Brew up a quality cup of coffee or tea when you're in the backcountry with MSR's reusable Mugmate Coffee and Tea Filter.

Pack MSR's Mugmate Coffee and Tea Filter and satisfy your outdoor java cravings without having to pack out soggy paper filters. The Mugmate's low profile stores in just about any mug or cup for easy packing, and remains reusable for all your camping adventures.

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best coffe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

super light and works great. I use it backpacking for making cow boy coffee or just when ever i need a strong cup. defiantly a recommend.

Proper cup of Joe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this little item and can't go backpacking without it! In a pinch, I will use instant coffee packets, but this coffee solution is the tried & true! Simple to use as either a poor over system or i have used it as purely a filter for cowboy coffee (boiling the coffee grounds with the water, then pouring into your cup through this filter) when you are wanting a really strong cup. over all great product, just find a cup that works well with it! This is the perfect match for my Snow Peak 450 Ti cup!

Every backpacker's dream!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used my MSR Mugmate Reusable Coffee Filter almost every day on my trip to Oregon. I was able to put it in my backpack along with my plates/cups and it took up very little space. It is great to set right in your coffee mug to help keep the amount of space it takes up to a minimum. When you're finished with it, all that needs to be done is to properly dispose of the coffee grinds and rinse out with water. The coffee came out tasting excellent. I think it's far easier to use and transport compared to a french press. It's what every backpacker/coffee enthusiast needs on their next trip! Highly recommend!

Replacing instant

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I always brought Sbucks instant packets of coffee on my trips and it did the job, but got to be pretty pricey at like 7-8 dollars for an 8 pack. I bought this filter for its packability and hopefully money saving prowess. I always French press fresh coffee at home, so this thing doesn't make as good of cup that I get at home, but for the money and weight it is worth it. You can either make cowboy coffee and strain it through this, or add coffee to this and steep. Try to press the grounds a little too. That helps if you like it strong.

Solid for pour overs and tea

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The fact it's super light, easy to clean, and fine enough mesh that it can do coffee or tea makes it greatly versatile. It's been solid to take with me either camping or kept in my desk. I suggest this as a must if you're big on drinking anything but water on a nice long trip. Solid use with a price that's awesome.

The lightest and compact ever!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is all I need for backpacking! I use tea/coffee in my mug. Very easy to clean and to store away. This filter goes with me everywhere I go. I just boil hot water just outside of my tent to make my coffee to stay warn inside my tent. :)

Light weight!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Very light weight and a great alternative to a french press for backpacking trips. Easy to use!

Camp coffee

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I tried it at home to find the right grind several times. (Cuisinart burr grinder. Two notches below medium setting.) We went backpacking this last weekend and it was the hit of camp. Of the people who tried it they loved it. I personally will continue to use it over and over. Good coffee beans are a must for sure. Stumptown is my favorite. I filled it one half full of grinds per one 10 oz. cup. The second cup on the same grinds is ok but not at good as the first. It definitely takes time to do it right but well worth it. I swirled it as I poured the hot water through. Overall impression.....Perfection on the trail.

Camp coffee

I once hated coffee..

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was never the type to just absolutely need coffee before breaking camp, my wife however loves her coffee. So in an ever evolving effort to be a good husband I packed along single serving instant coffee packets. Well suffice to say they're not the best.. I have a little GSI halulite kettle and this little filter fits right down inside of it, along with my MSR pocket rocket in its protective plastic jacket. I also pack a zip lock bag of freshly ground coffee beans. It's really remarkably simplistic but the results are fantastic. When we're in the back country it's far from "Glamping" but when you can start your day off with a fresh cup of roasted southern pecan coffee... it almost feels like it. I suggested it to a friend who looked at its simple design and balked at the 15 dollar price tag, to lend them some perspective I reminded them that 8 packets of Starbucks VIA instant coffee is about 7 bucks.

Too good for just camping

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best infuser I've ever used. No more instant coffee on camping trips for me. I've also stopped using my French press at home in favor of this as well - fewer grounds end up in my coffee, and the cleanup is so much simpler. This thing is fantastic. I only wish it were narrow enough to fit in the top of my insulated Kleen Kanteen insulated bottle.

Overpriced

    Let me start by saying that this is an overpriced Finum Teeli filter. You can usually find those for under $10, and I have several tea infusers as well that I picked up for $1 or 2 each.



    These are nice for around the house or office though. I don't always want to deal with cleaning out my bulky french press, so I'll throw in some freshly ground coffee into the filter, and then after a few minutes of brewing in your mug, you can dump it in the trash.



    There are better things to use for backpacking as well. It takes up as much room as a small cup, yet it doesn't hold an ounce of liquid. Tea infusers are a quarter of the size and much much cheaper.

    You can't brew coffee in a tea infuser, but if you're not grinding your beans and brewing it right then and there, your coffee isn't going to taste that great anyways. For this reason, I always pick up some instant coffee for camping. Same crappy pre-ground coffee taste, but ZERO cleanup.



    Great product, don't get me wrong, but pretty expensive for what it is.

    Seriously, look up the Finum Teeli

    Super Easy, low maintenance

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My daily routine is taking coffee with me to work, but having a thermos that only carries a single cup for the day can kind of put a damper on things when I want a second cup. Hello MSR Mugmate! Being able to take grounds with me to work (or tea) and just use it like a pour over is super helpful to get that second kick out of my day. Also very handy in backpacking trips when I want to cut down on how much waste I'm having to use over filters. Plus it's nice to have a screen for filtering water from streams, too. At least the big particles, not the bacteria obviously. Great to have, easy to use, sturdy for a good long time of brewing . Excellent choice for on the go needs. Oh, and the price is crazy low for how handy it is.

    perfect for backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Excellent for saving weight in the backpacking kitchen.

    Coffee lover's best friend

      This thing is small and light weight, perfect for backpacking. It makes a good cup of coffee for only 1 oz. Before this thing coffee lovers either had to settle on instant or those bulky french presses. You don't have to add weight to your pack by carrying paper filters like other drip makers out there. It is a little pricey for what it is but it does a good job.

      Will this work with an MSR plastic 10 oz...

      Will this work with an MSR plastic 10 oz mug?

      The wingspan of this is a little more than 3.75 inches so as long as the mug is a little under that you should be good.

      Coffee on the run? Yeah, you want that!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      YES! That's all you need to know about this. Cheap and easy, makes boss coffee, just bring the grounds, lightweight, easy to clean and downright awesome.

      Must be alien technology

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      After using this I tossed my french press and my pour over coffee making-thingy.

      It fits perfectly in my Snow Peak cup so it adds nothing to the weight of my bag which is perfect for me.

      This is seriously alien technology that can make coffee drinker out of non-believers!

      What size Snow Peak cup? Wondering if it will be too small for the 600.

      good purchase

        Light, simple, and works. That fits all of my requirements.

        looking inside

        looking inside

        Does its job, and lasts

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The surgical grade mesh on this thing is the main benefit. I use them at home and on the trail as long as running water is available for cleaning. The result is drip-filter-quality coffee and awesome tea at home. I wish the lid had some sort of seal so you could reuse ground or tea leaves, but that would require some major design changes which might hurt the simplicity and ease of cleaning (just need powerful spray or a stream as others have mentioned)