When preparing your gear for a backpacking trip a few no brainers instantly come to mind. Sleeping Bag, Tent, Hiking Boots, and your Maps are probably on that list. You will most likely start to plan which trails you’re going to hike. The food you’re going to need is also important, but you don’t think about how you’ll feel waking up the next day after walking 8+ miles. That’s where GSI Outdoors Java Press can save the day, or night..whatever floats your boat, by bringing you fresh brewed hot coffee to warm you up and get you going.
It didn’t take us many trips to the backcountry to realize how vital a coffee maker was to help jump start our long days of hiking. The GSI Outdoors Java Press mug is basically indestructible. It comes in handy when you forget your coffeecup at home. The press comes equipped with a double stitched thermal coozie. It is super durable and allows your coffee to stay warmer for much longer. The coozie has a strong handle making it easy to clip right on your pack. The filter is decent. It does allow a few grinds to pass through. I’ve noticed that you end up with less grinds if you plunge the handle down slowly. Another good tip is to use the coarse ground coffee, it helps prevent the grinds from being able to pass the filter.
The process of brewing coffee itself is super easy. Once you’ve boiled your water, prime the mug by pouring in just a little hot water and shaking it around. Once primed, add a couple spoon fulls of coffee then add water slowly. When placing the lid on the cup make sure the arrow is facing the opposite side of the spout ensuring it is properly sealed. Allow the sealed Java Press to sit 5-10 minutes. Slowly push down the handle, twist the lid so the arrow is now facing the spout, pour, and enjoy!
“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.”
I really don’t have anything negative to say about this product. Besides a few grinds, which is just a good extra kick, it taste just as good a cup of home brewed coffee! This mug is not just an item on my list, it is a necessity I will continue to bring on every adventure.
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