I’ve used the coffee machine during two occasions now. On a camping trip and during a 3 day power outage at the house. The ignitor on this machine works great and lights on the first click. I wouldn’t say it’s the fastest ever but i can’t complain about the speed. It works great and the coffee tastes great too. Get the basket style filters. That’s the one mistake i made since i couldn’t find anywhere on amazon where it said the filter type.
Very nice looking coffee maker. Kind of on the slow side but wonderful if you have no electricity to plug a normal coffee maker into. Kind of bulky and expensive, but again well worth it if you are a coffee lover. Watch out the unit it’s self gets quite hot, don’t put it on anything that could melt.
If you buy this, you will be the envy of the campground. Smells pretty funny (like hot plastic/burning paint) for the first few heat cycles, but other than that it’s worth every penny. Be sure to buy the one with the stainless carafe. The cheaper one has a glass carafe. Can’t make much coffee if the glass is broken, eh?.
This coffeemaker works great. Much faster than i expected. The fragile part that other reviews have noted is an easy ‘fix’ to make sure you don’t break it. . The small black plastic piece that controls the pause to get a cup feature is removable. When i clean the pot, i just remove that piece and store it in the stainless carafe. Also purchased the carring case to protect the coffeemaker. It’s a must have in my opinion. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for portable coffee.
Takes about 5 minutes longer to brew than my coffee maker at home. Does not make quite as much at a time. Just keep a thermos nearby and pour the freshly brewed coffee in that to keep hot while the next pot is brewing. By the time the second pot is ready, the thermos is usually empty as fellow campers come stumbling over, empty mugs in hand.
Works about the same as the old one. We set the old one up next to the new one and let them run. They finished about the same time. It does work just fine though. If your going for something that works there is no need for the shinny one. The originals work just as well and is cheaper. If your going for looks this ones it.
- Just the facts, could be better glad its not worse. Still glad to have for coffee on a camping trip!
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I recently purchased this coffeemaker for a camping trip in the shenandoah. It was a great addition to our campsite, and all in all it was easy to use and worked well. The one issue that i have with is is the paint on the outside near the bottom. I’m not 100% sure why it is painted to begin with, but the paint bubbled and melted with the first use. In addition, be sure not to sit the coffeemaker on anything that might melt – we learned this the hard way after melting a table cloth.
Took it ice fishing and coffee is hot. Just fill the water reserve up and is perfect. Used it at home when lights went out and works great too. Will take it camping and hunting too. Much larger then i thought it was. But, is a very good coffeemaker. I like the tin pot better then the glass pot cause of where i take this coffeemaker. Pot is not a thermal one just a tin pot, so wont keep coffee hot off the flame. Would like to have seen them put a better propane hose on it then the one it comes with. Maybe more of a flexible connecter. That is the only reason i gave it 4 stars. Otherwise i would order this product again.
I have used the coleman camping ‘stove-top’ coffeemaker for several years. We recently had a large group join us camping so we prepared for the morning rush by buying this self-contained unit. We used them both for several days side-by-side. There are several advantages to this new self-contained unit. 1) using this coffee pot is a couple minutes quicker. Perhaps it is the integrated design that holds heat more effeciently. Maybe a couple minutes isn’t important to you, but if that means taming a testy camper – you know minutes count. 2) the self-contained unit frees up a burner and seperates coffee from cooking. Sometimes, life in the great outdoors gets crowded, especially around the cooking area. Having the ability to move the coffee to the picnic table away from the stove gives cooks a little extra elbow room.
I was disappointed that the propane tank could not be housed inside the coffee maker; makes for bulky handling. Considering the size of the product which is not small, that was odd. Also the plastic coffee filter holder was poorly designed – getting in and out of the slots was cumbersome at best. I decided that a propane stove, boiling water etc was better for camping; less stuff to lug around.
Really hits the spot on a cold morning. Have used it for many years and has always been dependable. Assembly can be a challenge since we use it once a year, but works well and would not be an issue if used more often. Highly recommend this product to make the wilds seem more tame.
