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Selecting a Great French Press Coffee Maker - Reviews of the Top Rated Brands

Updated on November 30, 2015

How the French Press Continues to Produce the Best Cup Of Coffee

If you have been searching for the best way to brew your morning cup of joe, then you're going to want to check out a french press coffee maker. I use one daily to produce the optimal blend and taste. But before you go out and buy just any brand, you'll want to consider a few things first. Some of the key considerations are price, taste, and simplicity of use. Hands down coffee lovers reach for a french press to brew the most aromatic, full bodied flavor coffee. Taste, speed, and simplicity of use are all reasons why this type of product is a quick and easy way to make exquisite tasting coffee.

Arguably it is considered faster, less expensive as well as a sure way to impress your guests, friends or family. It can have your coffee ready in about four minutes and entices bold flavors with full body. The process allows the user to have complete control over extraction and steeping of coffee. I rely on my morning cup of coffee to get my day off to a great start, and the French Press makes that process fun.

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
5 stars for Bodum Chambord

Bodum Chambord 8 cup French Press Coffee Maker

Best in Category of Stainless Steel Metal Frame

Time is critical in today's world and brewing at home cuts down the cost of expensive bistros as well as the time to travel coupled with waiting in line at local establishments. You do not have to leave home to make incredible tasting coffee for just one or for more guests. Another great benefit is the brewing time is also much shorter than traditional drip brewers.

Bodum Chambord French Press

A Bodum Chambord brewer is considered among most coffee extraordinaire, one of the best brands available. You can get maximum flavor with a heat-resistant glass carafe for a very affordable price.

The Chambord brewer has a 4.5 star rating amongst consumers. Considering the cost of one cup of brew at your favorite coffee bistro is approximately $3.00 or more, the cost for a week coffee consumption alone would be less than the cost of the Bodum brewer.

Bodum has several different styles and I have reviewed many of them that I bought and tested on Amazon. The Bodum Chambord makes one of the tastiest cups of coffee I have ever had.

Thermos Nissan 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press - Getting the best of both worlds with a thermos and coffee press

Thermos 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Thermos 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

With the vacuum insulated carafe this press aids the coffee connoisseur on the go. A consumer favorite blending travel features without compromising taste.

Keeping the brew three times longer than French Press coffee maker made with a glass carafe causes consumers to give this pot a 4+ star rating. The biggest factor for consumer consideration with this press is its indestructible feature. The thermos is lightweight and travels easily.

 

Planetary Design French Press

French Press Tabletop Coffee and Tea Maker with Brü-Stop Technology - 32 oz - Stainless Steel - Brushed Steel
French Press Tabletop Coffee and Tea Maker with Brü-Stop Technology - 32 oz - Stainless Steel - Brushed Steel

Planetary Design French Presses are made for durable and rust free stainless steel metal which gives them extra durability and the ability to keep your tea or coffee hot for a long period of time.

This product uses BPA free materials. There are about four different colors and three sizes (20oz, 32oz, and 48oz).

Here is what some customers are saying about this product: "it keeps coffee hot for hours" and this is the "best way to make your favorite drink".

 

Grosche Madrid Premium French Press Coffee and Tea maker, 1 liter 34 fl. oz. capacity - A premium coffee maker with excellent ratings

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

This French press brewer boasts a reasonable price, quick brewing and dishwasher safe. The coffee press is easy to use and looks attractive on a counter.

The one liter size allows for multiple- guest serving at one time. Four minutes of steeping is far shorter than most drip coffeemakers.

 

Sterling Pro French Press

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
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

The Sterling Pro is one of the most affordable on the market today. With nearly 500 reviews on Amazon (the majority of them positive), this product is loved by many. It also utilizes a handy double screen system which is designed to eliminate getting grounds inside the cup.

The Sterling comes apart easy for cleaning and it is dishwasher safe, so you literally have something that requires little to no maintenance. Made from heavy duty borosilicate glass

What I like most about the Sterling Pro is that they include an additional two screens for free. The company also has a no hassle, lifetime warranty on the product in case anything breaks down the road.

 

Frieling Polished Steel French Press, 33-42 ounce capacity - Best in Class for Cold Brew - Attractive design and virtually indestructable.

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

Though a bit pricier, this pot features a stainless steel finish which makes the pot almost indestructible but attractive enough to take a place on the counter.

Consumers rate this brewer with a five star rating touting features such as secondary filter in the lid that helps retain heat, smooth contemporary lines and the most important taste versus the drip coffeemaker the larger size is best for entertaining guests as well.

 

This video shows you exactly how to make coffee using a french press - Check out these simple step by step instructions

Best Coffee Grinder for your French Press - Great coffee grinding options for making the best and freshest brew

Grinding is one of the key elements for getting the best flavor out of your brew. You'll also want to consider the level of quality in the blades and brand of your grinder when you are searching for one online. Burr grinders get the bean to the appropriate fineness so that you can literally anticipate (depending on your actual press brand) whether you need to adjust to a more coarse or fine blend. If there was just one coffee grinder that you could have, the Bodum Bistro is the one. Here is why:

Bodum BISTRO Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black
Bodum BISTRO Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black

- Over fourteen grinding options available (from course to fine texture)

- Available in four different and attractive colors

- Precision grinding allows to deliver just the right amount of grinds for your needs

- Glass container keeps quality high and easy to clean, it also catches any loose grinds

**One customer noted that as they brew their own beans, this product helps make the taste after roasting even better.**

 

Additional color options for the Bodum Bistro Coffee Grinder

Don't want the standard black color above? Well, with the Bodum Bistro Grinder you can choose from some hot colors: white, red and a bright green (groovy).

Comparative to the cost of other competition, these win hands-down. In today's economy where consumers are looking to cut costs, an investment in a brewer for your home allows for exquisite taste and convenience as well as a way to entertain guests. One of these on the counter ensures your guests will be impressed.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      I love using my French press to make "real" coffee. A Sunday morning treat. Great lens.