Best stainless steel coffee pot for camping in 2020 [+ how to make good coffee while camping]

Our roundup of the best stainless steel coffee pots for camping

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Using a stainless steel coffee pot for camping not only produces some of the tastiest coffee you’ll ever experience, but will also last you a life time.

Coffe pots made from other materials often leave you feeling disappointed.

Glass coffee pots have been known to crack under heat and aluminum ones add a bad flavor to your coffee over time.

So, stainless steel coffee pots FTW!

In a hurry? Here’s our top 3 picks for best stainless steel coffee pot for camping.

Snow Peak Ultra Heavy Duty Percolator

Best premium stainless steel camping coffee pot

  • 6-cup capacity
  • no additional filter needed
  • best with ground coarse beans

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Percolator Coffee Pot

Best budget stainless steel camping coffee pot

  • available in 3, 6, 9, 12 cup capacities
  • heat-resistant silicone handle stays cool
  • no additional filter needed

COLETTI Bozeman Stainless Steel Coffee Pot

Best mid-range stainless steel camping coffee pot

  • available in 9 or 12 cup capacity
  • wooden handle stays cool
  • no additional filter needed


How to make coffee with a stainless steel camping percolator

To make coffee in a percolator, simply add your coffee grounds to the basket and fill the percolator with water to just below the basket insert. Next, you want to heat the percolator as high and quickly as possible, reducing heat when it begins to percolate.

How long do you percolate camp coffee?

Once the coffee begins to boil, you’ll notice the water begin to percolate to the top. You can see when it begins to percolate through the glass knob on the top of the percolator. Once it reaches this point, you want to leave it on a low heat/rolling boil for anywhere between 5-15 minutes.

Do you need a coffee filter for a percolator?

Mostly, no. A percolator comes with a basket that you use to put your ground coffee in. However, if you like to use finely ground coffee, it can often escape the basket due to the holes being quite large. But if you use coarse ground coffee, no coffee filter is needed.

Best stainless steel coffee pot for camping

Snow Peak Ultra Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Percolator

stainless steel coffee pot for camping

A premium stainless steel coffee pot that will last you a camping life time


  • 6-cup capacity
  • no additional filter needed
  • best with course ground beans

If you’re looking for a coffee pot that will last you a lifetime, you need the Snow Peak Ultra Heavy Duty Percolator.

Made from sturdy 0.7mm thick, 18-8 stainless steel, it can take knocks, drops and any other camping accidents you can imagine.

No additional filter is needed to use the Snow Peak as there is a stainless steel filter within the percolator itself.

So all you need to do to get your morning cup of java is fill the filter with your coffee of choice (coarse ground please!), fill the body with water and place on your stove/campfire. Now, sit back, relax and smell the coffee.

Once your coffee is ready, the true quality of this percolator will shine through. It will brew your coffee better than whatever machine you use for ease at home.

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Percolator Coffee Pot

Best budget stainless steel coffee pot for camping


  • available in 3, 6, 9, 12 cup capacities
  • heat-resistant silicone handle stays cool
  • no additional filter needed

The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Percolator Coffee Pot is great if you’re looking for a stainless steel coffee pot on a budget.

Despite its low price, its stainless steel build ensures it will last you for many, many years of camping.

The basket inside of the percolator that stores your coffee grounds also has a lid to prevent any coffee grounds from escaping into your coffee. A major thumbs up from us.

A major factor with percolators are there ease of cleaning. Or should we say how difficult they are to clean.

The GSI Outdoors percolator however, can be taken apart and placed in your dishwasher. The lid doesn’t come off, but does flip 180 degrees so you can lay it flat on your dish rack.

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COLETTI Bozeman Stainless Steel Camping Coffee Pot

Best quality and price


  • available in 9 or 12 cup capacity
  • wooden handle stays cool
  • no additional filter needed

The Coletti Bozeman stainless steel coffee pot actually costs the same price as the Coleman percolator, and is far, far superior in every way. Plus, it looks a lot nicer…that matters right?

Unlike most other percolators, the Coletti Bozeman actually comes supplied with filters. Which, while not needed, if you like or own fine ground coffee will help in preventing the coffee from falling through the percolator basket.

Another great feature of the Bozeman is that besides the wooden handle and glass knob its ALL made from stainless steel. Something even the Snow Peak can’t say.

The coffee pot is also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

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Recommended accessories

JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder

The JavaPresse manual coffee grinder is your perfect camping coffee companion. It features a built-in adjustable grind selector, allowing you to choose between 18 settings of coarseness.

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Gentlemen’s Hardware Camping Enamel Travel Mug

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GSI Outdoors Rugged Glacier Stainless Steel Mug & Pan

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Jetboil MiniMo Camping and Backpacking Stove Cooking System

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nutpods Dairy-Free Liquid Coffee Creamer 

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