden handle which makes it a very good insulator and saves your hand from the heat of the stove. It has a hardened plastic knob which is transparent and allows you to control the percolation process.
Rapid Brew Stainless Steel Stovetop Coffee Percolator, 2-3 cup:

This coffee percolator is best for outdoor camping. This percolator has the ability to brew 2-3 cups of coffee while ensuring the quality and taste of the coffee. It is made with stainless steel and a classier outlook. The handle of this percolator is made with permawood Stanley 6-Cup Adventure Percolator, Stainless Steel, 1.1 quart:

This coffee percolator from Stanley(corp) has the ability to brew and make upto 6 cups of coffee. It is made with stainless steel which not only makes it easy to clean but durable as well. It comes with a silicone handle which is a very good insulator. Moreover its silicone handle can be removed which ensure the usage of coffee percolators on big heat flames as well. This stylish and compact coffee percolator has a very lightweight and a compact design hence making it very suitable for camping and outdoors as it can be carried very easily.

Product description Chinook Timberline Farberware Classic 120 Maxi-Matic Coleman 14 Cup Moka Coffee Maker Pot
No of cups 3 8 12 14 2
Material Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Coated steel
Electric No No No No No
Price 33$ 16-30$ 16-48$ 16-30$ 10-14$

Final verdict:

In today’s times where there are so many brands and companies that offer the best coffee percolators choosing the best one for yourself can be a hard thing. We have reviewed 10 of the best coffee percolators but the final decision lies with the person who is going to buy it because coffee percolators come with different sizes and types.

They range in prices even. The smaller coffee percolators are cheaper as compared to the larger coffee percolators. But prices don’t matter as long as the quality of the coffee percolator is up to the mark because coffee is something we all cannot compromise on.


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