French Press Coffee Maker
I always used a drip coffee maker. My last coffee maker was a DeLonghi 3-1 Combination. Later it started leaking water through the bottom when I made espresso. It was a pain to fix but luckily (or unluckily) this was a common problem and I watched a YouTube video on how to fix it properly.
I recently moved and this lead me to think of a cheaper/better alternative. Just because it is more money doesn’t mean it is better. After some research and some recommendations from friends, I decided to get a French press coffee maker.
Benefits of a French Press Coffee Maker
Drawbacks of a French Press Coffee Maker
Bodum French Press
There are tons of French presses out there. I hate being inundated with choices so I narrowed down the choice to just a few, 2 of which are from Bodum, a leader in all things coffee, all of them are less than $30.
My favorite french press coffee maker is Bodum Chambord French Press because of the design & ease of use. This stainless steel Bodum coffee maker looks pretty good on the kitchen counter.
Bodum Travel French Press is another one that may suit many people’s needs if you’re on the go.
Brew the coffee and take the whole thing with you. This one claims to keep it warm for hours thanks the double wall insulation. Less dishes since you drink right out of the carafe. The plastic one had a few negative reviews so take that into consideration if purchasing.
Best French Press on Amazon
The current best seller on Amazon is the Kona French Press and has 11k+ of mostly positive reviews. One review said it looked the same as when it was first bought after a few months. People swear by this french press.
How to Make Coffee Using a French Press Maker
- Pour in 1-2 tablespoons of coffee according to your taste
- Add hot water ideally between 195-215. If you don’t have a thermometer, boil water and wait 20 seconds before pouring
- Replace the French Press lid, but do not push the plunger. Let it percolate for at least 4 minutes.
- Push plunger and pour