The Best Jobsite Coffee Makers For Brewing Some Joe in Your Garage or Shop

Because you don't want a fragile glass carafe around power tools and lumber.

garage coffee maker
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Nothing gets your through a repair, a woodworking project, or a construction job like a strong cup of joe. But it's far from ideal to have to wash off all the grime just to go inside to top off your cup. Nor is it a good plan to bring a breakable glass carafe into the shop.

Not to worry: There are a growing number of coffee makers that are built rugged to survive in a place full of sawdust and power tools.

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Editor's Choice: Makita Lithium-Ion Cordless Coffee Maker
Makita
$39.99

Our favorite method of brewing up a cup in the workshop. The Makita will plug into the wall and run on standard 120-volt power, but what's especially cool is that the little appliance will run on the same 18-volt battery that runs your Makita power tools. 

Oxx Coffeeboxx Job Site Single Serve Coffee Maker
Amazon
$229.99

We were skeptical of the Coffeeboxx when we first saw it, but it brews a decent cup. Its rugged industrial design is excellent and its setup is ideal for quickly brewing several cups in a row, especially different types of coffee. Unlike the Makita, it takes pods and requires 120-volt power. But this is a great appliance that has radically improved the state of garage coffee everywhere.

Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
Amazon
$145.99
$109.89 (25% off)

We’ve used this Keurig in more out-of-the-way locations than any other garage coffee maker, including a truly grimy shop that rebuilt starters and alternators. It worked, and it made a good, strong cup. This little workhorse maker has a five-cup reservoir, and if you slide out the overfill tray, it can fit a tall travel mug.

(If you’re like us and you detest having to buy precious little coffee pods, your best bet is to buy a to fit a Keurig.)

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle
Amazon
$18.11

Another good alternative for the shop is to make some hot water with a kettle you're not afraid to beat up and use . It's a smart idea, especially if you’re sharing your work space with a tea drinker. And if you brew the heck out of the bag, you get a good, strong cup.

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