• Weight 28 grams
  • Cost $54.95

MSR Coffee/Tea Filter

Camp kitchen


Rating: 8.6 / 10
Value for Money 2.1 / 2.5
Ease of use 2.1 / 2.5
Quality of Coffee 2.3 / 2.5
Quality of Coffee 2.1 / 2.5

MSR Coffee/Tea Filter Review

For the last 20 years I have used a coffee plunger to make my coffee at home so I have very specific ideas about what coffee should taste like. For me the MSR Coffee/Tea Filter is one of only two options that reproduces the coffee experience I have at home.

This little unit can best be described as a fine metal filter that traps the coffee grounds but allows the coffee to diffuse into the mug. It’s about as simple as it gets to make coffee with this unit which uses the following steps:

  1. Find a suitable width cup/mug
  2. Place the MSR Coffee/Tea Filter in the mug
  3. Put the desired amount of coffee into the filter
  4. Pour in the water over the coffee into the mug and let steep to your desired strength
  5. Remove the filter and add milk/sugar
  6. Throw away the coffee grounds and clean the filter
  7. Drink up!

Now while this little filter makes excellent coffee there is a downside. The first being you need a solid mug of some sort. It’s not necessary to have a solid mug to make the coffee, you just need one that is the right width for the filter ‘wings’ to sit on. You can just as easily use something like the Sea to Summit X-mug or X-cup and the end result will be the same. You need a solid mug to store the filter in otherwise you run the risk of squashing this filter beyond use. Now this may not be an issue for most people but the weight you save in carrying this filter you will use up in something like the Sea to Summit Delta Mug or similar. The other issue with this filter is that it becomes one more item to clean at the end of your meal. But at least it means your stove unit stays coffee free unlike when you use the Jetboil Grande Coffee Press.

On other thing you need think about is this little filter also does tea as well. So if you are into leaf tea then this is a good option to keep your tea nice and clean while producing minimal rubbish as opposed to using tea bags.

This is a very good coffee option for those who normally drink plunger coffee.

We Like

  • At only 28 grams this little filter is about as light as it gets to make coffee
  • Makes very good coffee
  • Also good for using with leaf tea
  • Doesn’t limit you to one type of stove

We Don't like

  • You need a solid mug of some sort to store the filter unit it otherwise you run the risk of squashing it beyond use if you don’t handle it with care
  • Extra clean up step at the end of the meal

Best Uses

An excellent lightweight choice for making coffee and leaf tea

MSR Coffee and Tea Filter out of pack

Buy One

You can purchase the MSR Coffee/Tea Filter from Snowys or from Wildfire Sports

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AUD $54.95 RRP

MSR Filter in a Sea to Summit Delta Mug. Notice the filter resting on the edges of the mug

MSR Filter in a Sea to Summit X-mug. While this mug is too wide the filter does its job



This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker

Last updated

19 February 2024

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