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The Best RV Coffee Maker for You – That’s Actually Good.

As coffee lovers who spend time in the RV kitchen, we understand that getting the best coffee maker is an important decision.

There are so many additional considerations to factor in.

Will it fit in my RV countertop? Will it easily break? Will it even taste good?

Tell you what, spare a few minutes with us, and we’ll help you find THE RV coffee maker for you by the end of this article.

The 7 Best Rated RV Coffee Makers Out There

You’re probably tired of seeing these RV coffee maker brands repeatedly in online reviews, and you’re starting to wonder how true the claims are.

But after you check out our product reviews, some of these coffee machine brands do prove to be part of the best coffee makers, and they deserve a spot on this list.

Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker (Best Overall; and Best 12-Cup and Drip Coffee Maker| $$)

Cuisinart DCC-1100BKP1 Coffeemaker, 12-Cup, Black

Cuisinart 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

  • Good coffee quality
  • Easy to use
  • Can brew multiple cups in one go

Who should buy this? Big families or friend groups traveling together are coffee lovers. It would be a hassle to wait for a single-serve coffee maker to make cups for ALL of you.

This brand has been a competent player in the coffee maker market, and it’s understandable why people have been trusting Cuisinart for a long time.

We’ve chosen this as the best 12-cup machine because of its proven longevity and quality despite a higher than average price value (though still affordable).

This is comparing it to more affordable ones that break down after a couple of months.

The Best Benefits

We have handpicked our favorite RV-specific benefits that come with this coffee machine!

  • The Taste Is Actually Amazing
  • What a relief, right? There’s nothing more disappointing than having a fancy coffee machine, only to have the coffee taste like toilet water.
  • One advantage of trusting a known coffee maker brand is being confident that they know what they’re doing!
  • Very Easy and Straightforward to Use
  • The automatic programmable buttons are a big bonus, especially for RV owners who are always on the go and don’t have the time to stare at the dripping coffee.
  • Just a couple of clicks, and this machine can brew coffee quickly and even self-clean.
  • This demo video from Cuisinart should give you an idea of how it generally works!
  • Enjoy Multiple Cups for a Short Time
  • If you’re a family or a group of friends who are coffee lovers, you’ll for sure appreciate how quickly this coffee maker can serve all of you in one go.
  • And let’s say you can’t wait for it to finish brewing all cups. The brewing process pauses for you once you lift the carafe. Shh!
  • Save on Disposable Filters with a Reusable Coffee Filter
  • Though you can also use paper filters, the reusable option is great news for our environment.
  • They’re easy to hand wash but are also dishwasher safe. No hassle; that’s essential for the RV life, right?
  • Drink Your Coffee Hot!
  • With a warming plate and overall good temperature control, this machine might make you realize that you’ve been drinking cold coffee all along. There’s no going back!

The Not-so-Good Points

As much as we want to give this coffee machine all-praise, some features might not work for RV owners.

  • Not the Most RV-friendly
  • Since it comes with a glass carafe, it’s not the safest to leave it on the countertop. If you don’t mind the extra work, you can work with industrial velcros or rubber feet. We have a whole section talking about this below!
  • But Cuisinart’s carafes come in similar sizing, which helps with compatibility. You can switch to a stainless steel one from the brand to solve this problem.
  • Speaking of the Carafe… It Has Some Issues
  • The coffee machine in itself is GREAT. It’s just that the carafe seems to have some leaking problems, it’s not the smoothest to put back or remove from the machine, and the design just isn’t the best overall. It’s okay but could be improved.
  • For coffee pots substitutes, there are better options.

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Good coffee quality
  • Easy to use
  • Can brew multiple cups in one go
  • Uses a reusable coffee filter
  • Can preserve the hot temperature of the coffee


  • The glass carafe it comes with isn’t the best travel option
  • The features of the carafe itself need some improvements
Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, With Iced Coffee Capability, Brushed Silver

Keurig®K-Elite® Single Serve Coffee Maker

  • Uses coffee capsules, fewer coffee grounds mess
  • You can brew different cup sizes

Who should buy this? Those looking for a one-cup coffee maker that’s convenient and easy to use. No mess, no fuss – the machine does it all for you.

