callmered Senior Member Joined: 16 Apr 2013 Posts: 2 Location: Columbus Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 2:43pm Subject: Help finding a quality french press.
I am in the market for a truly quality french press. I am tired of purchasing cheap, plastic presses that end up breaking within a month. In the market for something sturdy, reliable, sleek and something that does a great job of holding heat. By budget is flexible.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,775 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 5:24pm Subject: Re: Help finding a quality french press.
There are many makers of French presses, the general feeling is that a SS one is a better purchase over glass due what Craig said. Aluminum tends to give an off flavor to the brew. .
Take a second to think about what it really is. , it is a vessel that has a filter that slides inside. It really isn't rocket science, there isn't a lot to go wrong with it provided that the plunger fits well.
That one you linked to is one I have never seen before. That does not indicate anything except that it is one that we have not seen before.
Do take a good look at the espro Craig linked to, they are nice.
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 7:32pm Subject: Re: Help finding a quality french press.
+1 on the Espro press. It's great! Double wall insulation for thermal stability and a 2stage filter that leads to a very clean, yet full cup. The one you linked to doesn't have any into about the filter, other than French press, so I would suspect it's got the basic single screen design. It certainly looks nice though.
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RoyceRuiz Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2012 Posts: 117 Location: San Francisco, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:24am Subject: Re: Help finding a quality french press.
Just in case you skipped all of the previous recommendations, check out the Espro Press. Top quality, great heat retention, good body but low sludge. The only draw back with an insulated press is you really need to preheat well.
Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 4:49pm Subject: Re: Help finding a quality french press.
The Espro is definitely my recommended press as well. However, if I only want to make 2 mugs of coffee, I often use one of my Bodums.
I am anxiously waiting for the Kickstarter first production 18 oz. units to ship in June. If this is the size you are after you may want to temporarily use a Bodum or a stainless steel camping coffee press since they could useful for some applications later on as well.
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