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- Drip coffeemaker brews a full pot of coffee in just 15 minutes, powered by standard propane cylinder
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- Runs for 4.4 hours on one propane cylinder; ten-cup total capacity and 9.5-pound weight
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This makes a great drip pot of coffee. Of all the creature comforts of home that i may miss while camping, coffee is no longer one of them. Some folks think a percolator or ‘cowboy coffee’ is the way to go while camping. I would say those folks have come to accept camp coffee to taste a certain way b/c having a proper drip brew was not possible while camping. Grab one of these and don’t look back. If you have the room to store it, camping and having a great cup of coffee in the morning is entirely possible . This is probably my most prized camping possession next to my pup.
I hate coffee but my lady loves it so this is a must. ‘ makes about 3 large cups or 4 old people cups, her words, in about 6 minutes. Really think we may need the case too as packing it back in the box and the size of the box is a bit large for 1 item in a truck packed with camping gear. The box is about 17′ x 13′ x 10’.
I brew strong coffee with more grounds than many people use. If i brew enough for two 16oz. Thermal mugs with other filters, the grounds overflow the top of the filter (standard brown paper ‘mr. Listed below is the best filter i’ve found for this machine:bunn a10 paper coffee filter for 8, 10 cup brewers and home models (available on amazon)this filter fits very nicely in the basket and comes to about 1/2’ below the top. As of the fourth of july 2014 weekend i tested the bunn a10 filter in this machine and found that it works fantastic. I was able to brew a full pot with the grounds staying low in the basket. No more overflowhappy camper here :).
For years i made coffee over the campfire, or on the camp stove. The coffee was ‘camp coffee’, grounds poured directly into the water and the grounds strained out. I considered it great coffee, but it was simply to strong for my wife and other guests. I switched to using a small 12v dc coffee pot that plugged into my truck’s cigarette lighter. It makes great coffee, and it’s convenient. Unfortunately, it only makes 2 cups, and takes 40 minutes. When i saw this coffee maker, i knew i had to give it a try. I received the unit yesterday and was so excited i had to make a pot first thing this morning. The unit is packed very nicely, and instructions are super simple. I found no fault with getting it up and running and brewing my first pot.
Blend my own blah, blah, blah. The lack of good coffee ( i could never make those stove top brewers or glass press things work without a mouthful of coffee grinds) on camping excursions always detracted from a wonderful activity otherwise. Now my early mornings in a remote campsite are perfect after waiting maybe 10 minuits to brew a perfect pot of coffee. My starter button has worked flawlessly so i don’t even need a lighter. I wouldhighly suggest adding the optional case. It holds the unit a propane canister, filters and a freezer bag of blended coffee.
My boyfriend and i are total coffee junkies. He’ll drink a couple of pots a day if left to his own devices. So it’s always a little frustrating to go on a camping trip and have to deal with a messy and inadequate camp percolator. (we are total car campers and freely admit it) this is just like your at home drip coffee maker, just with propane instead of electricity. A word to the wise though, make sure your unit lights right away or wait for any built up gas to dissipate before trying to hit the spark again. We had a couple of instances where the gas lit in a bit of a fireball and ended up popping out the little drain plug between the water reservoir and the tube that takes the water around the heater up to the coffee filter basket. This ended up with water backing up into the reservoir and not draining properly. The problem was fixed easy enough but meant that we had to wait for it to cool down a bit, empty the water, stick the plug back, and then start the whole process over again. Easy enough to use and clean. Love that we can just tip the filter basket into the garbage and give it a quick rinse. No more shaking, scraping, scrubbing, and endlessly rinsing the percolator. Overall we were very impressed. Lots of compliments from our campmates too.They all wished that they had their own.
Drip coffeemaker brews a full pot of coffee in just 15 minutes, powered by standard propane cylinder
Fourth camping season using this. Shutoff works fine if you are desperate to pour your cup before finished brewing. Of course takes longer to brew on windy days. Small piece in reservoir moves around but doesn’t affect use.
Great coffee maker for camping. Works well at all altitudes, tested to 10k. Durable construction and it travels well in our airstream. Cons:noisycarafe is not insulated so cools quicklylow setting is still very hot so it will cook the coffee in the carafe.
