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Rated1out of5byglampingfromNot worth itI returned this after one use... really disappointed in the design- particularly on the edges where there are only rubber flaps. The grounds seep through and get into the coffee... a real bummer. I bought a lightweight frenchpress separately and love it. That way I also don't get my jetboil all messy with coffee grounds either.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated2out of5byandyskfromWish it worked!The big issue is the plastic tabs around the perimeter don't seal well and let grounds past when you press. I have ensured that I start the press properly and push gently. Perhaps I am using too much coffee but I need to to get the flavor I want.
However, the kit is cleverly designed to fit within your existing jetboil and is very lightweight. So I wish it worked better for me.
One other thing to note is that if you want to use your jetboil to make breakfast after you make coffee it is kind of inconvenient because your jetboil is a big mess. This is to be expected with this design, and is probably worth it for backpacking but if you are car camping (not really what this is made for, I know) you will prefer just having a dedicated french press.
I may try to find the bodum size that matches up with the jetboil container (as mentioned by the other reviewer, though they didn't mention the size) so I can have the best of both worlds. In the meantime, REI took this item as a return, no problem.
Date published: 2013-08-01
Rated4out of5bykim191fromAhhhh, coffee :)I purchased this with my jetboil sol for backpacking trips because being from Seattle, I CANNOT be without my coffee! I try to pack as minimalistic as possible while still ensuring that I'll be comfortable on a backpacking trip. I knew a hot cup of coffee was going to make my mornings so much more enjoyable, and I'm so thankful I purchased this. I've never made coffee at camp any other way, so I don't know what to compare it to, and I've never used a French press before. This was simple to use and the coffee turned out just fine. After reading some other reviews I will use coarse ground coffee next time, as I did have some grounds in my coffee, but it didn't really bother me at the time. I also packed in some powdered creamer and EVERYONE at camp was asking me to make them coffee. This is a simple, lightweight and easy to use press. I would have to agree that it is messy to clean and remove the grounds if you practice LNT, but if you don't you can just rinse the stove out and be done. Overall I would absolutely purchase this again and recommend it to anyone who already owns a jetboil that is looking for a simple way to make their morning coffee.
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated3out of5byGeorgeK5fromWorks, but MessyWorks fine if fingers point down (unlike a normal French Press) and the grounds are ground coarse. Unfortunately it leaves a pile of messy grounds that are difficult to remove for packing out if you are into LNT camping. Would be fine if cleanup were not an issue (such as a campground with waste disposal).
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated5out of5byFlying GermanfromCoffee that tastes like homeI cannot understand some folks that say this french press is difficult to use. I even read of somebody who said he had coffee grinds in his coffee, well with a french press it's no secret that you have to use coarse ground coffee.
I made some coffee on last weekend's Fly-In where I camped out for the night and there was nothing better to have a fresh, hot coffee in the afternoon.
What was even better was after an evening full of storms coming through and a fairly cool night, to fire up the Jetboil and make a great cup of coffee right under the open vestibule of my tent. And again the neighbors could smell it :-)
I must say if you know how to make french pressed coffee then this will be a great add-on to your Jetboil System. I took some coffee in an air-tight container and kept it cool and dark at all times and just poured it in.
I will try to NOT boil the water beforehand like I did this time. The advice of some other reviewer here makes a lot of sense so I'll give that a try next time.
Date published: 2012-09-08
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