10 Best Coffee Makers for RVs & Boats

Coffee makers come in every shape, size, weight, color and even complexity. But finding the best coffee makers to fit the RV lifestyle can be a bit challenging because of space and weight restraints onboard. So, after a bit of research, we found which coffee makers and brew stations measure up for RV living, camping and live-aboard boats to deliver the best tasting coffee!

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“A day without coffee is a day without sunshine! And, we all need sunshine!”

For us hard core coffee drinkers or coffee snobs, we know that magic java is the life blood that gets our motors running each morning.

Whether we’re on the low road or the high seas, hooked up to electricity or camping off grid, sometimes finding the right method to brew coffee becomes a challenge.

Our RVs and boats take a beating as does everything inside; including our coffee brewers! But also, we must contend with space and weight which makes the challenge even more so a burden.

Now, to be quite honest, we’ve gone through several different coffee makers before finding the best one that fits in our RV as well as our lifestyle.

So, pour yourself a cup of your favorite blend and let’s check out these coffee makers for RVs and yachts.

10 Best Coffee Makers for RV & Boat Living

Before we talk about coffee makers and brew stations, let’s first, start with the obvious! If the water you use in making your coffee tastes like crap, no amount of scoops of your favorite beans and blend is going to make your coffee taste any better!

Good tasting water is what it’s all about when using any coffee maker. And trust me, after tasting marina or campground water from all over the U.S., you’ll totally get what I’m saying.

This is precisely why we and so many other RVers use a Berkey Water Filter. Let’s just say, now our cup of Joe tastes like a sweet dream! No more chemical taste that curls your tongue or lips! Even better, Berkey filtered water is so much healthier for us and our pets! 

✰ READ MORE ✰  Why You NEED a Berkey in Your RV or Boat!

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Electric Coffee Makers for RVs & Boats

When you RV or boat has electricity

Electric Coffee Brew

Krups Simply Brew Coffee Maker

KRUPS Simply Brew Compact Filter Drip Coffee Maker for RV

The Krups Simply Brew coffee maker is designed to make your morning wakeup routine a breeze. It features an easy-to-fill water tank and a sturdy 5-cup glass coffee pot with a no-drip spout that saves every drop for your cup.

The pause and serve system allows you to pour a hot cup of coffee while brewing, without making a mess. The coffee maker also has an automatic warming function that keeps your coffee warm after brewing.

And, its’ attractive, stainless-steel design will seamlessly fit in your RV kitchen, boat galley, cottage or cabin! Top operate this coffeemaker, you do need to run off AC power.

Scoop Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Scoop Single-Serve Coffee Maker

The Scoop Single-Serve Coffee Maker goes where no coffee maker has goes where your RV or boat goes!  It brews hotter, faster and has better-tasting coffee than most gourmet coffee maker machines out there.

And, its benefits don’t stop there. This cute little portable coffee maker utilizes the simplicity of ground coffee and brews a customizable cup quickly.

It can brew an 8 oz. cup in less than 90 seconds or a 14 oz. travel mug in less time that it takes you to brush your teeth!

FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker for RV or Boat

Make a personal cup of coffee with the FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker and enjoy the added flexibility of brewing freshly ground coffee and single-serve packs.

With just the lowering of the lid and the press of a button, you can have a single cup of hot coffee, brewed from a K-Cup* pack or your own grounds.

This single-serve coffee maker lets you brew up to 10 oz. or up to a 14 oz. travel mug. You can also choose between regular or bold brew strength.

A removable cup rest doubles as a storage container to hold the brew basket or single-serve pack holder when not in use.

Cuisinart 4-Cup Electric Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe

Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffee Maker for RVs and boats

Making smaller amounts of fresh and flavorful coffee is simple with a Cuisinart 4-cup electric coffee maker with stainless steel carafe.

Its’ compact coffee brewing design is small enough to use for a small home, RV, boat, cabin or cottage, without sacrificing flavor or electric coffee maker features.

You can even pour a cup of fresh brewed coffee before the brewing cycle has finished. The automatic shutoff so you never have to worry about leaving your kitchen or galley in a hurry.

Oh, and it’s small footprint takes up less counter space. And, being it has the stainless steel carafe, no worrying about breakage on those bumpy roads or waves which makes it perfect for RVs and boats.

Keurig Mini Single Serve Coffee Brewer

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker for RV and Boat

The Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee brewer features a simple sleek design with matte finish, and at less than 5 inches wide is the perfect size for any space or occasion.

The K-Mini brewer is effortlessly simple to use. Just add fresh water to the reservoir, pop in your favorite K-Cup pod, and press the brew button.

You can choose from hundreds of delicious K-Cup pod varieties to enjoy 6-12 ounces of your favorite coffee, tea, cocoa, and iced beverages.

With a single cup reservoir and cord storage, the K-Mini coffee maker is the portable brewer that makes it a perfect fit for RVs and campers. The K-Mini coffee brewer is available in a variety of matte-finish colors.

 PRO TIP ✰ RVing and Sailing can get a little rough out there! We know all too well that ceramic and glass coffee mugs end up getting chipped or broken. So, we’ve found the best unbreakable coffee mugs out there that will keep your coffee and tea hot for long awhile! They’re also perfect to hook onto your backpack or take with you on any trip! Check ’em out!

