Chic, sleek and classic, French press coffee makers are coffee connoisseurs’ favorite way to brew their morning, afternoon or post-dinner cup. French press makers do not employ paper filters, thus letting the natural oils and flavors of the coffee bloom in every brew. Plus, no waste means it’s better for the environment.
Simply place your favorite local medium-coarse or coarse ground coffee into the carafe, cover with hot, filtered water and let steep for four to six minutes. Slowly depress the carafe’s filter plunger and enjoy right away for optimal flavor.
Here are our favorite selections for your next at-home café experience.
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Bodum’s Chambord French press is based on the original concept created before WWII by Italian designer Attilio Calimani, and perfected in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Decades of innovation have created a classic French press that will stand the test of time. Chambord’s heat-resistant glass carafe is accented with stainless steel or copper and brews a generous eight cup batch. Revelator Coffee, stainless steel, $40, copper, $50, revelatorcoffee.com.
From French cookware and bakeware legend Le Creuset, this stoneware French press combines classic style with function. The carafe’s non-porous stoneware keeps servings warm and brews 34 ounces (4.25 cups) plus, it comes in 11 collectible Le Creuset colors to match any breakfast-nook décor, including black licorice, orange flame, clean white and Marseille blue. LeCreuset.com.
Espro’s coffee and tea brew innovations, created by an MIT engineer and fuel cell car designer, are top-of-the-line and cutting edge, with a sleek, modern profile. The P7 model features a double micro-filter that eliminates grit, and a stainless steel, double-walled carafe keeps coffee hot and fresh for longer. The P7 is available in stainless steel, black and white finishes, and holds 32 ounces of freshly brewed coffee. Espro.com.