What the heck - a backpacking stovetop camp stove and pot in the coffee holiday gift list?
YES. Here's why. This is just about the fastest way you can heat up 500-800ml of water. It's faster than electric, faster than stovetop, faster than induction. It's screaming fast. And everything you see in the picture breaks down to sit inside just the black "Jetboil" cannister (including the gray area where the flame is). And, it's ultra portable! And (a lot of ands lol) - for another $15, you can buy the Jetboil press pot lid and convert this bad boy into a complete press pot coffee kettle and brewer.
This is the budget Jetboil system; for an upcoming article on CoffeeGeek, we battle tested the Jetboil Sol, which is a slightly more advanced (and much lighter) version. That product was phenomenal, and I have no doubts this "budget" Zip version is almost as good.
And (last and) at just $64, you could toss in a $8 Melitta pourover and bam, pourover coffee off the grid.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.