If you do want a high-performing coffee maker and have the budget to spare, the Keurig might be it.

The more modern single-serve coffee machines offer the k-cup design, which conveniently packs the ground coffee into coffee pods that you simply pop into your coffee maker.

And Keurig is a brand that has been playing well in this coffee pods game for a while. It’s worth checking this one out.

The Best Benefits

Check and see if k cups will be your next RV coffee maker slash best friend. You might not turn back from this!

  • No Coffee Grounds Mess
  • You don’t have to scoop the ground coffee yourself. They’re already pre-packed with the right amount and flavors recommended by the manufacturer – a.k.a. Keurig.
  • Enjoy Your Cup of Coffee in Different Sizes
  • Old school coffee makers don’t let you choose cup sizes. This one does from 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz. It’s so much easier to be your own RV barista, right?
  • A Coffee Maker That Makes Iced Coffee? Whaaaaat?
  • You read that right! Some of us enjoy iced coffee no matter the weather, and a machine that instantly does that is really cool (no pun intended).
  • Refill Water Easily – and Safer
  • A common complaint about most coffee makers is the attached water tank.
  • You have to be careful while pouring or bring the entire machine to where your water is. Whatever the setup is, it could be improved.
  • This one is the improvement. It comes with a removable water reservoir, which you can just detach, refill, and put back. Eliminates electrical hazards!
  • Finally, a Removable Drip Tray
  • Seriously, what’s the point of a drip tray if you can’t wash it?
  • For RV coffee makers, the easier it is to clean up, the better. And this removable drip tray invention is a good idea.
  • Brews Good Coffee – Fast
  • Okay! There’s a huge difference between bold coffee and just bad bitter coffee.
  • A machine that can help you with the former is a big YES. (In case the message didn’t get across, this Keurig is a yes for this category.)
  • Even if it’s a one-cup machine, the brewing cycle is FAST. It finishes one pod in a minute.
  • Use It as a Water Dispenser Too!
  • It’s not just a coffee maker! You can also use it to get hot water for your tea, oatmeal, or anything like that.

The Not-so-Good Points

That list of benefits seemed endless. But unfortunately, nothing in this world is perfect.

  • Expensive
  • We said it’s a good coffee maker, but of course, it comes at a price—a higher one – literally.
  • It’s cost-efficient long-term, though, as compared to switching from one coffee maker to another monthly.
  • Coffee Pods Are Disposable
  • Let us lay it out: If you drink coffee every day, that means you throw away at least one coffee capsule per day.
  • Then if you’re five coffee drinkers on a one-week trip, you’re throwing away 35 k cupsYikes, our poor environment.
  • Has Some Breaker Issues
  • Maybe because it has advanced functions that require higher power than a mini coffee maker, there have been complaints that it trips breakers.
  • For RV coffee makers, this isn’t the best news. Make sure that your RV has the voltage capacity unless you’re willing to sacrifice running on no power for a cup of coffee (but please don’t.)

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Uses coffee capsules, fewer coffee grounds mess
  • You can brew different cup sizes
  • Makes iced coffee
  • Removable water tank and drip tray – easier to clean!
  • Good quality coffee in a minute or less
  • You can use it as a hot water dispenser too. Great for RV trips.


  • Expensive
  • Disposable coffee capsules aren’t the most environmentally friendly
  • Has a history of tripping breakers

Hario V60 Ceramic Pour Over Kit (Best Budget; Best Manual Pour Over | $$)

Hario V60 Pour Over Starter Set with Dripper, Glass Server Scoop and Filters, Size 02, Red

Hario V60 Ceramic Pour Over Kit (Best Budget; Best Manual Pour Over | $$)

  • Portable and easy to bring
  • Extracting coffee directly from the grounds equals good coffee Affordable

Who should buy this? Those who enjoy the slow coffee process manually want to get the best taste out of their coffee grounds.

To be really, really honest, expensive machines and coffee makers don’t necessarily beat the classic drip and pour-over coffee.

