This New Press Pot Could Solve All Your First World Coffee Brewing Problems

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.


The Espro press works mechanically similarly to the classic French press, but incorporates a new-fangled filter that according to its inventors provides the clarity of a paper filter, but doesn't block aeromatic oils like a paper filter does.

While I personally don't mind a slightly gritty cup, those particles can apparently hide the flavor, according to Espro co-inventor Bruce Constantine. And some people dislike the French press for its sediment residue among other things. The new device packs two filters: one that's 5 to 10 times finer than that of a typical French press, then a second even finer micro-filter. It's also made of double-walled stainless steel and has vacuum insulation to keep the brew temp hot and constant.

Constantine and his partner have already released a single serving pot, which they say is selling well. You can pre-order the larger 4-cup version by pledging $85 here. Me, I'm sticking with my pretty, if gritty, French press for now.




But why wait and spend $85 when you can get an Aerobie AeroPress which does the job better for only $25 and is far easier to clean?