A few reasons make the French press a great choice for all coffee lovers. Although it is really simple, it offers is very ease to use. The simplicity never comes as a disadvantage, and if you really want a delicious cup of coffee, you can always rely on this simple coffee maker.
However, the traditional French press has its own limitations and primarily, the design flaw of the French pot puts off a good number of coffee lovers. Many people often complain about coffee getting cold easily, poor filtering system, (leaving grounds in the cup), and thin glass (easily breakable). In the end, even considering the very low-cost, all these disadvantages dissuade people from purchasing this coffee maker.
French Pot Problems and Flaws
Do you know that the flaws start with the pot itself? The glass walls of this coffee machine allow heat to dissipate very fast. Consequently, things get worse in two ways. When water cools down, the extraction process becomes slower and almost reaches at a minimum level. The flavor and aroma extraction stop after the first minute. When steeping temperature lowers, the coffee extraction is very poor. The other annoyance with thin walls is obviously the coffee temperature, your coffee will become cold after a few minutes, way too fast for most coffee lovers.
The filtering is another disadvantage of French pots. Although the mesh filter is not bad, and it is perfect for all Turkish coffee lovers, including me, drip coffee lovers may not enjoy this coffee style. This filter always leaves some fine grounds in the cup.
Another disadvantage of the traditional, inexpensive French pots, is that the beaker is made of thin, cheap glass and when you pour hot water very fast, it easily breaks. In order to address this problem, you need to pour water in two steps. Firstly, pour only a small amount of water to just cover the coffee grounds and allow the glass to warm up slowly. After that, you can add a little more water to warm up the glass a bit more and wait another 10 seconds to transfer more heat to the glass. Then, you can add the remaining water. Although this process definitely addresses the problem, it cannot be described as the most elegant way to prepare coffee.
|Material||Quality Stainless Steel||Quality Stainless Steel|
|Filter||2 stage filter with pre-filter and a fine mesh filter. Works with a finer grind.||Special two stage, nested filter with a patent pending.|
|Insulation||Double wall insulation.||Double wall vacuum insulation.|
|Finish||Brushed finish and polished finish||Polished finish|
|Size(s)||8 oz, 17 oz, 23 oz, 36 oz, 44 oz||8 oz, 18 oz, 32 oz|
|Lid||The lid doesn’t cover the spout||Twist shut lid|
|Pros||Comes in 5 sizes, great reviews on Amazon.||Vacuum insulation, special filtering.|
|Cons||Coffee can splash up through the spout if the pot is full.||I find no fault to this press, besides the price.|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
Frieling French Press – Polished Finish Mirrored Finish 36 oz
Frieling is a wonderful press pot, and it is one of the most popular coffee makers on Amazon. With thousands of happy customers, Frieling is one of the best choices.
The press comes in five dimensions, for various brewing needs. The smallest size unit holds 8 ounces, for a small kitchen setup. The largest pot is a 44 ounces pot, good enough for brewing in an office. Frieling comes in two finishes, brushed and polished. I personally can’t decide which one I like more, so choose the one that appeals most to you.
Frieling prides itself with a two-stage, dual screen, for a perfect coffee filtration. Your coffee will be properly filtered, and no silt or grounds will go into your cup. We have a full review of the Frieling here.
The Frieling Insulated French Press is a step up from your typical French press with a double wall insulation. It keeps the brew hot during, and after steeping, unlike cheaper French presses.
The mesh filter is made of steel, which ensures no plastic leaching into your cup. The plunger mechanism is sturdier than most presses, this coffee press is going to last you forever.
Frieling is a top provider to the restaurant and resort sector, their French presses are the choice of the commercial settings.
- Double-wall stainless steel French press for coffee or tea.
- Polished with a mirror finish outside and brushed finish inside.
- It’s hot – the double wall ensures your hot beverages for a long time.
- Full length handle is comfy in the hand.
- Comes in four different sizes – choose your perfect size.
- Easy to disassemble for cleaning; dishwasher safe;
- 5 year guarantee against manufacturing flaws
Frieling French Press – Video Review
The Perfect French Pot – Espro Coffee Press
How can you solve this problem and still make coffee in an elegant way? A Canadian company known as Espro has come up with an innovative model called ‘Espro Press’ and this unique coffee maker addresses all these disadvantages, normally associated with traditional French press coffee machines.
In order to improve durability and fix the heat dissipation issues, Espro used stainless steel double wall, for their pot, and you can add as much water as you like without getting worried about breaking the glass. The heat doesn’t break the pot, and even if you drop, or smash it, the pot will withstand a lot of abuse. It can take a few dents from clumsy people like me as well. The double wall of this coffee machine always maintains the brewing temperature for a longer time and you can enjoy full extraction at its best.
Do you feel annoyed when you find grits in the cup? You should not get disappointed because Espro Coffee Press solves this problem efficiently. The unique double micro filter offers a two-step filtering process and to prevent the accidental passage of coffee grounds into the cup, a silicon gasket is attached to the plunger. At the same time; this unique coffee machine always allows all the coffee oils to pass through the screen with great ease. In a nutshell, the Espro press offers a strong, clean, full-bodied and black coffee and, all these innovations make it really popular among a huge number of French press pot users.
Espro Press P7 – Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Press
The Espro P7 is one of the most advanced French press coffee makers. The brewer has two-stage filter that keeps the grounds out of your cup. There are a lot of dual filter French presses, but Espro’s has a special design and they have a patent pending for that.
One particular design improvement is the double lip seal which prevents grounds to slip through the sides of the filter. The design also gives the plunge more stability against accidentally angling the plunger during the filtration.
The vacuum insulated double walls maintain stable temperature during the brew, for more precise flavors. After brewing, the coffee stays hot in the press while the outside wall remains cool for hours.
Making coffee in your Espro press follows the same process as a typical French press.
Warm up the beaker, add coffee and water, stir, let it steep for 3 to 4 minutes, press and serve.
You have to adjust down your brewing temperature because the perfect insulation will maintain a the brewing temperature for a long time, causing an over-extraction.
The Espro press filter design works as a buffer between your grounds and the brewed beverage. So over extraction is less of a problem than with your typical coffee press.
The filters are BPA, BPS and phthalate free, made in Canada with USA manufactured materials.
- The double lip seal prevents grinds from sneaking past the micro-filters, and the buffer between the filters prevents over-extraction after brewing
- Filters are BPA, BPS and phthalate free, made from American materials in Canada
- The vacuum insulated double walls maintain stable temperature during the brew and keeps coffee hot for hours
- Top rack dishwasher safe or hand wash with bottle brush
- The two patent-pending filters get beneath the grinds and filter twice, leaving all of the flavor and none of the grit.
- Assembled in Canada