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Wanted to like it
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The cookpot was excellent. The bottom is one large spiral, so it held tight to my Primus stove. The non-stick smell started to go away after boiling water, and discarding it a few times, but it still affected the flavor of the coffee. The press did a satisfactory job of keeping the grounds out of the finished coffee. The real downside was the spout on the pot. I couldn't pour without dribbling everywhere, even lifting the lid up, or even off. Trying to pour water out of the pot resulted in some dribbling, as well. I really did want to like this. The idea is great, and the execution was okay, but it didn't perform the one task it needed to.
Primus LiTech Coffee Press - How-To-Pour
I've been using the Primus LiTech Coffee Press in the field for several months. It's a great pot for cooking and making coffee. It's light and strong, and gets beat up in my pack gear. I put my coffee mug in the pot, a small Tupperware container of coffee in my mug, on top is the press filter and on top of that, is the pot lid. The pot goes in the Primus supplied carry bag and on top of the pot are two smaller Tupperware containers, one with creamer and other with sugar, along with two coffee scoops and the coffee press rod. The top of the carry bag gets pulled shut and in the pack it goes. Some are complaining about how the coffee pours from the pot. OK, it's not perfect pouring, but work it out, watch my video on You Tube here and learn how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2BsvEf9Lg8
light but messy
Agree with Mountaindesertgirl - thing is really light but sucks to pour without making a mess - worked slightly better cracking the rubber top open a bit but still spilled. but still better then a glass press or cowboy coffee
Neat idea, lightweight. However, it is terrible when pouring coffee or any liquid out- it spills all over the place. Very poor designed spout. Would not recommend.
when you try to pour from the pot it just makes a mess. i tried every possible combination (lid on/off, fast/slow, pour spout/non etc.) but am convinced it is just bad design. i think the pour spout needs to be much larger. you get half of what you pour in your cup and the other half runs down the side and onto the ground...i expect more from a company such as primus.
Very usefull and light
I recently took the coffee press on a month long road trip which involved lots of camping and backpacking. It worked well for both coffee and loose-leaf tea. It is very lightweight and I took it everywhere!