8.04.2013

Camp Coffee Makers - What about a Collapsible Drip Coffee Maker? GSI Outdoors has one






GSI Outdoors 79480 Collapsible Java Drip Coffee Maker

My own personal 'camping' coffee maker is a traditional, light weight, cheap, aluminum pot.  It works fine but it does take up space and the bottom always has to be scrubbed to get the black soot off.  For backpacking or travel or hotel use, it's not an option.  Just for 'family' camping trips where we are bringing bins of 'things' to begin with. So... looking for other options this morning I found a collapsible coffee maker.  

Don't settle for instant, when you're on the trail or in camp.  The GSI Outdoors Collapsible Java Drip lets you enjoy freshly brewed coffee, just as you would at home. Folds flat and weighs next to nothing, for easy packing.

Collapsible drip cone holds #2 or #4 paper filters to brew 1 to 12 cups of coffee.  The unique flanged design helps center the drip cone over mugs, cups and wide-mouth bottles for stable, spill-free brewing.  Lid doubles as a trivet after brewing.

  • #2 & #4 Filter capacity brews 1-12 cups of coffee
  • Collapsible silicone bellows design expands from 1-Inch high, 5.6-Inch diameter disc to a sturdy, full height drip cone
  • Unique, fit-ring design centers drip cone over mugs, cups and wide mouth water bottles for stable spill free brewing
  • Weight 4.8-Ounce
  • Includes collapsible 4 drip cone, snap-on cover

The only complaint I've found has nothing to do with the product usage, but that it has a silicone smell when you first take it out of its packaging.  But one wash with dishsoap and hot water and it's gone and you are good to go.

Here is a tip a reader on Amazon had shared, which I think is a good one:
Pour about a 1/3 of your water slowly over the coffee to let it bloom, wait a few seconds then the rest making sure you soak all the grounds. I get my water to a full boil to make sure its plenty hot.




You might also be interested in more traditional 'camp' coffee pots as well as an upgraded 'wow' version: