Rated 3 out of 5 by LittleGnome OK in an emergency
Container leaks when coffee is poured and coffee stains on the blue cover cannot be removed. In addition, the cooked coffee grounds create sludge, making cleaning the container difficult. I may ask for a refund, but am undecided now, as I need a non-electric coffee maker for "primitive" (no electric) camping.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by seedling3 Don't leave home without
This has quickly joined the list of the must-packs on any overnight outing! I put the ground coffee in Ziploc bags and store in the mug while traveling. Everything in one place.
Coffee has never tasted so great in the woods! Makes enough for 2 travel mugs, and keeps it warm while waiting. Easy to clean & store.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pstakem Safari Coffee
We took this to Africa for 2 weeks are were very pleased with the quality of the brew and the ease of use. Be sure to have the coffee ground very coarsely, the French Press grind worked for us. We used 4 measures of coffee for a full pot of water, stir, wait 3 to 4 minutes and then drink it up. The pot keeps it warm only for a few minutes.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grateful11 Better than any other coffe maker.
My husband loves this thing. He says it is better than any coffee maker he has ever used. Makes great coffee, easy to clean, easy to use.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wolfpaw Java Press
The Java Press makes excellent coffee and arrived in a timely manner. You may want to experiment with the amount of coarse coffee grinds to use, we use just a little more than half the amount from other methods of brewing. We haven't brewed tea as of yet but expect good results considering we were blown away with how good the coffee was. The only thing I can think as an improvement would be if the the press were bigger, the coffee is that good.
December 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShanTina Decent Coffee Press
The Java Press from GSI is decent. It makes excellent French Press coffee, but I have a few complaints with it. I wish the sleeve to keep the coffee warm was a bit thicker or more insulating in order to keep the coffee warm. If you keep the coffee in the press it immediately starts to lose temperature. Also when you pour the coffee from the press the coffee always seems to dribble down the front sleeve dirtying the sleeve and losing precious coffee at the same time. Otherwise, the plastic is extremely durable and does not stain, the press itself has a tight seal that does not let any grounds into the coffee and it is fairly light weight if you wanted to bring it backpacking.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jomom Holds more than appears and cleans up well.
We often buy Bean as gifts, this we purchased for us. It was back-ordered but the service team got it to us just in time for our camping trip! It appears little (packs well), but holds a lot! We were able to fill two travel mugs each and two "top offs" of wonderful french-pressed coffee. Frosting on the cake? It cleaned up nicely (after just rinsing it on the trip) when we got home. Love coffee? Well, if you camp, or even lose power often at home, this is a necessity.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIred best coffee press ever!
Since I am a first time user of coffee presses, I was very pleased with the results. I did not have course ground beans available, only the fine ground. Using the fine ground turned out to be just as good as the course ground! Best cup of coffee to date for me! Easy to clean, no grounds in my coffee cup, and worth waiting for the 4 minutes to process.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanALongLongTime Don't go cold-turkey while camping!
I bought one of these after a frightful 7 days without power. Had to smash whole-bean coffee with a cast-iron frying pan, boil & strain in order to get a much-appreciated cup of joe. I now always keep a pound of ground coffee in the pantry; just in case. This gaget works great & you will not smash it in your backpack. Just bought another one for my brother-in-law's birthday. He is taking his kids camping soon. With 4 elementary-aged children in a tent- it is no time to be without coffee.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AFCHIEF This makes camping fun
The coffee was excellent. Just follow the instructions and you will get great results. The product is easy to use and clean up. Great product!!!
October 3, 2012