Just thinking about it now is making us crave that aroma and taste!

Some coffee makers tend to have the problem of under or over-extracting coffee. Doing it manually gives us more control and helps us enjoy the fresh coffee grounds directly.

The Best Benefits

This is especially for those who no longer want to deal with the stress of weighing the pros and cons of each coffee maker. And the manual process is, in fact, therapeutic.

  • Less to No Hassle
  • This is so straightforward to use because it’s foolproof. You only have to be extra secure with the glass decanter, and the rest are easy to store, wash, and pack.
  • If you don’t like to bring the glass pot, you can replace it with a stainless steel pot or even use tumblers or mugs. You just really need a container for the coffee to drip into.
  • Delicious, Delicious, Delicious Coffee
  • Pour-over and drip coffee fans will agree with us when we say that your beans’ aroma comes out best with this method.
  • Don’t believe us? Check out this quick read about pour-over coffee.
  • Reasonable Price! Really!
  • Though Hario can be a more expensive brand, the quality is guaranteed. Plus, considering how you get a kit, it’s not even that expensive.
  • Unlike other expensive machines, it’s already a good deal considering it produces SIMILAR (if not BETTER) coffee.

To add to this brand, we also think the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Pot is the best coffee pot you can consider.

This video will give you more ideas of how it works!

The Not-so-Good Points

Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love the Hario V60, but you might need to take note of some things.

  • Disposable Coffee Filters
  • If you’re not a fan of throwing away paper filters, you’ll feel constant guilt and regret as you use this kit.
  • But! You can consider their cloth coffee filters for a reusable option. Hario has your back!
  • You’ll Need Other Stuff – Like Kettles and All
  • One hassle point of pour-overs is that it needs a lot of items.
  • Most ELECTRIC coffee makers have built-in water reservoirs, places to store your coffee grounds, buttons to press – the machine basically has it all.
  • With this, you’ll need to boil water on your ownhave a separate gooseneck kettle, and bring all these items separately.
  • If you’re not all about that, it can feel like a big hassle.

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Portable and easy to bring
  • Extracting coffee directly from the grounds equals good coffee
  • Affordable


  • Disposable coffee filters – again, not the most environmentally friendly
  • You need a lot of extra parts to make the coffee (unlike a machine that already carries all features)

Are There Any Alternatives?

There are electrical pour-over coffee machines that might slightly solve this problem.

Although frankly, a lot of them are expensive and bulky for a counter RV coffee maker. You can achieve similar results with drip coffee makers for less than the price.

But hey, if you’re interested, we’re leaving no one behind.

Here’s a quick rundown of the most known electrical pour-over coffee machines you can find in the market:

OXO Coffeemaker

  • It comes with a stainless steel carafe, which helps with keeping your coffee warm for a longer period.
  • Basically replicates the manual pour-over method, but with an automatic system.
  • Can produce 9 cups of coffee. This is a slight edge against the manual ones since the machine does the work for you.

Technivorm Moccamaster

Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz, Polished Silver
  • A premium level up for the pour-over game. The machine is made with good quality materials and does really look sleek and versatile.
  • Can brew until 40 oz. of coffee in one go! Everyone can get their caffeine fix.
  • EXPENSIVE. The most expensive coffee maker on this ENTIRE list.

Bonavita 8-Cup One-Touch Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer

Bonavita 5-Cup One-Touch Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel
  • 8 cups in 6 minutes. Not bad at all!
  • It also has a thermal stainless steel carafe that’s double-walled. Hooray for those who enjoy their coffee warm!
  • It’s cheaper than the Moccamaster, but still quite expensive.
Hamilton Beach Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker, Fast Brewing, Stainless Steel (49981A)

Hamilton Beach Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker (Best Single-Serve for RV | $$)

  • Smaller in size, so it saves on counter space
  • It’s cheaper per cup
  • Travel-friendly

Who should buy this? Solo travelers who want a good and strong cup of coffee instantly. Or if you’re the only coffee drinker in the group!

Notice we specified “for RV.”

