Jetboil Coffee Press

7 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   4
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   2

Reviews

2

Works well as a coffee press for ground coffee. The…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

Works well as a coffee press for ground coffee.

The screen that is used as the "filter" works great. However, it is attached to a cheap-plastic ring which fits snug against the inside wall of the JetBoil cannister. It feels fragile, but after over a year of regular use it shows no signs of breaking or damage.

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Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or simply enjoy…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14.95

Summary

Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or simply enjoy a cup of coffee before a day on trail or in the wild, Jetboil has the product for you—the Jetboil Coffee Press. A lightweight alternative to the French press you have at home that is completely collapsible for easy storage in your pack or even within the Jetboil Pot itself.

Being compatible with all models of Jetboil, all you have to do is pack your bag, pick your favorite blend, grind it for a French press, and hit the trail (or your favorite campground) today!

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Compatible with all Jetboil models
  • Disassembles for easy storage

Cons

  • Tradeoff of light weight for higher quality materials

As an employee at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports I have access to several trail brewing methods and this coffee press is great for Jetboil owners. It is lightweight, works with all Jetboil systems, the arm is removable for storage, and it works just as well as the French press you use at home.

The only downside is that it does feel a little flimsy due to the lightweight pieces, but for $15 it is well worth the price. 

0

What a piece of junk. I really like my Jetboil, but…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12

Summary

What a piece of junk. I really like my Jetboil, but I can't figure out what the person who engineered this accessory was thinking. The flange of the press doesn't form a seal in the mug, and no matter how much you wait for grounds to settle and how slowly you push the press down, you still get a mug full of grounds.

Pros

  • Small
  • Fits inside mug

Cons

  • Doesn't work very well
  • Takes time and water to clean
  • Messy to clean

I'm not sure why such a good idea was so poorly implemented (the press flange is too small for the Jetboil mug). I've really tried to get this to work, however, no matter how careful I am (and how much I've followed a plethora of internet advice), I still end up with a mug full of grounds.

I've ground my own coarsely ground coffee, added the grounds after I've turned of the stove, let it sit for a few minutes for the grounds to settle, fitted the plunger to the Jetboil lid and pushed the whole thing down really slowly, and even adjusted the ill-fitting flange and it still hasn't worked satisfactorily.

Further, the whole assembly requires precious water to clean up and I've got grounds to either pack out or discretely bury.  I can get 'cowboy coffee' for 12 bucks cheaper than I paid for this.

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Thanks for the review, Kemper! I'll steer clear of this item.


3 months ago
0

Fresh black coffee in the back wilderness! We were…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

Fresh black coffee in the back wilderness!

Pros

  • Fresh REAL coffee in the wilderness!
  • Packs into sove

Cons

  • More to lose
  • Hard to clean up

We were backpacking into the Norse Peak Wilderness last weekend and had fresh coffee with breakfast!

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It's great it you like drinking coffee grinds. Haven't…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: Too much for something that doesn't work properly.

It's great it you like drinking coffee grinds. Haven't used it without grinds passing through.

I don't use it anymore.

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First, before you buy this, go to Starbucks and try…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars

First, before you buy this, go to Starbucks and try their instant coffee. I know, I am not a 'Bucks fan either but most everything tastes good backcountry. And these are Good! And you don't have to carry a press. (or buy one). But if you do buy it pay attention how it unpacks so you can get it in your pack in one container. Lousy to clean as you have to use paper and bury grounds.

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Great addition to the Jetboil PCS. Although it is…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 8.00 USD

Great addition to the Jetboil PCS. Although it is a little pain to clean, it is well worth it.