Brews on the Move: Portable Coffee Systems for your Campervan Adventures

On the Road

Who says you can’t have your favourite brew on the open road? There are loads of portable, power-free coffee systems perfect for satisfying your caffeine needs during your campervan adventures. Strap in, we’re going on a coffee-filled journey!



1. French Press: The No-Fuss Brewmaster

First on the list is the trusty French press, a bonafide classic in the world of coffee.

It’s as straightforward as tossing in some hot water and your ground coffee, then giving it a few minutes to work its magic.

Push the plunger, and there you have it – a fresh, hot cuppa.

I like to use the stainless steel ones, over the original glass plungers.. last things I want on the road is to be hanging for a coffee but my plunger is broke! 

2. AeroPress: The Pocket Rocket

Next up is the AeroPress, a petite yet powerful device that’s ready to rumble.

This nifty gadget also requires hot water and ground coffee, but adds a bit of a twist with air pressure doing some of the heavy lifting.

This compact wonder is not just easy to clean, but also as light as a feather – perfect for those who like to travel light.

4. Stovetop Espresso Makers (Moka Pot): The Strong Silent Type

Fancy a stronger brew?

Say g’day to the stovetop espresso maker or Bialetti Original Moka pot.

Using the power of steam, these sturdy devices deliver a bold, concentrated coffee that’ll wake you up quicker than a kookaburra at dawn.

You’ll need a heat source like a gas stove, but the robust, compact design is perfect for life on the road.

4. Manual Espresso Makers: The Barista on Board

For those who can’t resist a shot of espresso, manual espresso makers like the ROK EspressoGC or the Flair Espresso Maker have your back.

They use a lever to generate the high pressure needed for a proper espresso extraction.

They might need a bit more elbow grease, but for the love of a good brew, it’s worth the workout!

So there you have it – a world of ways to enjoy a brilliant brew while living the campervan dream. The best option? That’s like choosing your favourite beach in Australia – it all depends on your taste, effort, and how much room you’ve got in your van. Happy brewing, gals!

Join the Sisterhood of the Travelling Vans

Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a community of solo travelling women just like you, located all around Australia that you can meet up, have a coffee, go roadtripping & camping with, or chat with anytime in a secure online environment.  You don’t have to have a motorhome, caravan or campervan to join Rolling Solo – many Roller join in with just a tent and car.  Being single is not a pre-requisite either!  

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