We do think there are other good single-serve coffee makers (we’ll get to those later), but it’s hard to deny that the components of the Hamilton Beach Scoop are travel-friendly.

The Best Benefits

If you feel like the Cuisinart 12-Cup one seems to fit better at home, then the Hamilton option might satisfy you more as a specific RV coffee maker.

  • Save Counter Space
  • Since it’s for single-serve coffee, the coffee maker fits into your RV kitchen corners as it can afford to run smaller in size.
  • It definitely passes as a cabinet RV coffee maker.
  • Each Cup Costs Less
  • All you need are coffee grounds to put into the steel mesh filter that comes with it, and that’s it. No additional paper filters, no K-Cups. This will save you a lot of money.
  • Overall, It’s Really Travel Friendly
  • Since it’s mostly made of stainless steel, it does have a durable quality as opposed to commonly used plastic and glass materials.
  • You can use your own travel-friendly mugs or tumblers in replacement of a risky glass carafe. One of its accessories is actually a thermal tumbler that can be a good substitute for glasses and mugs.

The Not-so-Good Points

Given the affordability, the unit does not come without problems. There have been a few complaints raised here and there!

  • It Gradually Deteriorates
  • While this may be subjective, there have been rampant claims that the quality decreases over time – both for the coffee quality and the machine performance.
  • But if you’re on a budget and in immediate need of a coffee maker, it might work.
  • Do You Really Like the No-Filter Thing?
  • Coffee filters are part of the brewing process for a reason. If you’re specifically a paper filter fan, you might not appreciate not having an option for it.
  • Not the Best Coffee Quality
  • Sadly, it won’t be the strongest, nor will it be the best tasting coffee of your life.
  • If you want the coffee shop type of coffee that an espresso machine produces, you can’t expect that in a small machine like this.
  • Incompatible Cup Sizes = Messy Messy
  • One common concern is how much the coffee splashes and creates a whole mess. Well, that’s one con for not having a complimentary carafe.
  • It’s not always convenient to find the right mug or tumbler size.

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Smaller in size, so it saves on counter space
  • It’s cheaper per cup
  • Travel-friendly


  • Not built to last a long time (gradually breaks down)
  • No filter
  • Coffee quality isn’t the best
  • It doesn’t come with a carafe and it’s difficult to find a compatible cup size for this one, which often leads to a lot of mess.
Coleman Camping Coffee Maker,Black

Coleman Camping Coffee Maker (Best Dry-Camping Drip Coffee Machine | $$)

  • Has the Pause N Serve feature
  • Uses a reusable coffee filter

Who should buy this? Campers who enjoy going off the grid but at the same time can’t function without a cup of coffee!

For dry camping or going off-grid, you don’t always have access to electricity or all the external resources.

The Coleman Camping Coffee Maker is specially designed to survive those instances. It’s actually a pretty cool innovation.

The Best Benefits

We’re impressed with the idea of a coffee maker that can survive the remote areas. If you’re that kind of camper, better thank Coleman for the consideration.

  • No Electricity, No Problem
  • Some of us prefer drip coffee machines over manual ones. But if electricity is not guaranteed, what now?
  • This one has a steel base that is compatible with most camp stoves. Just heat it, and you’ll ta-da! Coffee is served.
  • Serves 10-Cups in One Go!
  • Not only can you have a cup of coffee, but you’ll also be able to brew 10 cups for everyone. That’s a lot!
  • Impatient to Wait for Brewing Process? That’s Okay!
  • Just like the Cuisinart 12-cup drip coffee maker, it has a Pause N Serve feature that allows you to remove the coffee pot in the middle of the coffee brewing cycle, so you don’t have to wait forever for your coffee fix.

The Not-so-Good Points

Yes, it’s one of the few good dry-camping choices. But please still look out for these things:

  • Exposing to EXTREME Heat Can Be a Hazard
  • Although it’s burner-safe, anything exposed to a scorching fire has the potential to melt or become a fire hazard. Don’t be overconfident and leave it unattended!
  • Waiting Game for a Cup of Coffee
  • If you want instantly available coffee, this might test your patience a bit. Since it relies on a burner instead of electricity, expect it to take a while.
  • But to be fair, when you’re on a remote campsite, having good coffee is already a blessing no matter how long it takes.

