In search of a ultra light system to enjoy coffee on my bike camping trips I picked up a GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip. At 10 bucks and weighing 0.4 oz; the drip system was a no brainer.
The three legs can clip on to pretty much any size cup. I've tested it on cups ranging from 2.5" to 4.5" in diameter.
The first time I tested this product was on an actual trip. Everything worked flawlessly but I didn't bring enough grounds with me. I am so used to using a french press and forgot that with drip systems that you have to use quiet a bit of coffee to make a good strong cup. Rookie mistake.
You will notice that on some cups that when your pouring water into the filter that some drips will make it's way down the coffee cup and onto the table. This generally happens with smaller diameter cups. Not a big deal but you've all been warned.
As you can see; the GSI Ultralight Java Drip makes a damn good cup of coffee. The best part about this system is that it works great at home as well! My French Press broke last month and I've been using the GSI Ultralight Java Drip every day since.
What I like:
- It's 10 bucks. - Weighs 0.4 oz and packs down to 4.20" x 4.20" x 0.50" - No paper filters needed and clean up is super easy. - Makes a good cup of coffee.
What I don't like :
- Depending on what size cup you use; coffee may drip down the legs and onto whatever surface your cup is on.
Things to take into consideration :
- I have not used this filter in a group situation. - Some people may want to use paper filters but I personally don't see the reason.
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