As anyone who uses a French Press can tell you, it’s a love-hate relationship. One morning, brought to the edge of despair using a traditional French Press, we compiled our manifesto: Everything We Hate About The French Press.
French Presses Make a Huge Mess
We don’t have the exact statistics on how many relationships have come to an end with an argument over who has to clean the French Press, but we are pretty confident it’s higher than zero. Reaching your hands into coffee grind sludge to scoop it into the garbage ranks HIGH on the list of chores that everyone hates to do.
French Press Coffee is Over-Brewed
Have you ever noticed how your second cup of coffee from a French Press never tastes as good as the first? If you hadn’t already, you will now (sorry). In a traditional French Press, the coffee grinds stay in contact with the brewed coffee and continue to extract even after you press. This is why your subsequent cups of coffee always tend to taste more bitter than the first. In addition, old grinds caught between the filters can cause your freshly brewed press coffee to taste over-brewed and burnt.
In a traditional French Press, the coffee grinds stay in contact with the brewed coffee and continue to brew even after you press.
With the CAPRA PRESS, the coffee grinds and the water are completely separated by the filter system once you press, which means that your second, third and fourth cup of coffee tastes as good at the first. In other words, the CAPRA PRESS gives you complete control over brew.
French Press Coffee Is the Right Temperature, Until it's Not
There is nothing like a hot cup of coffee from a French Press in the morning. Of course, it would be even better if it stayed hot for more than two seconds. The thin glass in a traditional French Press releases heat quickly, which is why you find yourself popping your coffee into the microwave every time you pour a new cup – hey, I know it’s not just me!
The thin glass in a traditional French Press releases heat quickly, which is why you find yourself popping your coffee into the microwave every time you pour a new cup.
The CAPRA PRESS coffee maker has an insulated carafe and filter system which keeps the coffee hot until the very last drop, so you can put your treasonous microwave days behind you.
French Presses Always Break
Is getting wounded for coffee really worth it? Depending on the severity, it probably is. But the point is – it’s not necessary! Do all French Presses need to be made with glass the thickness of rice paper? We didn’t think so. Cleaning up wet coffee grounds mixed with tiny shards of glass is the last thing you want to do before you've had your first cup of coffee. That’s why we designed the CAPRA PRESS coffee maker with premium food-grade stainless steel that is made to last a lifetime.
The French Press needs an update.