Hotel guests often settle for subpar coffee in their rooms, but there are portable and travel-friendly coffee makers that can provide a great cup of coffee on the go. Coffee blogger Nadine Gehrmann recommends a portable coffee maker that is easy to clean, lightweight and compact. The AeroPress Original Coffee and Espresso Maker, one of the options recommended by CNN Underscored, produces a good filter coffee, while the Staresso Pro provides the best results of any portable espresso maker tried during testing.
The Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker is a durable option for those going on rugged outdoor adventures as it is manually powered and doesn’t require batteries or electricity. The Staresso Classic Portable Espresso Machine is particularly convenient thanks to its dual-purpose brewing method, which is compatible with both Nespresso pods and standard ground coffee. The Kuissential SlickDrip Collapsible Silicone Coffee Dripper is ideal for light packers as it resembles a Chemex Pour-Over and can be thrown into the smallest pocket of any bag.
The Bodum Travel Press is a classic French press built into a to-go travel mug that keeps hot beverages temperate for several hours. The Outin Mini is expensive but heats water quickly, is hands-free and compatible with both ground coffee and coffee capsules. There are also two portable espresso maker options from Wacaco, the Picopresso and Nanopresso, that are super compact and operate manually, making them ideal for travelers who want quality espresso without the need for electricity or batteries. Lastly, the Yeti Rambler Travel Mug, which can be used with a Nespresso machine in the room, has impressive hot and cold temperature retention and comes in a range of fun colors.