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GSI Outdoors 4 Cup Stainless Mini Expresso
Amazon Price: $52.95 $50.00 You save: $2.95 (6%). (as of December 4, 2016 4:17 am –
With generous capacities ranging from 8 cups all the way to 36 cups, these coffee makers are a necessity for any camper who needs to make coffee for a large party.
- Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
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- Origin: USA
- ASIN: B000PGHD36
- Item model number: 65104
Love hate relationship, 4-stars.
12 people found this helpful.
I purchased the GSI Outdoors 4 Cup espresso maker approximately 15 years ago. It is functionally almost identical to a Bialetti Moka pot, except that it has a spout instead of a pot on top. It makes you look super cool on camping trips and it will probably improve your camping coffee experience.
It isn’t just for camping anymore
18 people found this helpful.
I first got this for camping and found out quickly that it makes a better cup of coffee with less hassle than many other more expensive methods. I use it on my kitchen stove and it fits right into my morning routine so I can bring a perfect cup for the ride to work without having to make a drop more than I want.
NOT just a fun camping toy.
2 people found this helpful.
I’ve owned my GSI 4Cup mini espresso for about six weeks now, and have used it almost exclusively to prepare my daily morning jump-starts. As other reviewers have mentioned, the new plastic extension is nice for removing the pot from the heat source, and the stainless construction is surely more durable long-term than the older aluminum model.
Better than cheap electric expresso maker
4 people found this helpful.
I bought this for our RV and it is much better than the cheap expresso maker we were using. It’s small and does not take up much space. I am glad I got the 4 cup version because after using it I’m sure the smaller one would have been to little. I use a little stainless steel creamer pitcher and measure the water with that. It does leave a little water that won’t pump out in the base of the unit. It does sputter a bit and splatter some coffee on the stove but its not to bad. Its very easy to use and clean and its easy to store with storage being an issue.
Great coffee at the campsite!
5 people found this helpful.
I love this coffee maker, but warning, it splatters because of its design, so you have to chose the right cup to accompany it. The cup must be tall and able to accommodate a full cup of coffee, because near the end of the ‘brew’, the water jets out with a lot of force, and splatters, so the wrong mug could make a mess. Also, it helps if the cup has a protective handle, or doesn’t get too hot, as the metal base transfers a lot of heat. The ideal mug would be tall and wide, with an insulated handle, and a cover that allows just the spout to enter. I am surprised that GSI hasn’t developed one, yet.
Handy little one cup stove-top espresso maker
Very cool little contraption. My DH has used this as his everyday espresso machine for years. It’s nice that it’s all stainless steel, so it doesn’t become pitted and discolored like the aluminum ones. Probably not supposed to, but we’ve put it in the dishwasher for years with no ill effects. And your coffee is sitting on a shelf so it never overheats or tastes burned like the other models. The metal body gets very hot, so although your cup is nicely pre-heated for a piping hot cup o joe, it can be tricky to carefully remove it from the burner–need 2 hands and hot pads. And find a lighter weight espresso cup that won’t unbalance it when it’s full.
8 people found this helpful.
I have both sizes of this item, and I noticed the larger one makes approximately the same amount as the smaller one…I think it is the placement of the steam vent in the bottom part…I would just replace with the smaller size in future…
The second best piece of camping equipment ever…
4 people found this helpful.
The first was my kelty microfleece sleeping bag warmer, but if I have to get out of that on a cold morning, at least I can slide ride into a nice hot espresso to make up for it. This thing will take the worst ground coffee (stale folgers that was left over from the last camping trip) and the worst tasting water (North Texas lake water in August) and turn it into wine…wait…wrong time of day. But you get the idea. Easy, fast, worth the weight, you can make regular coffee if you water it down, or drink it straight up. The trick is to screw the thing down as tight as you can when you put it together. I use it with a jetboil stove, you will want a large mug to catch the espresso, because it does splatter and sputter. Totally beats any coffee I have ever made outdoors, and I own the lot of camping and backpacking coffee makers – drip, propane, press, percopot – tried em all and nothing comes close to the flavor this little device doles out. I have taken to using at home too as it does a better job than my electric espresso maker. I will not hesitate to take this backpacking – at a pound of weight, its absolutely worth it!