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Jetboil Coffee Press

rated 3.0 of 5 stars
photo: Jetboil Coffee Press coffee press/filter

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.


  • Small
  • Fits inside mug


  • 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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12

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!


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


  • 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. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14.95

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.


  • French press coffee on the trail!
  • Packs up small


  • Clean up, clean up, clean up

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 getting past the press. I didn't experience this. However, I installed the screen portion opposite of how they show it in the photos. I put the flange facing up towards the opening of the Jetboil vs. down like they show in the pictures. Another option would be to pack a few paper coffee filters and lay that over the Jetboil opening. Then push the french press into that so that you add an extra, longer layer of filtration.

Other than that, I like how the unit breaks down for storage and it doesn't add much weight.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9

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.


  • Cheap


  • Messy cleanup
  • Not enough grip on the sides of the pot
  • Extra bulk

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.  

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10

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.

Fresh black coffee in the back wilderness!


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


  • More to lose
  • Hard to clean up

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

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

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

I don't use it anymore.

Price Paid: Too much for something that doesn't work properly.

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

Price Paid: 8.00 USD

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Price MSRP: $14.95
Current Retail: $18.99
Historic Range: $4.99-$19.95
Reviewers Paid: $8.00-$20.00
Weight 0.8 oz / 22 g
Dimensions 3.9 x 5.9 in / 100 x 150 mm

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