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Gadget Alert: Portable Coffee Makers


We all know that for truck drivers, coffee is non-negotiable. It wakes you up and keeps you going over the long miles.

But not only are you wasting time every time you make a coffee stop, you are also spending more money than you need to. That’s why many truck drivers choose to bring a portable coffee maker on the road with them.

Benefits of a Portable Coffee Maker for Truck Drivers

For many truck drivers, a portable coffee maker may be the solution. A 12 volt coffee maker plugs into your cigarette lighter, allowing you to make your own coffee whenever you want. You’ll be able to enjoy the brand of coffee you like no matter where you are. And buying and brewing your own coffee is likely much cheaper than purchasing coffee by the cup from a truck stop.

Drawbacks of Using a Portable Coffee Maker

Portable coffee makers do use a lot of energy to create enough heat to brew your coffee. Some users report that coffee brewed in a portable maker never gets hot enough, while others complain that it can take up to half an hour to brew a pot of coffee. Others complain about the inconvenience of dealing with coffee grounds and filters while they are on the road.

The Bottom Line?

If you don’t mind waiting for your joe to brew, you will save time and money by investing in a portable coffee maker. However, if the thought of dealing with the mess of coffee grounds in your cab turns you off, you might want to consider keeping the luxury of store-bought coffee in your life — or consider the more expensive but less messy pod-style coffee makers. Amazon has a wide selection of portable coffee makers to add to the comfort of your cab.

Take a look at some of the most popular portable coffee makers on Amazon:


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