Last but not least, one must also pay attention to the overall design of a French press, mostly for aesthetic reasons. Usually, French presses tend to be built in a traditional fashion, even though some can also boast certain patterns or physical additions that may or may not affect the general performance of the press itself. Keep in mind that this may also affect the unit’s price, a price that can range anywhere from $20 to $150 or more depending on its capabilities.
2nd order came with broken glass .. probably due to the fact there is ZERO package protection so...luckily the metal was straight on the second order so I just returned the old crooked metal press with the thousand broken glass shards that arrived. All in all I got my French press but still what a hassle! This review only has 4 stars because the French press it's self it great. But I give 1 star for whom ever is sending these out in the mail.
Which raises the question: For a method as straightforward as French-press brewing, how fancy does the equipment really need to be? A French press only needs to accomplish two things, after all: hold hot water and filter out the grounds. The Mr. Coffee Coffee Press proves that, to some degree, a workable French press can be had for a very modest investment.

Once plunged, the Espro P3’s double filter also slows the grounds from brewing by locking the grounds and a small amount of coffee at the bottom of the press. This portion of the brew continues extracting as long as it sits in the beaker, but it’s too thick and sludgy to pass through the filter. Meanwhile, your coffee sits on top of the filters, relatively separate from the grounds. So if you leave your coffee in the beaker for more than four minutes, the Espro P3 won’t spoil your brew as much as a normal press would.
All of this would be more forgivable if the unique stoneware carafe exhibited better-than-average heat retention. Alas, it does not. In fact, it was the poorest performer of the five French-press brewers in our heat-retention tests. The contents of the carafe dropped well below the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) recommended brewing temperature range within 30 seconds of receiving 600 grams of water at 205 degrees Fahrenheit, then dropped another 14 or 15 degrees over the following five minutes.
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As a result of its near-perfect, shatter-resistant, BPA-free glass carafe construction, this coffee maker stands out as one of the sturdiest out there. Versatile and easy to use, this reliable coffee press can extract the perfect amount of essential oils and acids from virtually any type of coffee you might enjoy. It also benefits from a 3-part stainless steel mesh filter and 100% dishwasher-safe components.
All of this would be more forgivable if the unique stoneware carafe exhibited better-than-average heat retention. Alas, it does not. In fact, it was the poorest performer of the five French-press brewers in our heat-retention tests. The contents of the carafe dropped well below the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) recommended brewing temperature range within 30 seconds of receiving 600 grams of water at 205 degrees Fahrenheit, then dropped another 14 or 15 degrees over the following five minutes.

2nd order came with broken glass .. probably due to the fact there is ZERO package protection so...luckily the metal was straight on the second order so I just returned the old crooked metal press with the thousand broken glass shards that arrived. All in all I got my French press but still what a hassle! This review only has 4 stars because the French press it's self it great. But I give 1 star for whom ever is sending these out in the mail.

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For those who prefer darker roasts or who are switching to a French press directly from a low-performance automatic drip coffee machine, a low brewing temperature may not produce noticeably disappointing results. However, sub-optimum brew temperatures definitely will not bring out the best in dense-bean, high-grown, freshly light- or medium-roasted coffees. And some lower-priced French presses offer better insulation and heat retention, as well as a better-performing filter and a less wobbly lid.
The real, noticeable difference with this Secura model is the flavor of the coffee. Rather than having 2 filters as many top-of-the-range presses have, this unit has 3. There was no bitter aftertaste or coffee grounds in our cups! It’s completely dishwasher safe too, so cleaning those filters is as simple as tapping out the remaining grounds and putting them in the wash.

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Put simply, coffee maintains its heat better throughout the brewing process in a glass carafe. Also, you can keep your eye on proceedings rendering your coffee making a highly visual experience. Crafted from heat-resistant borosilicate glass offset with rugged stainless steel, you don’t need to worry about a tiny impact shattering the carafe either. Plastic only makes an appearance on the upper lip so you won’t get any taint in your drink.

