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Bodum Travel French Press Plunger
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Bodum Travel Press Review: A French Press Travel Mug

When I make coffee, it’s often to take with me. I budget 10-15 minutes for coffee each morning. Usually I remember to bring it. Sometimes I forget it. The Bodum Travel Press is a portable French press and insulated travel mug that lets you brew coffee and take it with you. Though I’m generally skeptical of coffee gear that promises to do too many things, I decided to give it a try. Here’s my review. Disclaimer: Why I’m skeptical of French Press travel mugs Timing is everything with coffee. If grounds stay in contact with water too long, bitter flavors

Espro Press
Coffee Makers, French Press,

Espro Press Review

The online reviewing community has created an unofficial tagline for the Espro Press: “all the flavor of a french press with none of the grit.” After a week of testing, my vote for a tagline would be . . . {due to my inordinately strong love of alliteration, and my personal preferences for capitalization} “All of the flavor of a French press with none of the fines.” Fines being, accordingly to the ever-present Merriam-Webster on my desk, “very small particles in a mixture of various sizes.” Also known as grit, silt, sludge, sediment or mud. Fines are the reason that

french press plunger
Coffee Makers, French Press,

The Best French Press: The Ultimate Guide

To press, or not to press, that is the question. If you are as big of a fan of the French press as we are, then your answer is simple—“To press!” From there, we arrive at a much more complicated question: “Which is the best French press?” See the bottom of this post for our best press picks. Heading straight for Amazon isn’t much help: “French Presses: Showing 1 – 24 of 557 Results.” Your kneejerk reaction to this shopping dilemma might be to close your eyes, spin in a circle and grab the closest Bodum. They do make a