Thanks to this unit, i’ve gotten the best coffee at camp since i started drinking coffee. It is, of course, suitable for car-camping, my sister-in-law, who thinks that it’s only camping if you carried everything on your back (which i have done, btw) thinks this is incredibly decadent, i made italian roast in it multiple times over the course of president’s day weekend, and it performed like a trooper. I have one important caveat, however. The unit gets hot on the sides where the metal is bare silver. Someone put a plastic tote too close and it melted the tote. Aside from the fact that plastic will melt onto it, this is absolutely perfect for car camping, and i can’t see car camping without it.
I got the coffee pot it did not hit the steel pot that i wanted so i had to buy an extra pot to go with it had hard time getting hold of seller seller never returned an email or contacted me but to send it back would it cost me more than it’s worth.
We owned the other model that goes on a propane stove top for about 7 years. Had to replace it as little things were starting to break. I like this new one as it is self contained and i can make coffee away from the camper as i am always the first one up. I have to confirm with the other reviewer that the reservoir only holds 8. 5 cups, i filled the carafe to 1. 4 inch below the rim, and yes there is 1. 5 cups that can not fit into the reservoir; you can add that later during the brewing process. For all 10 cups it takes about 18 minutes to run through the cycle. Be aware that all the metal pieces (front and back) get skin burning hot, so you will have to be careful if you have little ones. Another thing i noticed, the manual says turn off the burner after the brewing process completes, but the regulator does have low, medium, and high positions; i plan to use the low setting to keep the coffee warm between cups, hopefully this will not shorten its life.
When the crew starts cooking the breakfast, one burner was usually taken for the coffee pot which robbed the cook of the needed burner. Just fill the reservoir with water, add a paper, or gold mesh filter to the canister add coffee, turn the regulator on, push the insta-start, and the maker starts brewing coffee. The stove can now be fully dedicated to cooking. There is a high, low, and medium heat setting. Pros: stand alone, slow brewed (strong, if wanted) coffee. Coleman has all the necessary replacement parts. Easy to store, just unscrew the regulator, snap it in the storage slot, and if a storage carrier, zip and carry. Cons: new from box, new propane cartridge, full water reservoir – takes 22 min.
Coleman’s proprietary InstaStart feature ensures match-free lighting, even in windy conditions
Great to know i will have fresh brewed coffee when the world ends dec 2012 i purchased an adapter hose so i can run the coleman coffee maker on my 5 gal lg tank its a little slow as others have commented but the coffe is rich and robust and taste much better than on my electric pot that brews much faster. Great product especially when the electricity is out.
No problem with the reservoir being too small, that is people who think the carafe should be full. Makes a great pot of coffee just like it is. Good ignitor on it, starts right up. One thing that may be an issue later on mine, first use it bubbled the pain off the side where the burner is. Seems like it is made out of alumunum so i’m not too worried about it.
15 minutes or less to brew, love that it brews like a regular coffee maker and makes many cups at one time. I always had problems working percolators for some reason. Plus, it frees up my regular burners to get on with making breakfast more easily. Well worth it for spoiled princess camping. Very happy camper after at least the first couple cups of coffee every morning. My camping kitchen is now the stopping grounds for many reluctant early risers at our group camp outs. So many happy faces after coffee with no grounds in it.
I will be seconding a lot of what you heard but backing it up with actual facts and measurements as well as photos. First off let me say in the woods when you have had poor sleep and/or you want your morning coffee something like this is a godsend. Keep in mind folks, you can have instant, go to the store or have none. Compared to the coleman version that you put on your own burner (model no. 2000015167) this is slower but its a metal carafe instead of glass and. Well, it doesn’t use your burner so you can get cooking faster. The other coffee maker, yes i tried one, was massive on my 3 burner camp stove so i couldn’t use it to cook anything while making coffee and had to drop the back and sides so it could fit. Facts:10 cups – wrong, try 7.
No more ground in my coffee and takes no more time than making it at home. I have coffee in 10-15 mins without haveing to start a camp fire nor pump up a stove. A push of the ignighter and its going. I have the stainless steal pot and would not have it any other way. The glass one would have been broken on my 1st trip to the back moutain country. I also use it on the road in my 18 wheeler, no need to pay truck stop prices to fill my two thermoses.
