I’ve owned a french press coffee maker for about since around mid-2008 but I have only become a truly avid french press user since the Spring of 2013. During my limited time using french presses I’ve come to know a few things very well. I know that a good press pot will filter out as much mud as possible from your cup and it will be easy to clean.
I’ve also found that better press pots use less plastic than their peers and their glass is protected from breakage. I also have found thermal insulated french press pots to be far more appealing than their non-insulated and cheaper brethren.
When I started using a french press I really only though they were all the same but in this short amount of time I’ve come to appreciate differences in style and function. As such I’ve sorted this page into more focused groups for easier browsing, categorization, and shopping.
As this site develops this page will likely expand to cover more types of french press coffee makers but in the mean time see the following page for my short list of the best french press coffee makers for sale today.
See the following pages to narrow down what you’re looking for.
Large French Press Coffee Makers
This page features mainly coffee press pots that are 12 cups in size (~50-51 oz). Most pots this size are still affordable but they can get pricey if you look for stainless steel construction and double walled insulation. For me these are great to have but so long as you own a quality thermal carafe you don’t need to pay up for insulation. Also, the fancier models tend to cost more but aren’t necessarily better at making coffee.
Small French Press Coffee Makers
Unlike large press pots a small coffeemaker is far easier to take camping or traveling. These units can typically be found for less meaning there is less financial loss if they are left behind or broken while out of the house. They also make small batches of coffee around the house a lot simpler too.
French Press Travel Mugs
If you like french press coffee and travel a lot then you need to get a press pot travel mug. They are super convenient and come in many different styles. Here are some of my favorites.
Insulated French Press Pots
If you like to drink more coffee than a cup or two at a time and are considering buying a french press then make sure to spend the extra bit on an insulated model so that cups 2-4 stay hot while they wait for you to get to them. Here are some of the better press pots on the market in both stainless steel and glass.
Look for more pages to be published in the near future on the topic of:
- Ceramic French Press Coffee Makers
- Cheap French Press Pots
- French Press Pots for Camping
- French Presses With Dual Filters
You can also see our store for traditional coffee makers as well.