French Press for breakfast

Want to know more about the French Press Coffee how to use it? Then continue reading our special French Press guide.

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History of the French Press

The first version of this simple yet effective coffee maker is thought to have been invented in France, its origins date to more than a hundred years ago and there’s no clear record of the first use. Although its name indicates it is a French invention, the current design was surprisingly invented by Attilio Calimani an Italian designer in 1929.

French Press is also known as coffee plunger, press pot, coffee press, cafetière and caffetiera a stantuffo.


The current design of the French Press, consists of a cylindrical beaker/pot normally made of glass, a lid that can be made of various materials and a plunger with a steel or nylon mesh filter.

Its mechanism consists of a plunger that presses hot water through the ground coffee while filtering it. It is a simple design that achieves a great flavor if used correctly.

Recommended Materials:
Since the French press will be coming in contact with boiling water we recommend you purchase one with durable materials so you can use your coffee maker for a long time with great results.

We recommend a pot/beaker made with Borosilicate Glass, it is a special type of glass that contains boron and silica to make it resistant to high temperatures. That means that even if you pour boiling water, your pot will never break because of that.

There are also stainless steel pots that are resistant.

We recommend purchasing a French press with a lid made with SAN plastic free of BPA so when it comes in contact with hot water it won’t release harmful chemicals or we also recommend a lid made of bamboo.

We recommend the plunger/filter of your French press to be made of stainless steel so that it does not affect the flavor of the coffee and be very durable at the same time.

How to Brew

What’s needed

  • French Press
  • Medium coarse grind
  • Kettle
  • Grinder
  • Timer (4 minutes)

Grind: The best-recommended grind to fully extract the flavors and aromas of your coffee with the French Press is a medium coarse grind.

Check out our step by step tutorial for the French Press

Is it possible to make Cold Brew with your French press?

Of course it is possible! and we will tell you exactly how to make it.

  1. Add 1.5 Tablespoons of medium coarse grounds per 200ml of water.
  2. Add cold water to your pot.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Put the lid and plunger without pressing.
  5. Place the French press in a fresh spot or in the fridge.
  6. Wait for 18-24 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

If you have any comments or questions don’t hesitate to write, we will gladly respond to each and every comment! Enjoy your Coffee!

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