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Coffee Presses and Filters

The best coffee presses and filters, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 13, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Coffee Press/Filter Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Wacaco Nanopresso

A hand-pumped espresso maker that is small and light enough to take along on weekenders, hut-to-hut trips, to base camp, and the like. Reliably delivers high quality espresso shots. Add-ons for double shots or using capsules. An international crew: From left to right: American, Norwegian, Norwegian (dog), Finnish, German, Italian (Simone), Dutch A couple years ago I shared a hut with a group of mostly younger skiers of several nationalities, including an Italian named Simone. In the morning he whipped… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Vargo Titanium Travel Coffee Filter

Works well enough, but it is fiddly and messy. Requires extra cups and by the time the hot water has passed through it did not produce the warmest cup of coffee I have ever drunk. I really like the idea of this in principle, but in practise it was a little disappointing. It does the job of filtering fresh ground coffee but I soon found a few drawbacks, so I am not sure this is a bit of kit I would use that often. There are better ways to make a fresh brew, but some may like the fact this weighs… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Jetboil Grande Silicone Coffee Press

An easy-to-use, lightweight accessory for the Jetboil MiniMo and SUMO systems that makes delightful coffee. A regular sized option is also available for the Jetboil Flash, MicroMo, and Zip. The fine mesh press with silicone ring ensures grounds don't find their way into your cup. With this little accessory, you're well on your way to a great cup of coffee. What better way to start the day. Conditions:  I’ve utilized the Jetboil Silicone Grande Coffee Press probably 15-20 times over the last 3… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ikea RÅDIG Espresso Pot

If you like your coffee strong, there's nothing stronger than moka-pot!! Do you like the GSI single-shot espresso maker? Well this makes six shots of that same strong coffee in one batch!! Believe it or not, this is my camping coffee pot. It's a moka-pot style coffee maker, made by IKEA, and it's all stainless steel!! I find it makes superb coffee that could wake the dead, and it's about the same size as a standard 1L Bodum or Nalgene. Taste (9/10): If you heat slowly and remove from heat when the… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Jetboil Coffee Press

Great way to have non-instant coffee on the trail! However, the cleanup process can be quite messy and H20 consuming if in an area where water is scarce. I bought this for my Flash stove as a way to have an alternative to instant coffee. In general I think it's a great idea! However, you do consume quite a bit of water cleaning up the press and the inside of your Flash. For that reason alone I'm debating if i'll take it along on my solo Alaska backpack trip. Also, some folks complained of grounds… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
AeroPress Coffee Maker

Right up front, this lightweight, compact coffee press is absolutely the best way to make coffee! It's fast and extremely easy to use. Setup, brewing, and cleanup takes less than 2.5 minutes. I love my coffee, and the Aerobie AeroPress is hands down the best coffee maker that I have ever come across. It's so good, that there are almost 35,000 positive reviews and how-to videos on YouTube. I highly recommend watching some of those videos. I highly recommend any one of the inverted methods. Setup,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter

Simple, light and effective. It might not deliver the richness of a press but at just one ounce it more than delivers the goods for coffee-loving backpackers. As a sunrise coffee freak I've tried a couple of different coffee methods, including a lightweight press and collapsible filter, but the MSR Mugmate is the one that finds its way into my pack. It fits perfectly in my Snow Peak mug and at only an ounce, it's the one that makes the most sense. I've found that a grind that is too fine takes a… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Jetboil Coffee Press

Pretty disappointed with this and I won't be taking it on the trail anymore. I'm a coffee snob and drink it daily. I've used VIA packs for years and it looks like I'll stick to them.   The grips on the sides of the pot are insufficient, so too many grounds make it into the coffee. Cleanup on the trail takes far too much water and makes a mess of a handkerchief or requires a paper towel.  Don't waste your time on this. Stick with instant.   Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
GSI Outdoors JavaDrip

It can use the paper coffee filters, just like at home. This was a present this year and I used it for a weeklong camping trip. Disposing of the grounds from my French press was sometimes a hassle. This product solves that problem. It comes with a reuseable filter that I have not used yet, but the paper filters work great. The procedure I use is poor hot water into the coffee/filter until full. Let it drip and repeat. It makes about three cups. The coffee tastes great and there are no grounds in… Full review