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Doesn’t need electricity to function. You can use a stovetop.
  • Serves 10 cups in one brewing
  • Has the Pause N Serve feature
  • Uses a reusable coffee filter
  • Can preserve the hot temperature of the coffee


  • Extreme heat on stovetops can be dangerous
  • Not the fastest in terms of brewing
Secura French Press Coffee Maker, 304 Grade Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press with 2 Extra Screens, 34oz (1 Litre), Silver

Who should buy this? Those who just want a straightforward coffee maker and stick with the classic ones! And those who don’t need to serve coffee to many people.

If you don’t have the time to go through the stress of worrying about wires and outlets or thinking about how to not break your coffee maker – you won’t go wrong with this.

Plus, you’re sure that you can get a strong and good quality coffee from a simple french press.

I know what you’re thinking – but french presses are made of glass.

NOPE! NOT ALL French presses are made equal.

The Best Benefits

We do think that a french press, in general, is a good choice for travel. Here’s why:

  • Bring Everywhere – Heck, You Can Even Pack It in Your Bag!
  • When talking about a portable coffee maker, it can’t get any more portable than this. Literally, it’s just like bringing a bottle of water with you.
  • Good Coffee
  • Taste the quality of your coffee grounds upfront. Since this isn’t a machine or anything, you drink what you steep. Yum!
  • A bonus feature is a double filter, which makes sure that you drink your coffee smoothly.
  • With a normal press, some coffee grounds still manage to escape the filters and sneak into your coffee. But this solves that effectively!
  • No Machinery Break Downs
  • Coffee machines, like electrical appliances, tend to break down easily. But a french press? Unless you throw it across the room or get a defective unit, it’s a bit hard to break it apart.
  • If it does, it’s far cheaper than your average machine. The cost won’t be as painful! Since it’s non-machine, all parts of this french press are dishwasher safe.
  • Enjoy a HOT Cup of Coffee
  • Because of the stainless steel material, the heat won’t dissipate as easily as compared to glass. Though stainless has cons of its own, it’s a good friend in terms of temperature retention.
  • Makes Multiple Cups
  • Don’t be fooled!
  • Despite being a non-machine and a relatively small coffee maker, it produces many cups and comes in different sizes (12 oz, 17 oz, 34 oz, 50 oz).

The Not-so-Good Points

There are some things you might want to consider, though:

  • Stainless Isn’t Always Better Than Glass
  • Yes, stainless steel is not fragile and can maintain temperature.
  • But we’ll be honest – you can’t completely avoid the occasional metal taste or chipping of paint if you get a poorly produced product.
  • There’s a valid reason why french presses are mostly made with glass. But then again, glass is not always travel-friendly.
  • It’s Cheap, so There’s a Higher Chance of Flimsy Quality
  • Just to be clear, we did say that it won’t break down machine-wise. It’s true!
  • But since it’s a far cheaper choice, you’re also prone to receive defective products with flimsy parts.
  • There have been tons of reviews about faulty plungers, chipping paints, the parts falling apart. It helps to be smart about the warranty.

PERSONAL TIP: To avoid the paint chipping problem, go for the all stainless steel one instead of the ones with colored paints.

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Easy to bring
  • Good, straightforward coffee
  • It’s manual, so don’t worry about machine breakdowns
  • Thermal wall maintains temperature better
  • Make multiple cups


  • Stainless has some cons like the metal taste, chipping paints, etc.
  • Quality of the parts isn’t the best
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag - Quickly Makes Delicious Coffee Without Bitterness - 1 to 3 Cups Per Press

Who should buy this? Those who want to achieve more of the simple but espresso-like quality while outdoors without breaking the bank. Also, AeroPress is good for those who prefer a smoother coffee taste.

Going back to the topic of manual ways to brew coffee, the fairly new AeroPress can be your new favorite RV coffee maker onboard.

