"Noseeum netting makes a good filter also."
Does it have any problem with the hot water? If not lots of DIY project there.
I think there is a crucial division between people who like it I'm gonna say "American" style - filtered within an inch of its life (my dad) and people who like it I'm gonna say "European" (or chunky) style, with more of the oils and fine particulates (that would be me). Seems like the chunky style it slightly winning here so far based on the entirely unscientific and limited sample.
Last summer I had my own personal back country coffee fit, spent some money, acquired a camera backpack full of coffee paraphernalia, and ended up coming back to where I started (tentatively) with 3 in 1 instant mixes. For me using pre-ground coffee set the taste back so much, I decided, that it wasn't worth it. So coffee snob ironically ends up using the crappiest tasting solution.
In the process I did come up with a great car camping kit that is light enough for heavyweight backpacking - total weight I think was about 14 oz. Aero press w/ a tiny Japanese hand operated burr grinder that all nests nicely. Weighs a bit more with the addition of the ... ahem... embarrassing battery-powered milk frother. The result are a really great intimation of espresso out of a regular machine. I just have yet to be convinced there is a middle ground (no pun intended) between the "insane coffee snob kit" and Thai 3-in-1 instant for backpacking.
But I still read all the coffee posts! No coffee nirvana yet for me.