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callmered
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 2:43pm
Subject: Help finding a quality french press.
 

I am in the market for a truly quality french press. I am tired of purchasing cheap, plastic presses that end up breaking within a month. In the market for something sturdy, reliable, sleek and something that does a great job of holding heat. By budget is flexible.

Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 3:13pm
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Hi Jared,

Well you could buy a glass one, but that could end up breaking also. Ya get what ya pay for.

Please check these 2 stage filtering presses.
If you can afford it, I highly recommend an Espro press.

I own the small & large Espro presses.

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 3:14pm
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Awesome. Thanks a ton. Any thoughts on this guy here? -- http://freud.eu/shop/cafetiere/
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 3:18pm
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Never heard of it, so I can't say..

 
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 5:24pm
Subject: Re: Help finding a quality french press.
 

There are many makers of French presses, the general feeling is that a SS one is a better purchase over glass due what Craig said. Aluminum tends to give an off flavor to the brew. .

Take a second to think about what it really is. , it is a vessel that has a filter that slides inside. It really isn't rocket science, there isn't a lot to go wrong with it provided that the plunger fits well.

That one you linked to is one I have never seen before. That does not indicate anything except that it is one that we have not seen before.

Do take a good look at the espro Craig linked to, they are nice.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 7:32pm
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+1 on the Espro press. It's great! Double wall insulation for thermal stability and a 2stage filter that leads to a very clean, yet full cup. The one you linked to doesn't have any into about the filter, other than French press, so I would suspect it's got the basic single screen design. It certainly looks nice though.

 
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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 9:48am
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+1 Espro.
'nough said :)
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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:24am
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Just in case you skipped all of the previous recommendations, check out the Espro Press.  Top quality, great heat retention, good body but low sludge.  The only draw back with an insulated press is you really need to preheat well.
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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 4:49pm
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The Espro is definitely my recommended press as well. However, if I only want to make 2 mugs of coffee, I often use one of my Bodums.

I am anxiously waiting for the Kickstarter first production 18 oz. units to ship in June. If this is the size you are after you may want to temporarily use a Bodum or a stainless steel camping coffee press since they could useful for some applications later on as well.
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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2013, 1:26pm
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I have a Bodum Columbia which is quite nice as well. If I was buying one now, the Espro looks like the way to go.

 
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