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Feed the need with the GSI Java Press.

Nothing helps you shrug off the morning fuzz like a hot cup of joe, and thanks to the GSI Java Press, you can get your fix everywhere from a backcountry campsite to the ski area parking lot. This French press mug features a split-ring plunger to keep grounds out of your cup and a insulating EVA sleeve to hold in heat while the magic brews. The lightweight, BPA-free, and shatter-resistant material holds up to years of life outdoors.

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5 5

a cup of joe to go.

There's not much better than waking up in the woods and having freshly brewed cup of coffee to start the morning off. This press was a long over due addition to my equipment. Durable and easy to use. This guy is a must have.

5 5

Part of my job has me leading backcountry trips with high school kids. Coffee is essential for me and my co-leaders - this Press delivers 2 perfect cups each morning! GSI has manufactured a press that is durable and light weight. After a week of use I found the to be solidly constructed and easy to clean. It makes a great cup of coffee and limits the amount of grounds that sneak their way in. The neoprene sleeve does a great job of insulating the press. It has a perfectly placed handle as well to making pouring a breeze. Unless you are a caffeine addict a 30oz capacity might be on the large side, but for several people this press is perfect.

What is the dry weight?

What is the dry weight?

5 5

Perfection achieved

Deployed at a remote location in Afghanistan, this press is amazing!!! I have been using it at least 4 times a day for the last 6 months. The guys and I, love the coffee this thing makes. Lightweight, stowable, quiet does not rattle, ease of use, must have for everyone going out in the field or camping.
You will not be disappointed in this product.

Anyone have a ballpark idea for how much...

Anyone have a ballpark idea for how much the press weighs? Thanks...

5 5

American Express

Love it! Tried it at home first..thought, wow that was too so good I use it on the trail, in my classroom and at home. It's my American Express. I won't leave home without it.

5 5

easy and yummy

I bought this to take with me for Peace Corps and have been using it at home for a few weeks to test it out first. It works great, holds heat well and is easy. Also, it says to use only really coarsely ground coffee, but all I had at home was regular Folger's and that worked perfect.

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Haha, I am getting ready to leave as well for the Peace Corps and am looking at this cup for the same reason. I think you just sold me on this.

5 5

Must have for any outdoor occasion

This thing is my climbing/camping companion. Simple, light and doesn't take up much room in any bag.Have yet to find something that produces a better cup of coffee, although it could just be the atmosphere in which I'm using it, either way I love it.

Can't quite tell from the pics, but can...

Can't quite tell from the pics, but can you drink from this mug with the lid on? Or do you have to remove the lid everytime you want to take a sip?

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Hey Joseph,

It is meant to be more of a press than a mug- best used for pouring the coffee into something else for drinking, but if you're okay with lining up the arrow on the lid and sipping from the spout, that will do it. Any other position will close it off. Also, be aware that you're more than likely going to end up getting a higher concentration of grounds than you would using a separate mug- not a design flaw, just the nature of French presses in general.

Is Backcountry out of the 30oz. press?

Is Backcountry out of the 30oz. press?

Best Answer Responded on

Looks like we have just received a few more of the 30's. They should go live soon!

If these don't show as available in the 'select options' drop-down, I'd suggest contacting customer service- they'd be happy to place the order for you.

Are there any mugs that would fit inside...

Are there any mugs that would fit inside this? If so, which ones and how many?

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Hi Ted,

The problem with that is that you wouldn't be able to get the guts of the plunger and shaft in. The bottom of the plunger has a tight fit so that the coffee grounds don't end up in the coffee. If you're looking to save space, GSI does make a collapsible Java Drip that works pretty well and weighs considerably less.

4 5

great little press

This press is pretty great. The only downside I have found is that after a while the plastic area that holds the screen in can get warped. Other than that, no problems. Maintenance is easy, and cleaning is a breeze.

5 5

the morning hammer

this is a fantastically easy piece of equipment to use. boil water insert coffee simmer press, great result. it was also big enough for three to four cups depending on caffeine addict. I would definitely get this if you love a solid cup of coffee.

5 5

Love it!

I use this at home and while camping. I have the 30 oz. version which has been a fantastic compact unit that has worked flawlessly for me every time. The automatic coffee maker just sits on the counter now, I'll almost certainly do away with it and simply use this press from now on.
The coffee stays hot for over an hour at home, and drinkably warm for almost two hours. Haven't tested how long it will stay hot while cold weather camping, but if the neoprene sleeve works as well as the sleeves on the mugs from GSI's n-Form cook sets, then it will keep it hot more than long enough to finish the pot off. In a nutshell, it's a great unit that I won't leave home without.

can you put this directly on a camping...

can you put this directly on a camping stove to heat the water? if so, how would it compare on the jetboil gcs with the companion cup?

Responded on

Lyric is right, but he got me thinking about your options when he mentioned the other presses. You could do the Jetboil GCS, along with the companion cup and press, or with the LiTech, another great integrated set-up that would work for a couple people or a small group (for food and coffee) would be the Primus EtaPower EF stove. I've had the multi-fuel (MF) version of this stove for years, and it's been fantastic for it's purpose in every way. I can't help but think that adding a 1 liter coffee press to the kit would make it anything but better. Just something to consider. Hope it helped.

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Thanks for the great follow up guys. Another solution here is instant coffee. It may not be the world best cup of coffee, but I find that french presses in general don't make the best cup either.

If nothing else here, I think you can safely say that coffee is an open-ended discussion here, and that there are many options available to you. I would take the time to research all the options for what fits your current gear best.


5 5

Best cup of coffee

Coffee tastes better using a press! Works great on the road, hiking, and at home. 30oz of coffee is better than 16oz.

5 5

Nothing better

A french press, in my opinion, makes the best cup of coffee. A french press in the backcountry at sunrise makes the BEST CUP OF COFFEE OF YOUR LIFE.

The heat sleeve is a nice addition--you can drink right out of the press if you like it black.

This is one of two luxury items i bring backpacking (the other's a hammock) and they make the trip.

5 5


We stopped using our coffee machine and use this to make our coffee now indoors or out. it works like a dream!

5 5

GSI Java Press

I have been using a GSI coffee press at home for years. This Java press works great too! Much safer than glass presses which break and cause nasty cuts! I prefer my Snow Peak titanium press for backpacking, but it is only 2 cups.