Which portable and compact coffee brewer is the best?

Coffee is life. At least, it is for a lot of us. It doesn't matter where we are or what we're doing, if our day doesn't start with a good cup of coffee, we're useless. The aroma of freshly ground beans brewing, a warm mug in our hands, and the rich, dark taste jumpstarts us. Thanks to innovators who feel the same, we have a bevy of options to choose from to make sure we always have the best coffee at our fingertips.

Which portable and compact coffee brewer is the best?
Twist Press Portable Coffee Maker with a Press Mechanism

It doesn’t matter if we’re in a rush to head out the door or we’re traveling, we need our coffee. And no one wants to drink instant coffee or crappy gas-station coffee if they don’t have to. If you even consider that to qualify as coffee (bonafide coffee snob, over here).

But sometimes you just don’t have time to make a cup at home. And what if you’re traveling? No one likes to rely on hotel brewers. Who knows if those have been truly cleaned. Luckily, there are a ton of portable and compact coffee brewer solutions right at your fingertips.

Whether you want just a standard cup of joe, a zippy espresso, or a glass of cold brew, we’ve got what you need. You’ll never have to worry about the mornings you oversleep, that camping trip, or that business trip and not being able to get the best liquid gold.

Compact coffee brewers for your morning cup of joe

Palmpress Single Serve Coffee Press

If you’re looking for a versatile coffee maker that’s easy to take with you and easy to use, the Palmpress Single Serve Coffee Press is a great choice. This press is designed for single servings of coffee, so you can easily throw it in your work bag or your suitcase. Best of all, you don’t have to remember to bring any filters with you. The design is entirely reusable, and the press comes with a stainless steel disc filter. You can even use it to make iced and cold brew coffee.

Sablier Portable Drip Coffee Maker

If you’re already used to taking a refillable water bottle with you everywhere, taking the Sablier Portable Drip Coffee Maker will be a breeze. You can make your coffee (or tea!) in this compact coffee brewer and drink from it as well. The brewing process only takes a few minutes. Just open the top cover and pour your grounds into the filter section, pour water to the scale mark, tighten the lid, and flip the Sablier over. Once it’s done brewing, all you have to do is open the bottom cover and start drinking. Easy peasy.

Túbereka Pressure Brew Coffee Maker

Coffee however you like, when you want. That’s what Túbereka gives you. This portable coffee brewer provides the coffee, the brewer, and the cup, so you don’t need to worry about bringing anything extra other than the grounds. This brewer has precise internal pressure and an engineered filter, and you can add coffee and water to their own separate compartments. They’ll remain separate until you decide to brew. So if you know you’re going to need that afternoon pick-me-up but don’t know where you’ll be, just get your Túbereka ready and throw it in your bag. Bonus? It has three pods capable of holding grounds or beans stored in the base of the cup, so you’ll have an extra supply on the go.

Twist Press Portable Coffee Maker

All you need is 30 seconds, and you can have delicious, smooth coffee with the Twist Press Portable Coffee Maker. This coffee maker has a patent-pending press mechanism that delivers the best coffee every time. If you love your coffee, but your coffee doesn’t love you, this is the perfect coffee maker for you. It produces coffee with very low acidity, so it’s easier on your stomach. It’s made from BPA-free Tritan and high-grade polypropylene, so it will last. And it’s easy to clean.

AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker

This compact coffee maker is sure to have you wanting to buy one for every location. With a low cost of entry, you can easily buy one for your office and house. And since the AdirChef brews into a 15 oz. travel mug, you’re good to take it on the road with you as soon as that last drop drips. We love that this brewer is eco-friendly and doesn’t require filters. And since this brewer is so compact, you can easily bring it on trips.

Make espresso easily with these portable coffee brewers

Nanopresso Yellow Tattoo Handheld Portable Espresso Machine

This little gadget is amazing. The Nanopresso uses a patented pumping system that can reach 18 bars (261 PSI) of pressure. And all you have to do is press a button. Unlike previous models, this version requires just 85% of the force to press the button. Just put your finely ground coffee and tamp it down to have your espresso shot in seconds. It even comes in its own little case, and you can use the lid as a cup. No fancy tools required to get a fantastic shot of espresso.

Offroad Coffee Portable Magnetic Espresso Maker

Off-roading is great. Wide-open skies, nature surrounding you, being able to see the stars at night… But what’s not great is not having the tools for your morning routine. With the Offroad Coffee Portable Magnetic Espresso Maker, you’ll have a travel-friendly compact coffee brewer to make you fantastic espresso. The coffee passes through a unique magnet valve, creating a thick silk cream, so it’ll be just like at your favorite coffee shop. It even comes with a separate 12-volt heater, so you don’t even need to have hot water handy. How’s that for convenience? It’ll work with ground coffee, coffee pods, and Nespresso capsules for a truly versatile coffee-making experience.

Get your cold brew on

Asobu Coldbrew Insulated Portable Brewer

Cold brew on the go, any time you want it. That’s what Asobu brings you. And this two-in-one cold brewer doesn’t have to be stored in the fridge like most cold-brew carafes do. The Asobu is reusable and unbreakable, so you won’t need to worry about dropping it or throwing it in your luggage to take with you. Many times, coffee shops are unreliable with their cold brew availability, and now you won’t have to worry that you won’t be able to get your favorite coffee whenever you want it. This portable coffee brewer holds six servings, so you’re good for the whole day.

Now that you can have your coffee anywhere, any way you like it with these portable and compact coffee brewers, you won’t ever have to miss out. Where is your favorite place to sit and have your morning cup of coffee?

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Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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