The first thing you’ll need to begin brewing great french press coffee is the actual press. There are literally hundreds of different kinds out there and choosing the right one depends on a couple of different factors. Is it just for yourself or do you need to make coffee for more than one person regularly? Do you like to make coffee for your friends after a nice dinner? What’s your budget?
Here are a few recommendations for the best french press coffee maker depending on how you want to use yours:
Individual French Press
Most of us don’t put down more than 12 ounces of coffee in a single sitting, so this is the perfect choice for solo brewing. This press pot is durable and looks great and is very easy to disassemble and clean. These presses are usually made of plastic and are pretty small.
French Press for Two
This is the basic standard model for making about 3 cups of french press coffee. These press pots are extremely durable, even with a glass cup. The glass is replaceable if it ever breaks, and everything is easily cleanable after use. These will come either as plastic or metal versions.
Group French Presses
These coffee presses are large, allowing you to brew up to 8 six ounce cups of french press coffee at a time. This makes it great for gatherings and dinner parties, or even offices. This press is also metal instead of plastic because of the increased weight of the coffee in it, making it a very durable coffee press.
Steel French Press
Not only a beautiful press pot, an 8-Cup Stainless Steel Cafetierre is also amazingly practical and durable. They can brew up to 8 cups of coffee and are also thermal insulated so the coffee you make in it can stay hot for up to 2 hours, making it great for offices or dinner parties where all the coffee isn’t used at once.
Hopefully these guidelines will help you when it comes to picking out the best coffee press for you.