Pour Over Coffee Drippers

Coffee Makers for RV, camping or off shore boating

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Bean Envy Pour Over Coffee Dripper

Bean Envy Pour Over Coffee Dripper Coffee Brewer

The Bean Envy Pour Over coffee dripper is perfect for the coffee connoisseur that appreciates richer, bolder flavors. But also, the unique enjoyment that comes with hand-crafting a perfect cup of joe.

The simple-to-use stand-alone drip coffee cone will make you feel like a barista and impress your guests or simply enjoy every morning.

And, because it uses no coffee filters that strip flavor, there’s no extra waste. This pour over coffee brewer ensures the robust flavors end up on your tongue and not in the trash can.

Kuissential Slick Drip Collapsible Coffee Dripper

Kuissential Slick Drip Collapsible Coffee Dripper

Are you having trouble getting a delicious, flavorful brew with your countertop coffee maker? Need something portable for your RV, boat or even your outdoor adventures?

Or, are you just tired of having to make a whole pot of coffee when all you want is one cup?

Those days are over thanks to the Kuissential SlickDrip collapsible, reusable silicone coffee dripper. Simply place the coffee dripper over your mug, set the paper filter inside, add coffee and boiling water, and your java fix will be satisfied within minutes.

Oh, and it’s FDA food-safe silicone design lasts much longer than more expensive acrylic, glass and ceramic dropper design coffee makers.

Also, unlike cheaper plastic drippers and counter-top coffee machines, silicone does not pass any odors or flavor into your coffee.

And, as you see, because of it’s collapsible compact design, you can fit this coffee dripper in your backpack, boat bag or camp box!

Espresso Coffee Makers for RVs & Boats

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AeroPress Coffee Press and Espresso Coffee Maker

AeroPress Coffee Press and Espresso Coffee Makers for RVs and boats

Good-bye French Press! Hello AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker! This cool coffee contraption avoids the bitterness and high acidity created by the long steep time required by the French press. 

This powerful coffee press makes up to 3 cups of American coffee per pressing in about a minute.

Unlike a French press, it can also brew espresso style coffee for use in lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso based drinks.

This little espresso coffee maker is perfect for any size kitchen. It’s super lightweight and compact, portable and durable, making it also ideal for RV living, camping, backpacking, and boating! It’s compact enough that you can even pack this little coffee brewer in your camp box, backpack, or suitcase!

Italian Moka Pot Espresso Coffee Maker

Coffee Makers for RV - Italian Moka Pot Espresso Coffee Maker

Nothing beats a classic Italian Moka Pot notorious for making the best traditional espresso quick and easy. It has a durable cast aluminum body with pressure valve for higher caffeine extraction and flavor.

And, depending on bean variety and grind selection, this espresso maker can create foam emulsion or crema. It also has a heat resistant handle and lid knob for safe pouring.

This little unbreakable coffee brewer of a gem can be used on gas or ceramic stove tops. It allows you to create and enjoy the best tasting coffee with utmost ease.

It’s classic Italian style design ensures even heat distribution for rich, velvety coffee flavor and aroma. This espresso coffee maker brew capacity is of five and one half 2 ounce European espresso cups or two 5 ounce Americano style cups.


Coffee Makers for RV, camping or off shore boating

Sterling Pro Stainless French Press

Coffee Makers for RV - Sterling Pro French Press

Of all the coffee makers we’ve tried, the Sterling Pro French Press is our #1 pick for coffee makers for RVs and boats! Why? Because for one, we don’t need electricity to make coffee which is perfect for when we go boondocking off grid.

But also, the stainless steel French Press coffee maker’s unique two screens system is the first of its kind on the coffee press market. 

The first screen brushes the wall evenly and tightly; the second screen catches any tiny grounds that may have passed through the first screen. This leaves your coffee 100% free of grounds! Because seriously, who wants to be sipping coffee grounds as the first taste in the morning?

The best part about this double wall stainless-steel design over glass French Press coffee pots is that the stainless steel pot will keep your coffee hotter longer. And, there’s no worry about breakage driving down the rough roads or sailing through choppy seas.

 PRO TIP ✰ If you love French Press coffee but hate cleaning out the coffee grounds, we highly recommend using disposable coffee filter brew bags! We’ve been using these in our RV for over 6 years and absolutely love them!

✰ READ MORE ✰  How to Make the BEST French Press Coffee

Wrapping up Coffee Makers for RV & Boat Living

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As you see, there’s several different types of coffee makers for RVs and boats. You can enjoy the same cup of coffee you get at home in your camper or yacht. All you have to do is decide which is best for your personal taste in coffee and how you want to brew it. Because we all know, coffee is king to starting our days on the road or the high seas!

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8 Replies to “10 Best Coffee Makers for RVs & Boats”

  1. I didn’t realize until this blog post just how many options there are for coffee! Haha! I love our pour over coffee maker but you’re right there are so many reasons for all the different kinds. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Nicole, it’s funny how many there are! We all just gotta find the one that suits each of our tastes. We used to be Keurig loyalists however, now, we can’t stand anything that’s not super rich and full bodied like that of a French press. We still have our pour over….somewhere in our RV LOL

    1. Hi Christina, WOW! I can’t imagine. The Doctor Lady told us we had to cut back on caffeine (YIKES!!!) to no more than 2 a day. And it has to be like a desert; frothy, creamy and sweet (we used stevia flavors). How about you?

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for reading. The nice thing about the Keurig is you can have a million different flavors to enjoy. What’s your favorite?

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