We really think it’s a game-changer.

The Best Benefits

It’s pretty similar to the Hario V60 Kit, only with an extra plunger feature that gives it more pressure.

And we do know that additional pressure in the brew cycle creates a whole different quality.

  • Cheaper Way to Achieve Close Espresso-Like Quality Coffee
  • Pour over and drip coffee makers tend to produce a more acidic and bitter taste since it’s directly brewing from the coffee grounds.
  • With a plunger and some filters, the extra process can extract a smoother taste and aroma. If this is your preference, you’ll love this!
  • NO installation process is needed.
  • Easiest to Bring With You Anywhere
  • A handful of RV coffee makers on this list are easy to bring, but this is by far the easiest.
  • All materials are made of durable plastic that is lightweight and compact. There is no need to worry about an extra RV coffee pot, counter space, or other additional concerns.
  • Just get a mug, pop in your grounds and the coffee filter that comes with the AeroPress, and press that thing!
  • No Cleaning Fuss
  • Just by looking at the compositions of the AeroPress parts, it’s so straightforward. It’s dishwasher safe (on the top shelf)
  • Even without a dishwasher, it’s still pretty easy to clean.
  • Drop It, Throw It
  • No, wait. What we mean is, it’s not going to break easily even if you drop or throw it. It’s durable plastic.

The Not-so-Good Points

But then again, it’s not for everyone. Some would still prefer the traditional french press or the classic drip coffee makers to brew coffee.

  • Needs Your Constant Attention
  • As it’s manual, it won’t work on its own. You need to do the process! You can’t leave it like automatic coffee makers to do other stuff and come back to a finished cup.
  • We Said “Espresso-Like Quality,” Not Espresso
  • Some common regrets we hear from AeroPress users is that it doesn’t produce cremait’s not espresso, blah blah blah.
  • Well, that’s because it’s not an espresso machine. It just replicates the quality. If you’re searching for actual coffee shop espresso shots, this isn’t it.
  • Slower Process = Fewer Cups Produced
  • The AeroPress falls under the “single-serve coffee makers” list. It slowly makes a cup of coffee at a time. Don’t expect it to perform as fast as electric coffee makers.

Our two cents, you can actually have the AeroPress as a backup coffee maker in case your main RV coffee maker gives up on you.

You can just keep it in your cabinet if you prefer your machine and pull it out for coffee emergencies.

Thank us later!

Summarized Pros and Cons:


  • Replicates espresso-like quality (but don’t expect actual espresso!)
  • Easy to bring
  • Easy to clean
  • Not easily breakable


  • Not automatic. You need to be attentive to it.
  • The process is slower.

Frequently Asked Questions

Even after reading through the best RV coffee makers in the market, you probably still have questions lingering somewhere in your mind.

We’re not giving up on those questions!

This section is here to help.

How to Keep RV Coffee Makers from Falling?

There are many creative ways to do this, depending on your willingness to go through the process.

Of course, some people just recommend putting things on the sink while the truck is moving. Straightforward and without cost!

But if you have electric ones, it MIGHT NOT be the safest option. Good thing there are handy tools now for these types of problems.

The simplest way is to buy industrial velcro or lock fasteners which you can use to mount heavy-duty items on surfaces and then pop them against a wall for extra protection.

Unless your coffee makers are gigantic and heavy, they should work on a normal coffee maker for RV trailers.

If you can get your hands on the clay-like museum putty, it’s a good way to secure things on a flat surface too. You can check out this video to see how it works.

Is It Better to Go Electric or Manual?

We know it’s confusing because many opinions vary.

But the best coffee maker for RV that will suit you, will depend on you.


Electric ones will save you some time and effort because they do the work for, you even for a huge batch.

But you will have to be more mindful of the power voltage capacity of your RV, be wary of the maintenance procedures, and expect technical failures along the way.


Manual ones are more affordable, and there are no electrical technicalities to stress about.

If you only need one cup of coffee at a time, this is okay. But if you’re serving large groups, you have to do ALL THE WORK.

Some enjoy the slow process, while some want it quick and easy and to have it ready first thing in the morning.

