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    21 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
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    So much better than instant

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this to be able to actually enjoy my coffee backpacking instead of having to choke down instant packets. I do agree with some others the cleanup is water intensive, and when backpacking in the desert I usually bring small paper filters and just deal with the refuse, it makes clean up very quick and uses no water, and I also think the paper filter results in a cleaner filter. Make sure you use fine ground coffee and this thing dose the trick.

    Perfect for the husband!

      My husband was so thrilled to get this, along with a variety of other camping accessories for Christmas! We have been wanting to replace some of our camping gear for easier packing. This is a perfect addition!

      Best coffee maker for backpacking

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've been looking for a coffee solution that makes better coffee than the french press design, but doesn't use paper filters or product unnecessary waste like the Kuju coffees. Alas here is the solution! Clips to my Hydroflask and stays in place while making the coffee. Also works great on my camp cup. Very easy to clean, no need to waste water as the coffee grounds come right off. And for the ultralighter, this ways practically nothing.

      Lightweight and easy to clean

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Super lightweight and easy to clean! Folds down nicely for packing and is perfect for backpacking & camping. I've been using it at home too (I normally use a french press, but sometimes good old drip is needed).

      Perfect for backpacking!

        I used this to make coffee every morning on my last backpacking trip and it worked great! It is super compact, weighs very little, and clipped onto my mug! What more could you ask for?

        What is camping without coffee?

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This thing is awesome.

        My friend actually had it first and I saw her using it inside her house which I thought was pretty funny. I decided to buy two of these, one for my boyfriend and one for myself. My boyfriend used to use an old coffee filter from a coffee pot. That was very inconvenient because you had to hold it the entire time and pour plus hold the cup. HARD.

        We love this thing. It has fit on all the cups we have tried, the Jetboil, GSI mug, Sea to Summit mug, and even coffee mugs at home.

        It is easy to pack flat. I put it inside the Jetboil with the other gadgets.

        Easy to clean!

        PS. Does not come with the orange cup in the photo , the orange cup is sold separately and it is the GSI Outdoor infinity.

        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.

            I'd have to agree with Perry, I've used this thing for a couple years now and can get coffee to come out just as good and strong as a normal drip brewer at home no problem. The key, which I assume people with negative experiences are skipping, is to make sure the coffee is ground fairly fine. If it's too coarse the water will move through too quickly and come out super weak, but if ground to the right consistency it will come out as strong as you can handle. Pouring slowly is also important.

            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 -

                    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.

                    I have made delicious brew with this simple device using a finely ground coffee. I have Starbucks grind it for me when I purchase a bag of their coffee. Just pour the hot water through the grounds SLOWLY. There will be no clogging.