Percolators and capsule-based espresso machines have a lot going for them, but neither truly extracts all of the flavors from your coffee grounds.
How important this difference is to you basically comes down to a personal preference. Still, it is a fact that French presses work better when it comes to extracting aromatic oils and antioxidants, making it even healthier than most brews.
French presses are also portable enough to accompany you on camping trips, make it simple to adjust the strength of coffee and stylish enough for any dinner table. This coffee maker specifically, with a wide range of color options and available in sizes ranging from 12 to 51 ounces (355 to 1,500 ml), will add a touch of elegance to any setting.
What distinguishes it, however, and Bodum products in general for that matter, is the exceptional build quality. Made of stainless steel, brass plated with chrome, and durable, heat-resistant glass, you can toss this French press into the dishwasher without any worries. It should give you years of satisfying service unless you drop it at the wrong angle, and the plunger, in particular, is worth a mention.
Many coffee makers of this general type have poorly made strainers that result in an unmistakably grainy brew. With Bodum, however, the filter fits perfectly into the pot and does a great job of separating out the grounds. Just remember to mention that you’ll be using a French press when buying your coffee, so the barista will know not to grind it into too fine a powder.