Oh, the places you'll go (with fresh coffee).

By Megan Soll
July 24, 2019
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We all know a few people who are extremely particular about their coffee routine. Whether it’s the brand of beans or the method of brewing or simply that they must have some form of it to function in the morning, we get it. Coffee is both a treasure and a necessity. When you find yourself camping or hotel hopping on vacation, there’s nothing more key than locating a source of that delicious morning (or afternoon) nectar.

That hotel coffee maker is likely not what you’d hope to use (not to mention it’s probably never been cleaned properly) so what is a person to do? These portable, collapsible and nifty coffee gadgets will get you the brew you need wherever you are. Drip coffee, French press and espresso are all possible even when you’re away from your own kitchen. Read on for our travel coffee maker picks.


aeropress coffee maker
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This portable tool can do both espresso and regular brewed style of coffee (one to three cups worth). It’s easy to clean, lightweight and comes with its own tote bag for travel.

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker, $30 at

Wacaco Minipresso

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This compact contraption makes a rich and bold espresso in minutes. It’s hand operated and requires no special cartridges or electricity to make a great shot of espresso.

Wacaco Portable Espresso Machine, $44 at

Collapsible Press

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If a French press version is more your style, this portable gadget makes the perfect single cup of coffee in just three minutes. Simple add the grinds and hot water, let sit for 3 minutes and press to perfection.

Collapsible Coffee Press, $49 at

Java Drip

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Campers will be glad for this ultra compact drip coffee attachment. You’ll never be short of a hot cup while sitting around the campfire or waking up the next morning.

GSI Outdoors Collapsible Java Drip, $14 at

Single Serving Coffee Maker

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If you’re always running out the door in the mornings and don’t have time to wait to brew and entire pot of coffee, this single serving brewer is the solution.

AdirChef Grab N' Go Personal Coffee Maker with 15 oz. Travel Mug, $24 at

Travel French Press

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Basically a French press in your pocket, this cup does it all in one package, both pressing and keeping your drink insulated for hours.

Bodum Black Travel Press 15oz. Coffee Maker, $14 at