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Top 10 French Presses 2017

Any connoisseur of caffeine will tell you that one of the best and simplest ways to get a fresh and full-bodied cup of coffee is with a French press. This delicate method of separating and filtering the grounds sets it aside from other brewing styles. Our selection of presses comes in a range of sizes and materials, so you can easily find one that matches the needs of you or your family.

Frieling USA Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker with Patented Dual Screen, Polished, 36-OunceFrench Press Coffee & Tea Makers 8 Cup (1 liter, 34 oz)--Best Coffee Press Pot with 304 Grade Stainless Steel & Heat-Resistant Borosilicate Glass--2 Free Bonus Stainless Steel Screen in PackageBodum CHAMBORD Coffee & Tea Maker, French Press Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel & Heat-Resistant Borosilicate Glass, The Original French Press, Made in Europe, 8 cup, 1 liter, 34 ouncesSecura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML)GROSCHE Madrid French Press Coffee Maker, Tea Press & Coffee Press 8 cup 34 oz 1L with German GlassFrench Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle (34 Oz – 8 Cups): 3 Items–Double-Wall Stainless Steel French Press, Serving Scoop, Dessert Spoon & 4 Ultra-Fine Filter Screens-Top RatedRitual French Coffee Press, Bamboo Wood, Borosilicate Glass, and Stainless Steel, Coffee Maker with Bonus Filter 36oz/1000mlCafe Du Chateau 34oz French Press Coffee Maker, 4 Level Filtration System, 304 Grade Stainless Steel, Heat Resistant Borosilicate GlassStarbucks Stainless Steel Travel Press Black, 10 ozLe Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press, Cerise (Cherry Red)

An Impressive Cup Of Coffee

A strange dichotomy has taken hold of coffee culture in the past 20 years. Places like Starbucks and its most direct competitors offer up a litany of caffeinated drinks presumably derived from coffee beans. Most consumers order them in forms so far removed from actual coffee by the addition of sugar, creamers, flavorings, and spices that to call the drinks coffee would be a kind of deception.

Then, there is the opposite end of the coffee-lover spectrum, which was, perhaps, a knee-jerk reaction to the gourmand approach taken up by the big java retailers. I'm talking about the in-group of gourmet coffee enthusiasts, the specialists, the aficionados. These are the folks who brew different strains of bean at different water temperatures and store their coffee in underground, sound-proof vaults.

That's not to say the coffee purists out there necessarily know what they're talking about. Honestly, you could get a large enough group of people together and if they all agree on the superiority of the characteristics of one glass of water over another you could capitalize on a craze over gourmet boutique artisan water in no time.

One thing that's pretty undeniable, however, whether you're a purist or a casual coffee drinker, is that the way you choose to brew your coffee has a distinct effect on its flavor and its strength. When you use a French press, specifically, you're liable to end up with a stronger, more flavorful cup of coffee from the same amount of water and beans as you would in a regular drip coffee maker.

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Coffee, unlike revenge, is a dish best served hot. I would argue that hot revenge has its good points, as well, but the point is that coffee just tastes better hot. That's because our human taste receptors don't respond with as much specificity when we consume foods at or above 98˚F. Beyond that point, we tasteless and less, so that piping hot cup of coffee just tastes less bitter. The same is true below a certain temperature, as well, for all you iced coffee drinkers out there.

That means you want to find a French press that, among other things, comes in a material that will best insulate your joe against the cold. Understanding how coffee gets cold in the first place ought to help with your decision.

The thermal conductivity of a material is what will determine its ability to keep a hot beverage hot. Hot coffee is hot because its molecules move so quickly. As they slam into the sides of a container, they transfer a certain amount of energy to the container wall, slowing them down and cooling off your drink.

For clarity, imagine that you were in a mattress shop, and your sole purpose was to find the mattress that was the most fun for jumping and bouncing. If you jumped on a particularly hard mattress, your legs would get tired and your disappointment would ultimately grind your fun to a halt. If, however, you found yourself a wonderfully springy mattress, the sheer joy of the bounce could keep you airborne for hours. You want to choose a material for your coffee that's best for bouncing.

This is where the purists will come in and berate me for suggesting that you brew a full French press and leave the unconsumed portion behind until you're ready to drink it. They'll tell you that you're ruining the remaining coffee by over-brewing it. Technically, they'd be right; your coffee will increase in strength and bitterness the longer you leave it in the press, even after you press it. But if we're speaking in realities here, then that is most certainly what you will do. Either way, if you only have your coffee in there for the five minutes it takes to brew, you want it coming out as hot as it went in.

As far as the bounciness of your materials goes, glass is best, as it doesn't have a crystalline surface to it like metal or ceramic, so it gets the highest bounce rating. Ceramics come in a close second, with metal pulling up the rear. Take a look at the sizes of the available presses on our list, and match up the right amount of coffee for your household with the best available bounce, and the heat will hang around.

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Before the French press as we know it today came about–with its metal mesh screens and elongated press arm–European coffee drinkers used cheesecloth screens fitted to somewhat similar metal rods for their brewing purposes. It wasn't until 1929 that a Milanese designer named Attilio Calimani patented a press we would categorize with its modern brethren.