I’ve made one pot of coffee. The most notable thing was that when the reservoir is filled to the tippy top we got seven 6 oz. The product description claimed 10 cups. The only way to get 10 cups of any reasonable size would be to add more water during the brew cycle. That’s not a huge inconvenience but it was certainly unexpected. Other than that shortcoming, it performed as advertised. I like that it’s self-contained as opposed to the stovetop model that we’re replacing. The built-in igniter is very cool. We got the uninsulated stainless carafe because glass is risky while camping.
For our type of camping trips (primitive, no electricity)this coffeemaker is almost perfect. Lights easily and seems to make a pot much quicker than the 15 minutes stated in the ad i read. The stainless steel did discolor the first time it was used(around the burner area only). It is quite bulky so we put it in a plastic tote with our backup grill. Overall after an 8 day camping trip we are very pleased with this coffeemaker.
PerfectFlow regulator provides consistent performance by producing steady fuel stream; carafe and filter are dishwasher safe
Hands down the best portable coffee maker out there. We researched and read tons of reveiws before we settle on this model. Pro’s and con’s of having the glass pot over the glass pot. Decided against the 12volt models due to wait time during brewing. Who wants to wait 1 hour for a morning cup of coffee?. Some thing like 8 minutes for each pot. Let be honest, when you have 8 people waiting on a cup of morning go-go juice you want it now. . Advise the steel pot over the glass for camping. Things due tend to bounce around and the steel pot holds up well.
The thing makes good coffee after you figure it out. A little kid could explain it betterfirst off, there is a small plastic piece that must be attached to the underside of the area behind the pot. This will make a huge mess and no coffee if you do not install it.The hot water will overflow the filter basket and soak inside your machine and all over whatever is under it. Secondly, the propane cartridge does not install inside the unit as it should. There is a long metal piece that you have to screw in and somehow balance on the table, th other end of which connects to the small propane tank. It works, but it’s very clunkyalso, it’s not the fastest pot in the west. No prob for me, since i bring it into the tent with me and the extra heat warms things up a bit.
My quest for a perfect cup of coffee on a camping trip has been ended. I tried the coleman propane coffee maker and it is very easy to operate. You connect the disposable propane tank to the coffee maker and add water and coffee. The coleman coffeemaker works just like a drip coffee maker which brews 10 cups in about 18 minutes. The carafe is stainless and won’t break. I tried the coffee maker on a camping trip when it was about 22 degrees outside. Ufortunately while it the carafe won’t break it does not keep the coffee warm for long after you turn of the coffeemaker. A few of the issues i had happened when i removed the carafe from the coffeemaker. Thee lever to stop the coffee from pouring out fell out. Another issue is when the push-button igniter is wet it won’t light the burner.
Before we bought this we were using an old percolator on a camp stove. The coffee never seemed to come out right. Not so with this coffee maker. It’s incredibly easy to set up, clean, and take down.(i recommend buying the associated case. ) it does take a while to brew (about 18-20 minutes) so you’ll want to start it first thing and then make breakfast. Other than slow brewing it’s absolutely perfect. I love it and won’t be making coffee any other way when out camping.
I have now both of coleman’s coffee makers – the stove-top and the stand-alone propane coffee maker. Hands-down, the stand-along propane coffee maker is not only faster but brews a great cup of coffee. It took a few times to figure out how to best brew the coffee. I found running the coffeemaker on ‘medium’ was the best – allowing the water enough time to brew through without overflowing the grounds. The few couple of times i used it on ‘high’ and the water went through way too quickly, but ‘medium’ works great. I also purchased an insulated carafe after the coffee was brewed. This worked out great as the coffee that stays in the stainless steel carafe cools too quickly. I also purchased the carrying case for this coffeemaker – there is lots of extra room for filers and ground coffee for at least a week (of about 2 pots/day). I don’t know how i camped without this before.The only thing i wished coleman would make with this is an insulated carafe to go with this or a way to keep the coffee on ‘low’ or ‘warm’ while we drink it all down.