Rather than thinking about electric vs. manual, the better question is which one works for you?

Is It Safe to Have Coffee Machines on RVs?

Generally, yes.

Some RV vehicles have the power capacity to accommodate the voltage requirements of the electric coffee makers (which usually range from 110v to 220v).

If you’re unsure about your specific RV, best to ask your dealer first before proceeding with your purchase.

Some machines like the Keurig need high voltages that even home breakers can sometimes trip, while most coffee makers can function really well on low-powered RVs.

It really depends on your specific circumstances.

Don’t sacrifice your safety and electrical capacity for a fancy coffee maker.

You can always go for the manual ones, and you’ll still get good-tasting coffee!

So, Which Are the Best RV Coffee Makers?

Phew, it’s pretty tough to choose from that list.

We all have preferences and things to watch out for, so it’s hard to pinpoint which one is the perfect coffee maker.

So we’ll just tell you our criteria for choosing the best coffee makers (we’re pretty strict judges):

  1. How travel-friendly is it?
  2. How reasonable is the pricing?
  3. How is the coffee quality?

Team Manual RV Coffee Maker Champion: Hario V60 Ceramic Pour Over Kit (Best Budget)

How Travel Friendly Is It?

The materials are NOT FRAGILE. If you’re also worried about the glass coffee pot, you can replace it with a stainless steel container or directly put it over a mug.

You can choose to leave it permanently in your RV or bring it wherever you go.

As a coffee maker for RV, it’s helpful to know that.

How Reasonable Is the Pricing?

Again, if you compare it to the machines, it’s already very affordable and lasts you a long time.

There are lots of Hario knock-offs, which are a lot cheaper. Keep an eye out for that and stick to the original products from the manufacturer.

How Is the Coffee Quality?

In case we weren’t able to express it enough, the coffee quality and taste from pour-overs like this are just simply bold and divine.

Also, think of it as an in-between for single-serve coffee makers and those with multiple servings. You have wonderful control over how many cups you want to serve!

Runner Up: Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker (Best Value)

How Travel Friendly Is It?

It’s heavier and takes up more space than the Cuisinart one.

You should also consider that you’d be bringing the coffee capsules with you, or else you won’t be making any coffee.

But as it’s a single-serving coffee maker, it still fits in your countertop well. And those capsules aren’t that hard to bring anyway.

So yes, it’s still quite travel-friendly.

How Reasonable Is the Pricing?

We already determined that Keurig is more on the expensive end. But we have to say that it’s great for its value.

If you have the budget to spare on a more premium electric coffee maker, you may want to opt for the Keurig.

How Is the Coffee Quality?

Well, it is expensive for a reason.

The coffee quality is good, as the capsules already contain pre-made for you.

You can be assured that you have the right amount of ground coffee, water, and even sugar/creamer combination.

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How Travel Friendly Is It?

Well, it certainly still requires electricity and wiring.

However, the sizing of this unit makes it a good RV coffee maker with limited counter space. Another advantage is it makes multiple cups in one go, which is a HUGE BONUS for traveling in RV trailers.

If you’re worried about the glass carafe, you can always switch it up with a compatible RV coffee pot that’s STAINLESS and DURABLE. Cuisinart has an option for this too.

Additionally, the reusable coffee filter with leeway for paper filters is a big plus.

How Reasonable Is the Pricing?

One of the winning points of this unit is the pricing. It’s averagely priced for what it is and for the number of cups it can accommodate.

Keurig was actually a close competitor. But comparing their price points, it was far.

How Is the Coffee Quality?

And last but definitely not least, it also checked the most important consideration – THE ACTUAL COFFEE. Many who have used this were highly satisfied by the taste.

Whether you’re choosing this as a coffee maker for RV trailers or at home, it’s a good option.


Though there are pros and cons for each, your specific situation is still the final determinant of which one will pass as the best coffee maker for you.

You’re also free to assess the other items on the list, of course! All we want is for you to find the best one for you.

Besides, you can always come back to this article as you decide along the way. We’re not going anywhere!

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