Grower's Cup is the world's first disposable French Press. But can it make decent coffee?
A new press pot design that recently surpassed its $15,000 Kickstarter funding goal by $2K could solve all our gritty, muddy, dirty, French press problems.
When I spied this French press—AKA press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, cafetiere (in the UK) or сafetière à piston (in France)—my heart went a-flutter. I think it's so pretty.
Like a lot of folks, you might be considering buying a loved one some fancy coffee gear to make fancy coffee as a Christmas gift. By which I mean, you're probably thinking about buying somebody a French Press. Please don't.
Some people (ahem, Matt Buchanan) claim that the coffee maker is the worst of all possible brewing methods. Maybe so—but it's still a machine that bazillions of people use daily.
Are you trying to find a gift for one of those crazies who's always going on about the superiority of vinyl, or who dresses like a character on Mad Men? Here are some ideas for the retrophile in your life.
You probably brew coffee, like most people, the most insipid way possible: Using a Mr. Coffee that you fill with pre-ground coffee from the supermarket. There's a million other ways to make coffee, and they're all better. Updated.