Another Italian, Faliero Bondanini, began producing a similar device out of a French clarinet factory in 1958, and it quickly caught on in that nation, despite essentially being an Italian invention. Aided in part by its use in the 1965 British espionage thriller The Ipcress File, the device's popularity spread throughout Europe, eventually making its way to the US.

Since the coffee purists came along and started making us all feel bad about how we drink our coffee, presses have gotten even more popular stateside, so much so that companies like Starbucks have created single-serve travel presses like the one on our list.


#10.Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press, Cerise (Cherry Red)


Absolutely love this french press! It is SOLID and beautiful. The heavyweight ceramic keeps my second cup of coffee hot for a reasonable amount of time and feels the expensive and high quality. The cherry color is gorgeous. I really appreciate the stainless steel mesh and plunger (way better than the cheap plastic junk). The lid on mine fits fine. This is a winner!


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#9.Starbucks Stainless Steel Travel Press Black, 10 oz


The coffee press brews up 10 fl oz of flavorful coffee within four minutes, while the stainless steel tumbler's heat-retaining double wall helps keep your beverage at a consistent temperature for hours. Featuring a twist-on lid, an easy-grip silicone band around the center and a beautiful matte black color, this travel press is the ultimate in convenience. It's also great for brewing tea. Starbucks name on the side. Top-rack dishwasher safe. Do not microwave.


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#8.Cafe Du Chateau 34oz French Press Coffee Maker, 4 Level Filtration System, 304 Grade Stainless Steel, Heat Resistant Borosilicate Glass


I usually have one cup of coffee in the morning. Occasionally two. Bottom line is I want GOOD coffee! My son gave me a Keurig. I like that I can make one cup with a Keurig since my husband doesn't drink coffee. I found the coffee to be 'ok'. My bigger issue is that we are about to full time in an RV. Space matters.


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#7.Ritual French Coffee Press, Bamboo Wood, Borosilicate Glass, and Stainless Steel, Coffee Maker with Bonus Filter 36oz/1000ml


We love coffee as much as you do. That's why we paid attention to every detail when designing this French Press. The glass body combined with the stainless steel frame and bamboo trim provide a beautiful, unique piece that is sure to impress your guests. The precision filter ensures you drink only smooth, bold coffee.


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#6.French Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle (34 Oz – 8 Cups): 3 Items–Double-Wall Stainless Steel French Press, Serving Scoop, Dessert Spoon & 4 Ultra-Fine Filter Screens-Top Rated


Your morning coffee has never tasted better, fresher and bolder than when you make it yourself with a premium French Press from Brill Stone. If you’re a coffee drinker, you know the difference between a regular cup of joe in a Styrofoam cup that just gets you going in the morning and a barista-made fresh roast that dances on your taste buds with every drop. And now, thanks to the Brill Stone French Press Bundle, you can craft all your favorite blends in your very own kitchen.


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#5.GROSCHE Madrid French Press Coffee Maker, Tea Press & Coffee Press 8 cup 34 oz 1L with German Glass


The immersion brewing method for making coffee gives the boldest flavors of any brewing technology. And its one of our favorites. The natural oils of the coffee bean are fully immersed in the water, and give your coffee flavor a true richness that is unmatched by any other way of brewing coffee.


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#4.Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML)


I really like this! Easy to clean, keeps the coffee hot ... for about an hour, which is far better than my previously wrapped glass pot. And no, there's no way for coffee or water to get up on the lid. After reading previous reviews I was worried about that, but it can't happen. Nice product. I like it!


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#3.Bodum CHAMBORD Coffee & Tea Maker, French Press Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel & Heat-Resistant Borosilicate Glass, The Original French Press, Made in Europe, 8 cup, 1 liter, 34 ounces


Chambord is a true original – the classic French press coffee maker designed in the fifties. To this day we continue to produce the Chambord with the same artisan craftsmanship of yesteryear, but with a focus on environmentally responsible manufacturing in our, Bodum owned factory in Portugal. The frame and lid, made of steel, undergo several chrome plating processes to obtain a durable shiny surface that will last for many years of intense use. The spare glass beaker is made of heat-resistant Borosilicate glass.


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#2.French Press Coffee & Tea Makers 8 Cup (1 liter, 34 oz)--Best Coffee Press Pot with 304 Grade Stainless Steel & Heat-Resistant Borosilicate Glass--2 Free Bonus Stainless Steel Screen in Package


Makes the best tasting coffee-brews 1 liter, 34oz. The total carafe is made of durable and heat-resistant borosilicate glass far more superior than other French presses in removing "all" grounds from your coffee giving you an amazingly smooth cup of coffee perfect gift for all coffee and tea lovers two extra replacement screens included with this SterlingPro French press.


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#1.Frieling USA Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker with Patented Dual Screen, Polished, 36-Ounce


Celebrate the pure flavor of coffee with our double wall insulated French Presses which retain heat four times longer than a glass press. Made of 18/10 stainless steel, these presses are extremely durable, built to stand the test of time.


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