For the Coffee and Tea Lover: French Press
Cost: $20 and up Why we like it: A French Press can be used for coffee or loose leaf tea; we love anything that’s dual purpose! Most experts agree that a French Press is one of, if not the best way, to taste the subtle differences in coffees and teas. It’s easy to use and you get the richest flavor. You can prepare hot or cold coffee/tea, have simple cleanup, and be eco-friendly. We recommend a double walled insulated stainless steel press, it keeps drinks warmer longer and you don’t have to worry about glass bouncing around while driving down the road.
Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, 34-Ounce, Black
The Brazil French Press coffeemaker, designed in the early 80’s, was the first coffeemaker designed by Bodum. It has quickly became a symbol of what Bodum stands for. Attractive and functional design at an affordable price. The Brazil has a durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass beaker and a plastic handle and base, which make the Brazil easy to use and easy to clean. The 3-part stainless steel plunger has a fine mesh filter, which allows for a premium extraction of your coffee’s aromatic oils and subtle flavors. A mesh filter allows this flavor to be delivered direct to your cup and not absorbed by a paper filter. Plus, no paper filter means no waste. The patented safety lid prevents the splashing of liquids while pressing. All parts are dishwasher-safe.
When camping a french press can make a great outdoor coffee. Just bold water, ad coffee grounds, Pour boiling water over grounds and let set for about 5 minutes. Then use the plunger/strainer to press out the coffee grounds. Simple and easy to use.