Pros: pretty compact; sludge-free coffee; easy set-up; easy clean-upcons: no thermal carafei bought this a week before setting off for a week in yosemite. Next to a tent and sleeping bag, this was the best piece of gear in our campsite. This propane-powered coffeemaker makes 10 cups of sludge-free coffee in about 15-20 minutes. I used the standard 8-12 cup paper basket filter and had no overflow issues using 8 scoops of coffee. One thing i learned right away was to fill the carafe to just below the rim, pour as much into the reservoir as possible, and pour the rest into a cup before brewing. Then, as space permits in the reservoir, add the remaining water to get a nearly full carafe of coffee. If you don’t follow these steps, you’ll end up with about 2/3’s of a carafe. Also, if the temps are even mildly cool, the coffee will get cold quickly due to a lack of a thermal carafe. The get-around to that is to bring along a separate thermal carafe. Maybe coleman will fix that small issue in the near future (hint, hint).
Runs for 4.4 hours on one propane cylinder; ten-cup total capacity and 9.5-pound weight
Two or three days of rain heavy, tropical downpours and worked like a champ each day despite being left in the rain. If you pull a trailer or car camp, this makes the best coffee. The propane tank lasts a long time we made two or three pots of coffee everyday for 5 days and didn’t change the tank. Seems durable and well made.
Coffee and filters can be stowed in carrying case. Three important items not included: measuring spoon, number of cups indication on carafe, and either thermal carafe or ability to keep flame on once coffee is brewed. Coffee gets cold quickly in metal carafe.
I bought this as a gift for the sister and brother in laws camp inventory. Every year they go as often as they can, and every year they use this often.
Ya, its about as fast as a mr. Coffee (kind of slow), we used ours in 75 degree weather. This coffee maker is a bit larger than i expected and takes up a bit more room in our trailer, but, with as good as that coffee is i’ll put up with it. It does get hot when perking, very hot, i would be leary of using it on a formica or plastic type surface. The metal carafe is a bit thin and not insulated, the coffee cools quickly when the maker is shut off. There is a low setting on the propane valve but i have not used it, the instructions say to turn it off when done perking.
This is my favorite piece of camping gear. It works identically to a home coffee maker with the exception of the propane canister. Once that is installed, you simply fire it up with water and grinds and relax for a few minutes. So much easier/cleaner than the old coffee pot on the campfire routine. My wife keeps this in our emergency closet outside of camping season. At least we’ll be drinking hot coffee when a storm knocks the power out.
This is a great product with one flaw that others have mentioned. The fill compartment doesn’t hold the entire pot when filled with water. I took another user’s suggestion and filled the pot, dumped it in the maker, and poored the leftover water into a cup. Once the brewing makes enough space for the cup of water i poor that into the maker.
This is my first camp coffee maker. Prior to this, i would take an old mr coffee, go to the showers, and plug it in. We used this one for only one week, but often made more than one pot per morning. I used 8 o’clock columbian ground coffee, my standard. As to quality of the brew, i think it makes better coffee than our cuisinart at home. It certainly comes out hotter, also. We experienced a range of temperatures, and the hotter the weather, the quicker it brewed. This is probably because of higher pressures in the propane tank, so it may be slow during cool or cold weather. As it was, we could make a pot in from ten to fifteen minutes.
What a hero i was in camp (at least in the mornings) for bringing my coleman coffeemaker along. This rig works great and makes excellent coffee in about 8 to 10 minutes. It uses very, very little gas to make a pot of coffee and it’s almost as if you’re at home with your everyday coffeemaker. I love it and would have given it a 5th star if it had some sort of ‘finished brewing’ indicator either audible or visual. With that in mind, make sure you read the directions, then you need to put someone on the ‘coffee watch’ because the gas must be turned off right after the coffee is finished brewing or you’ll burn your coffeemaker up. The gas/flame does not shut itself off. Outside of that small flaw this coffeemaker is just outstanding. The metal carafe is the only one to go with, you’re going camping for crying loud, things get banged around so get the stainless steel carafeif you get the handy carrying bag (sold separately but don’t know why) that’s also available here on amazon, you’ll have just what you need to carry the coffeemaker, filters, coffee, and gas can all in one bag. Just make sure you keep an eye on it until it’s finished brewing into the pot and then shut the gas off.