French Presses are known as the simplest of all brewing systems when it comes to making coffee. For decades, they have been associated with making the purest coffee and espresso simply by steeping coffee grounds and hot water in a beaker. Once the coffee is done steeping, a metal mesh filter is pressed to the bottom of the beaker, which separates the coffee grounds from the liquid coffee and guarantees you get the bold, unique flavor coffee was meant to provide.
So how do you choose the right one? To keep it simple, you can break up the French Press into two categories: stainless steel or glass brewers. Personal preference aside, stainless steel presses won’t shatter easily and retain heat better while a glass model, which allows you to see the coffee brewing and some also come with stylish protective frames surrounding the glass to help prevent shattering.
1. Bodum 1548-01US Brazil French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
The Brazil French Press by Bodum is easy to use, easy to clean and easy on your wallet. In just 4 minutes you can brew delicious coffee that is full of flavor due to the 3-part stainless steel plunger which allows for premium extraction, a mesh filter which allows for flavor to be delivered direct to your cup and not absorbed by a paper filter which also means no waste.
2. Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker
The Secura French Press is made from top quality stainless steel on both the interior and exterior which ensures longevity. A 3-layered stainless steel filter structure traps the smallest coffee grounds to produce an exceptional full-bodied flavor and a bonus stainless steel screen is included. When the two are stacked together, this gives your coffee or espresso a more refined taste. Lastly, it’s designed with a cool touch handle and knob provide for a comfortable and safe pour.
3. KONA French Press Coffee Maker
The KONA French Press Coffee Maker uses a 3-piece stainless steel infuser filter system ensuring your most authentic cup of coffee yet. This French Press is also made from not only a thermal shock-resistant glass but has been wrapped with a stylish protective design to minimize breakage.