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    15 Reviews


    Now you can take your caffeine twitch with you into the woods.

    Who says you can't stay light and drink your coffee too? Not GSI that's for sure. The Ultralight Java Drip comes in an ultra-compact design that nests under a standard fuel cartridge, so you don't have to choose between the dark master and food that keeps you from starving. Simply attach the GSI Ultralight Java Drip's sturdy legs to your mug and brew some backcountry sludge.
    • Item #GSI0154

    Tech Specs

    10.6 x 10.6 x 1.3 cm
    Claimed Weight
    11.3 g
    Recommended Use
    camping, backpacking
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    Convenient coffee

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Makes a good cup of coffee and is light weight and easy to use. I like not having to carry filters and packs much smaller than a press. The only downside is to clean it is water intensive.

    Perfect and Simple

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is definitely my favorite camping coffee solution. Some reviewers mentioned having to use paper filters which had me worried. I was concerned that would really ruin the convenience aspect for me, but I used the product as-is with just the built in "sock" and it worked perfectly. Coffee tasted great and it was surprisingly easy to clean. Not much else to say... pretty ancient technology, but great execution by GSI to make it as compact and light as possible.

    Perfect and Simple

    Ultralight coffee breaks welcomed!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I go back and forth between press and drip; and the Javadrip is excellent for those super light, minimalist trips outdoors. It fits perfectly under any fuel canister in whatever your favorite stove setup is. Quick and easy to clean; plus fast drying. Snaps fine to whatever mug you prefer on your camp/hike/bike trips.

    Ultralight coffee breaks welcomed!

    Brew methods comparison, this one wins!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I am a flight attendant and do not travel without this gadget! I experimented with the same ground coffee and hot water from the plane that is used to brew coffee for the flight. My whole crew agreed that the coffee made from the ultralight Java drip was richer, more flavorful, and gave us more of a buzz to help keep us awake through the red eye flight. When I am done brewing and the filter has cooled, I just dump the grounds in the trash and place the filter in a plastic bag to wash later in my hotel room. It is light and flat, so it fits perfectly in my crew lunch bag. So many of my colleagues have purchased one of these because I have been ranting of how great it is.

    Pretty good depending on how you use it.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used this device for a couple of seasons now. I bring it with us car camping also. I find that the best way to use this is with a paper coffee filter in it. You then put the coffee in that and pour your hot water over it. Without the added coffee filter the water pours through immediately giving you some weak coffee. With filter, perfect.

    I also like boiling a pot of water, throwing your grounds in it, and then straining it through just this GSI device (no paper filter).

    Both these ways have worked great for me. Device is super light, fits right in my gsi dualist kit.


      Obviously, it's lightweight and takes up no space, and that's a plus. Functionally, it's worthless if you use it as directed (e.g. grounds in, then strain water through), not so bad if you make cowboy coffee and strain that through it.


        Not only did this item waste coffee, unless you put the sock in the coffee water and let it seep the coffee was horrible...OR pour it through twice.
        Pass this one up

        Not so, in my experience with this simple, yet easy to use and effective device. Clip the feet of the Java Drip to the rim of your cup or mug, measure out the coffee grounds (use off the shelf, or grind you own if you want) into the "sock", bring water to a boil, and pour SLOWLY through the grounds. I've found that this results in a cup of joe that is as good as what my electric drip maker in my kitchen makes every morning, as it mimics the way the home appliance delivers the hot water.

        best coffee maker ever

          about the size of the bottom of a fuel canister. weighs nothing and durable. I have had mine for a while now and i dont just take it backpacking i use it every day. if you like drip coffee this is the way to go. you never need filters, just simply rinse when done.

          less trash on the trail

            Drip coffee is the best and this thing does it well. The main advantage it offers over other drip methods is that it doesn't require a separate paper filter. That means less garbage and less mess. Who doesn't want that? It might be a little slow but you're in the woods! Chill out!
            I even use it when I go to my parents cuz their coffee sucks.

            Gotta have coffe in the mornin'

              I use a cone paper filter with this and have no problems. The intention was to use it as a fold away while touring on a motorcycle and it works great. It does plug up without the paper filter. Trying to pack a plastic cone filter on a bike was a pain, this solved the problem nicely.

              I left it in a hikers box after carrying it 30 miles.

                Slow as hell and 15 mind numbing minutes later a cup of weak cold coffee - (cowboy strained filtered w/ the "drip" is served up cold as well).

                light coffee options are still...

                1)unfiltered cowboy coffee - gritty
                2)instant - my choice. - reliable
                3)bandanna filtered - messy
                4) portable generator + cappuccino machine - considering it.

                Left the GSI drip in the hikers box somewhere in Northern Virginia. (if you found it - I left it and um... "lucky you").

                Great device in theory - not in practice.

                Tip- 1-2 Carnation instant breakfasts (mocha or vanilla) and a heaping teaspoon of instant - hot water. Caffeine and nutrition rolled up into a sweet hearty shake! Good luck 09 thru hikers - EFF'N rain - you poor poor b-st-rds - urban.

                P.S. sorry GSI - on the other hand the "soloist" is fairly sweet -


                  I don't mind the tedious pace this little gadget assumes. I've never been one to drink a full cup of coffee - just a few gulps will be all I need to get going in the a.m. I love how incredibly light and quick drying it is. I've already recommended to several friends.

                  Interesting variety of satisfaction levels....

                  Interesting variety of satisfaction levels. It suggests to me that it might be a good idea to play with the coarseness of the grind. I notice in the video they talk about grinding it to "fine," but I imagine plugging might become a problem. People without grinders (which I'm guessing is most backpackers, unless they pre-grind at home) probably are using drip-grind, which I imagine might be fine, and may in fact be most people and account for the 5 star folks. I'm going to buy it because it's inexpensive and play with it at home. I do hate weak, cold coffee and would hate it more without my microwave to fix things! :-) Maybe the next reviewers could mention what grind they used.