Borrowing from the Eva Solo idea of wrapping neoprene around a press pot to keep it warmer during brewing, here's a great under $10 gift.
This particular model fits most of Bodum's 8 cup presses, and works particularly well with the Chambord line of press pots. Heat retention is quite good and well suited to press pot coffee - it will keep the brew warmer, but not sizzling hot for hours; instead, it just draws out the cool down by about 50% more time. You should never leave a press pot steeping on its spent grinds for too long; that said, sometimes presses just cool down too quickly. This one strikes a nice balance.
We like the red one the most, though there's a colour to suit almost anyone.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.