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Brew up a quality cup of coffee or tea when you're in the backcountry with MSR's reusable Mugmate Coffee and Tea Filter.

Pack MSR's Mugmate Coffee and Tea Filter and satisfy your outdoor java cravings without having to pack out soggy paper filters. The Mugmate's low profile stores in just about any mug or cup for easy packing, and remains reusable for all your camping adventures.

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5 5

I once hated coffee..

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was never the type to just absolutely need coffee before breaking camp, my wife however loves her coffee. So in an ever evolving effort to be a good husband I packed along single serving instant coffee packets. Well suffice to say they're not the best.. I have a little GSI halulite kettle and this little filter fits right down inside of it, along with my MSR pocket rocket in its protective plastic jacket. I also pack a zip lock bag of freshly ground coffee beans. It's really remarkably simplistic but the results are fantastic. When we're in the back country it's far from "Glamping" but when you can start your day off with a fresh cup of roasted southern pecan coffee... it almost feels like it. I suggested it to a friend who looked at its simple design and balked at the 15 dollar price tag, to lend them some perspective I reminded them that 8 packets of Starbucks VIA instant coffee is about 7 bucks.

4 5

Too good for just camping

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best infuser I've ever used. No more instant coffee on camping trips for me. I've also stopped using my French press at home in favor of this as well - fewer grounds end up in my coffee, and the cleanup is so much simpler. This thing is fantastic. I only wish it were narrow enough to fit in the top of my insulated Kleen Kanteen insulated bottle.

3 5

Overpriced

Let me start by saying that this is an overpriced Finum Teeli filter. You can usually find those for under $10, and I have several tea infusers as well that I picked up for $1 or 2 each.

These are nice for around the house or office though. I don't always want to deal with cleaning out my bulky french press, so I'll throw in some freshly ground coffee into the filter, and then after a few minutes of brewing in your mug, you can dump it in the trash.

There are better things to use for backpacking as well. It takes up as much room as a small cup, yet it doesn't hold an ounce of liquid. Tea infusers are a quarter of the size and much much cheaper.
You can't brew coffee in a tea infuser, but if you're not grinding your beans and brewing it right then and there, your coffee isn't going to taste that great anyways. For this reason, I always pick up some instant coffee for camping. Same crappy pre-ground coffee taste, but ZERO cleanup.

Great product, don't get me wrong, but pretty expensive for what it is.
Seriously, look up the Finum Teeli

5 5

Super Easy, low maintenance

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My daily routine is taking coffee with me to work, but having a thermos that only carries a single cup for the day can kind of put a damper on things when I want a second cup. Hello MSR Mugmate! Being able to take grounds with me to work (or tea) and just use it like a pour over is super helpful to get that second kick out of my day. Also very handy in backpacking trips when I want to cut down on how much waste I'm having to use over filters. Plus it's nice to have a screen for filtering water from streams, too. At least the big particles, not the bacteria obviously. Great to have, easy to use, sturdy for a good long time of brewing . Excellent choice for on the go needs. Oh, and the price is crazy low for how handy it is.

5 5

perfect for backpacking

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Excellent for saving weight in the backpacking kitchen.

4 5

Coffee lover's best friend

This thing is small and light weight, perfect for backpacking. It makes a good cup of coffee for only 1 oz. Before this thing coffee lovers either had to settle on instant or those bulky french presses. You don't have to add weight to your pack by carrying paper filters like other drip makers out there. It is a little pricey for what it is but it does a good job.

Will this work with an MSR plastic 10 oz...

Will this work with an MSR plastic 10 oz mug?

Responded on

The wingspan of this is a little more than 3.75 inches so as long as the mug is a little under that you should be good.

5 5

Coffee on the run? Yeah, you want that!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

YES! That's all you need to know about this. Cheap and easy, makes boss coffee, just bring the grounds, lightweight, easy to clean and downright awesome.

5 5

Must be alien technology

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After using this I tossed my french press and my pour over coffee making-thingy.
It fits perfectly in my Snow Peak cup so it adds nothing to the weight of my bag which is perfect for me.
This is seriously alien technology that can make coffee drinker out of non-believers!

Responded on

What size Snow Peak cup? Wondering if it will be too small for the 600.

5 5

good purchase

Light, simple, and works. That fits all of my requirements.

5 5

Does its job, and lasts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The surgical grade mesh on this thing is the main benefit. I use them at home and on the trail as long as running water is available for cleaning. The result is drip-filter-quality coffee and awesome tea at home. I wish the lid had some sort of seal so you could reuse ground or tea leaves, but that would require some major design changes which might hurt the simplicity and ease of cleaning (just need powerful spray or a stream as others have mentioned)

5 5

Great product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Like most hikers that are avid coffee drinkers I was at my limit with the instant coffee options. I was ready to improve the quality of my camp coffee. I believe this product does exactly that. Being able to actually use fresh ground coffee instead of the instant mess is a huge upgrade. The filter does a good job of keeping the grounds in. My only negative is that it is difficult to clean it thoroughly while you are out in the bush unless you are near a creek. Having said that, making the 2nd cup tastes as good as the first. Overall I am very happy with the product. If you are looking for better tasting coffee without the added hassle of having to buy and use paper filters, this is the way to go.

4 5

practical

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Let's be honest. If its been 5 years since you last went a day w/o coffee, because 5 years ago while camping you were left stranded, helpless and had to sweat it out, then you probably have a method of brewing coffee for the backcountry or while tailgate camping. But for those of you who want the easiest, most reliable, fastest way to catch that sunrise, this filter is the way to go. The little lid that comes with this filter seems useless so I threw it out.

practical
4 5

Best Way to Make Coffee

  • Gender: Male

This is the best way to make your coffee in the backcountry. It's simple, clean, and just easy. I don't feel like it's worth the price but my sluggish, uncaffinated mornings are too much to bear--for my friends. Apparently, I'm a diva when I don't get coffee...?

I recommend this product despite the price.

4 5

Second Best for Coffee

I have used the Snow Peak Drip for years at home and on the trail, but thought I would give the MSR product a shot. The filter worked ok, but it quickly became packed with the inevitable fine grinds. It didn't impact the coffee too much, but it was a little harder to clean on the trail than expected. The fact that it is super lightweight is nice, but overall I prefer the Snow Peak Drip.

What are the dimensions?

What are the dimensions?

Responded on

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for the question. The dimensions on the MSR Mugmate Coffee/Tea Reusable Filter are 2.75" by 3.3".

2 5

You can get these for less.

This is over priced, you can buy them for 7-9 dollars less. I work at a tea shop and I have been using the same exact product with the Finum brand instead of the MSR one for years now to make coffee and tea on the trail and off.

BACKCOUNTRY.COM, please carry the less expensive and just as well made Finum filter. They also offer different sizes!!!!

So does this work on a Nalgene (my version...

So does this work on a Nalgene (my version of a backcountry mug)? And how does it work? You just put ground coffee into the filter, let it soak for a couple minutes in hot water and you have coffee? Thanks...sorry if I sound like an idiot.

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For making coffee in your wide-mouth Nalgene bottle, try this instead. Screws right on, then the Nalgene cap screws onto that.

http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/h2jo/

For making coffee in your wide-mouth Nalgene bottle, try this instead. Screws right on, then the Nalgene cap screws onto that. <br/>  <br/> http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/h2jo/