GSI Collapsible Java Drip
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Probably MSRP, $13
A practical and compact filter holder for lovers of filter coffee, but a bit heavy for backpacking.
- A bit heavy
- Can seal on a thermos so that it stops dripping
The silicone rubber cone collapses onto the base and is covered by a lid that keeps it well-protected in the pack. The base and cover are made of heavy, tough plastic so it's pretty indestructible. Big enough for "4 cup" filters, really two good mugs of coffee.
It comes into the huts with us but it would be one of the first things to go if I were shaving weight for a longer trip -- I'm not above making cowboy coffee when needed, or I switch over to tea being ambicaffeineous. A filter basket would be lighter and could be stashed in a cup.
The flange at the base of the silcone rubber part happens to be the same diameter as the top of a couple of our thermoses, with the consecquence that it can actually seal on to the thermos, making and air lock that prevents it from dripping, so we have to hold or prop it up to get it to work.
The coolest thing: You can pull the lid off and just flip the cone out with flick of the wrist.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12
This is it! If you're looking for a great cup-o-Joe on the trail, this is the product that will do it for you.
- Packs relatively small
- Quick, easy clean-up
- Brews coffee just like you get at home
- Might be a bit bulky for minimalists
My wife works in a nice kitchen store, and we've tried all kinds of different devices and gadgets for making coffee in camp. This nifty GSI basket does the job with no muss, no fuss, and easy clean up.
It works on the same principles as a standard automatic drip coffee maker. Just put a filter and some ground coffee into the basket, pour hot water, and in a few minutes you'll have a great cup of caffeine addiction. When done, simply toss the filter and grounds, rinse the basket, and collapse it into the holder. Easy!
I used this on a week-long moto camping trip in Death Valley last year. There were seven of us, and we filled an insulated carafe every morning with fresh, hot coffee in about 10 minutes. It was a crowd pleaser.
I've had this for about a year or so, through 10 camping trips and numerous uses at work, and so far it's holding up very nicely. For $12, you simply cannot go wrong.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Get your morning started right with the GSI Collapsible JavaDrip(TM) Slim Drip coffee maker. Collapsible drip cone holds a #4 coffee filter (not included) and lets you brew 1 - 12 cups of coffee. Silicone bellows allow the drip cone to collapse into a disc measuring 5.6 in. in diameter by 1 in. thick. Flange on bottom helps center the drip cone over mugs, cups and wide-mouth bottles. Transparent base lets you see into your mug to prevent overfilling. Lid doubles as a trivet when you're done brewing. Please note: coffee maker is not designed for use with container openings smaller than 2.5 in. in diameter.
Gourmet coffee usually reserved for overpriced shops, well that is unless you have the GSI Outdoor Collapsible Coffee Drip. Slip any brand of #4 filters into this slim, silicone dripper and experience caffeinated euphoria in the most remote locations. When it's compressed, this little addiction-feeder is a mere one inch thick and 5 1/2 inches diameter, so it takes up less space than your wake-up drug--just don't skimp on the quality of the beans.
Giving in to your guilty pleasure doesn't mean sacrificing space in your pack with the Collapsible Java Drip from GSI Outdoors. Intentioned to work just like other java drips, but designed to collapse, and out of durable silicone, means you can save space and still get your morning pick-me-up.
- Mountain Gear
Collapsible drip cone holds #4 filter to brew 1-12 cups of coffee. Sturdy silicone bellows design collapses to become a 1â€ high 5.6â€ diameter disc. Unique flanged design helps center drip cone over mugs cups and wide-mouth bottles for stable spill-free brewing. Lid doubles as a trivet after brewing. GSI Outdoor Collapsible Java Drip Specs Holds #4 Filter Weight: 4.8 oz. Dimensions: 5.6" x 5.5" x 1" Materials: Silicone and Clear Polypropylene Includes: Collapsible #4 Drip Cone Snap-on cover and instructions.
- Teton Village Sports