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Generic Coffee Strainer

photo:   Generic Coffee Strainer coffee press/filter

Simplest, cheapest, and almost the lightest way to make a good coffee outdoors.


  • Makes a good coffee
  • Cheap
  • Lightweight (13 g)
  • Compact
  • Simple
  • Robust


  • You still have to dispose of the leftover coffee grounds in the pot.
Generic supermarket coffee
(Notice the fine mesh. Don't get a coarser tea strainer, unless you like gritty coffee.)

This has to be the ultimate way to make a reasonable coffee outdoors. In fact, it is not really a gear review but a way of making coffee. Here is the process:

  1. Fill your coffee cup with water almost to the top and pour into a pot.
  2. Boil the water.
  3. Add coffee grounds to the water, cover, and stand without heating for 2 minutes.
  4. Put the generic coffee strainer over your cup and pour the coffee through it.

This is essentially the same process as a French press and produces the same flavour of coffee. 

The end result: coffee grains in the strainer


Lots of experience trying to make a good coffee outdoors. I have had this strainer for at least 15 years.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $2

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