Our testers found that the KONA French Press Coffee Maker made quality coffee and was easy to use. “The combination of a protective insulated outer shell with a glass carafe makes the product more design forward but still practical and more durable,” one of our reviewers said. Just be aware of the “pronounced” design, one of our testers cautioned: “At the price, this is a nice option if you're okay with the swirl design.” Our reviewers particularly liked that the French press came with a measuring spoon for the coffee. In terms of negatives, our testers wished it were offered in more size options and also noted that the handle’s shape made storage tricky.
Mr. Coffee, of course, is better known for its automatic drip coffee machines than for its manual brewing devices. Were it not for the fact that a branded French press is practically a compulsory addition to the catalog of any housewares brand that dabbles in gear for warm drinks, it would be a surprise that Mr. Coffee, the company that revolutionized the coffee industry with the original auto-drip home coffee machine in 1972, would issue a French press at all. It’s less surprising to note that Mr. Coffee also, for a time, sold an electric French press. What’s not surprising is that, as the company today seems to hang its hat on inexpensive appliances for the budget-minded shopper, the construction of its low-cost press pot is not the best.

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And, given the critical importance of maintaining proper water temperature for brewing coffee, we conducted a series of tests on each brewer to measure heat-retention capabilities. These tests focused on measuring the rate at which hot water cooled over time inside the carafe, both with and without pre-heating, and at various volumes. We put particular weight on one test that we thought best exemplified a real-life situation, which involved pre-heating the pitcher by filling it to its maximum fill line with freshly boiled water and letting it stand for one minute, then dumping and refilling with 600 grams of water at a typical starting brewing temperature of 205 degrees Fahrenheit.

Primula


This coffee maker was a very pleasant surprise for our testers in more ways than one. One reviewer, who’d never tried a French press before, didn’t expect this one to be so easy to use and produce such a “solid” cup of coffee consistently. In terms of negatives, our testers wished the plunger and filter were a bit more sturdy to ensure that you’re plunging directly downward every single time so no grounds escape into the coffee. One tester also wished he had requested a larger model. (We got him a 12-ounce press, but this coffee maker can be as big as 51 ounces.) His small French press couldn’t make multiple cups with each use, but he did note that its small size made cleanup especially seamless.
The first thing that jumped out at me was the volume. They claim it either holds 36oz or 1 liter. Which is odd, seeing as 1 liter is approximately 34oz. After testing we can confirm that it does, in fact, hold 36oz when filled to the top. Regardless of their poor maths skills, the guys at Ritual clearly know what they are doing when it comes to designing a French coffee press!
The base-plate of the filter system is also of noticeably low quality, constructed of thin, slightly warped metal with channels pressed into it. The threading at the bottom of the rod is imprecise, causing an occasional challenge in getting it started back into the filter base. And the cylindrical nut at the bottom of the rod that keeps the three plates of the filter assembly sandwiched tightly together and attached to the rod is especially poorly designed and constructed. Higher-quality press pots have this nut either permanently installed at end of the rod or otherwise prevented from sliding upward on the rod, yet on the Mr. Coffee assembly, the nut winds freely up or down. A user must thread the rod into the filter base, and then thread the loose nut down just so, finding exactly the right combination of tightening to secure the filter, a fussy, annoying procedure. In the course of one busy morning cleanup, I had to abandon a partially assembled filter system in frustration in order to get on with my day.

Clever Creations


I have the larger version of this French Press and have used it for many years without issue. Using a French Press is one part science, one part cooking and three parts magic/luck. Once you figure out your settings you are in coffee nirvana land. Since I rarely have the need for 33 ounces of the nectar of the gods I decided to get the three person version.

This French Press comes in two capacities, one liter or 1.5 liters, and it's made out of 18/10 stainless steel. The double-wall design keeps your coffee warm and protects your hands from burning when you touch the sides or handle. Just like on the glass SterlingPro French Press, this stainless steel one has a plunger with two screens to filter out most coffee particles. You also get two free replacement screens.

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