It was very nice to be able to wake up and have a cup of coffee in the morning camping. I packed a small bag of coffee with the stove and it all fit easily. It is a pain though to realize that you have to wash the cup out after if you want to use the cooking system again though. Not much you can really do about that. There is some technique involved in lowering the press slowly. Then again this was my first french press experience. I'm sure it'll get better in time.