French presses are a fantastic, and cheaper, alternative to a drip coffee machine. And, if used properly, will create much more satisfying and tastier coffee. Below, find our blog post on how to properly use a french press for the best results (click on the image).
Read on for the reviews of our top rated french presses.
This is by far the most popular french press you'll find. The heat resistant glass is a massively convenient feature making it safe to touch the glass carafe after adding hot water. But, what separates this fella from the rest of the pack is the double screen system. In short, this system will reduce the amount of coffee grounds in your coffee. If you've ever made coffee with a french press you'll know how key this is. Grounds in your cup will ruin your morning. The double screen system ensures the screen will keep contact with the glass making it impossible for grounds to escape. **The only french press on the market that contains this feature.**
The Kona is a pretty cool looking french press, no? Well, I think so.
This beauty uses the classic french press method which perfectly extracts the essential oils from coffee beans giving you that taste you desire. Cheaper french presses use paper filters, which lose flavor. The Kona, on the other hand, uses a 3-piece steel infuser system. This simplifies the extraction process while ensuring a perfect extraction simultaneously. All in all, the Kona is cool, diverse, affordable and a perfect gift for any coffee lover.
I'd characterize the Bodum Brazil as the french press for cool, hip youngsters. Coming in 4 different color options (white, black, pink and yellow) the Brazil sets itself apart from most traditional, boring french presses. I applaud Bodum for doing something different and taking a risk with the bold color options. While pink is not for me, I'm sure its a big seller. Similar to the Kona, this top rated french press features a 3-part stainless steel mesh system. This allows for premium extraction of the beans' essential oils giving you a much more flavorful cup. A feature that goes overlooked is how easy it is to clean. Every single part of the Bodum Brazil French Press is dishwasher safe. No fiddling required with this guy to clean - just put it in the dishwasher.
I encourage you to go over to Amazon.com and peruse their massive selection of over 8,400 french presses. Pay attention to reviews, both positive and negative, and the quantity. The more reviews the better if you ask me. Happy shopping!