We stopped at Cabela’s and browsed through its camping department, looking for useful items. This Gsi Sports Javapress was very impressive, especially because it came in two sizes — wussy (30 oz) and normal (50 oz).
We liked it so much, we brought it out of the camper and use it in the house.
Regular coffee press glass containers can only withstand so much abuse before they give out and you’re left with shards and a worthless a metal handle. Glass replacement carafes start around $20.
The Gsi Sports Javapress is a sturdy plastic container and is BPA-free, which is important to me. I try to ditch all plastic wares that aren’t. It’s not that I’ve gone full-Hippie, but I do try to eliminate toxins when I can. It also has an EVA sleeve to keep the brew warm. The plunger occasionally resists attempts to press the coffee, but this is usually when we fill it too high or use finely ground coffee. The mesh screen is excellent; we never get grounds in our coffee.
There is a weak link, however, in the GSI Java Press. The handles weaken after repeated use and break off. It doesn’t detract from the usefulness of the product, since you can still pick it up and pour.
Take a look at the photo and you’ll see the handle on the newer, blue press is cracking. The same thing happened to the red one. They both lasted about a year. Still, it’s worth it to us. We use the 50-oz press because we like to make a lot of coffee.
This means we’ve ordered a new one on an annual basis, at $39.99 a pop, plus shipping and handling.
This year, I discovered Amazon carries the same item, plus free shipping. Also, the description says the handle is detachable for easy packing. Be still my heart!
So, if you’re interested in improving your life with excellent coffee, prepared in an excellent coffee press, despite the the weak handle, here’s the product description :
Gsi Sports Products 79450 Javapress 50 Oz
- 50 oz. french press coffee maker that is simple and portable
- Crystal-clear, BPA-Free Carafe is lightweight and shatter-resistant allowing you to enjoy French Press coffee anywhere
- Double-walled, insulated lid holds in temperature while brewing and serving
- Silicone ring plunger design virtually eliminates coffee ‘blow-by’ for the most flavorful, mud-free coffee.
- Insulating EVA sleeve removes easily for cleaning.