All 12-volt coffee makers have a 12V DC plug that fits into a socket once described as the cigarette lighter on your RV’s dashboard. Every appliance will have its own pros and cons, and you will have to learn about them beforehand. We’ve rounded up coffee makers that are ideal for lone road warriors who simply can’t do without the 12-volt option.
Getting a hot cup of Joe on the go
Focusing on the end result here, we included not only coffee makers but also electric kettles and even battery-operated espresso machines. You could definitely use all of them in any vehicle – a pickup truck or even a car. They hold special value for RV’ers seeking a cup of coffee while boondocking without any shore power.
1. 12V Espresso Machine by FelizCoche
FelizCoche is a lesser known manufacturer that has entered the scene with a bang. Their 12-volt coffee maker has been designed to facilitate RV owners who are always on the go. It can make 2 cups of coffee at a time using power from the cigarette lighter socket.
The device also has up to three release holes for a pressure protection system. Two light indicators show help you determine whether power is on or off. Use ground coffee or ESE pods to make your hot cup of coffee.
2. 12-volt Quick Cup Coffee Maker by Road Pro
Road Pro is a renowned name, famous for making high quality of products for recreational vehicles such as motorhomes and caravans. The 12-volt Quick Cup Coffee Maker is no different, and it promises to brew 2 cups of coffee in less than 15 minutes. That’s impressive given it derives power from 12-volts only. The best part is that it brews straight into the stainless steel mug. It is easy to clean and highly durable.
3. Ultra Portable Coffee Maker by Walshen
The special design of this ultraportable coffee maker instantly draws your attention. What makes this coffee maker even more special is its use of water vapor extractive technique to extract as much essence of coffee to ensure you get to enjoy its natural flavor. The manufacturer took additional steps to ensure the coffee maker is easy to operate, to this end, the separate cups are easy to wash.
This device only makes enough coffee for one person. It’s now easier than ever to make your own cup of coffee on the go under 8 minutes or less.
4. 300 ml Stainless Steel Coffee Maker by Metermall
Convenience doesn’t begin to describe this coffee maker, and it gets the job done by borrowing from a 12-volt source such as the coffee maker. A high selling point is the stainless steel shell with a smooth, delicate luster that instantly inspires confidence. Should your road journey ever get a little ‘bouncy’, it won’t affect this highly durable electric coffee maker.
Furthermore, this coffee maker is easy to clean too. Just make sure to use a neutral detergent before use.
5. 1229 12V Coffee Maker by Schumacher
Schumacher doesn’t need an introduction because it has been in business for a long time. They are well known for highly durable, efficient, and practical home appliances. This electric coffee maker is no different. It is incredibly feature-rich, with the capacity to brew up to 10 cups of coffee, allowing you to serve a party of 10 with a steaming hot cup of their favorite blend of coffee.
The device borrows its power from a 12-volt source using your RV’s cigarette lighter socket.
6. Automatic Portable Espresso Coffee Maker by CONQUECO
This portable espresso coffee maker by CONQUECO is designed for RV-ers and other people on the go. It utilizes a high-pressure pump of up to 15 bars to produce a barista-style cup of coffee. If you care about things such as the aroma, mellowness, and taste of the coffee, then you can’t go wrong here.
The coffee maker’s cylindrical shell tube is durable and stylish. It instantly spruces up your RV’s interior design and draws your guest’s attention. It utilizes a non-removable lithium battery that can be recharged with ease. Furthermore, it promises to brew your own cup of coffee in as little as 5 minutes. It even lets you know when the coffee is hot enough with 3 beeps. Now that’s convenient.
7. Travel Holiday Coffee Maker
This 12-volt coffee maker looks like any other house appliance, and will instantly look familiar in any setting. Like other electric coffee makers for RVs, this device plugs into your RV’s cigarette lighter socket. It has the capacity to store up to 1 liter of water at a time, making it possible to brew 4 cups of coffees in the same batch.
8. 12-volt Portable Coffee Maker by BeautyShe
You probably haven’t heard of Oushiba before, but they’re a popular appliances brand in China, known for making high-quality electrical appliances with a stylish appearance. Their 12-volt coffee maker is no different, and it uses smart aesthetics that can overhaul your RV’s appearance. It has the capacity to brew one cup of coffee at a time, which is convenient for lone RV travelers.
9. Portable Car Electric Kettle by Fdit
Another lesser-known manufacturer made our list because of their commitment to making high-quality electric appliances. This coffee maker can brew up to 4 cups of coffee in one batch. It has various safety features to ensure that there is one less worry on your travels, and this includes the auto power-off feature that promptly shuts off the device when it’s boiling. Furthermore, this device is easy to use and can be plugged into your dashboard’s cigarette lighter socket.
10. Electric Coffee Maker by Uniox
Uniox is a popular appliance manufacturer but isn’t too popular in the United States. Their electric coffee maker for RVs caught our attention because of its stainless steel cylindrical shell. It utilizes several safety features such as food-grade silicone and stainless steel for high quality. Furthermore, the use of a digital temperature display to help you keep track of temperature makes it all the more useful.
This device can prepare one cup of coffee in one batch. It utilizes thick film heating technology for faster, more reliable heating.
11. Smart Cup Coffee Warmer
If ease of use, functionality, and aesthetics are of key importance to you, then this device should easily suffice. It conveniently utilizes buttons on-board to control the internal temperature. An LED display on the front makes it easy to read gauge the temperature. The inner cup of the coffee pot is made of stainless steel that does not corrode and doesn’t elute endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Our only issue with the device is that it will require at least 20 minutes before reaching the max temperature of 90 degrees.
12. Stainless Steel Electric Mug by GD2016
If you need a brewer that places high importance on safety, then this should be your next purchase. It utilizes stainless steel both inside and outside the cup to ensure nothing gets in the way of safety. A special cup cover snugly sits over the coffee maker to prevent any liquids from spilling over. The best part is that it can boil water in as little as 15 minutes, which is low given that the power source is a 12-volt cigarette lighter socket.
13. 12-volt Auto Hybrid by Handpresso
Handpresso is a French manufacturer of considerable repute making portable espresso machines. What sets this device apart from other products on this list is its 2-year warranty, giving you the peace of mind that your investment is safe for the near future. That being said, the device does fetch a high price tag in excess of $200, depending on where you buy it from.
Your cup of coffee couldn’t get any easier to make, because all simply need to add water and press the brew button to make your favorite cup of coffee. When not in use, this device snugly sits in any place on your dashboard.
14. 12-Volt Coffee Maker by choice
This 12-volt coffee maker is easy to use and gets the job done. It can bring 300 ml of water to a boil in as little as 10 minutes. It makes use of 304 food grade stainless steel which does not corrode when it comes in contact with water. The cup is easy to clean with a neutral detergent.
15. Electric Coffee Maker by QIN.J.FANG
This premium coffee maker is designed for the RV traveler who is always on the road. It adopts a 304 stainless steel to ensure both safety and ease of use. The plastic cover looks elegant and provides a stable grip and is insulated from heat.
The device can boil 1.3 liters of water in just a few minutes, making it perfect for fans of coffee.
If you’re new to RV’ing and wonder why you can’t just use a regular coffee maker (you actually can – as long as you have shore power), we invite you to learn more about the topic here –