There’s nothing better than a fresh cup of French press coffee on a chilly fall morning. As a former pour-over devotee, I’ve taken to borrowing my (very generous) roommate’s press for the past month, and it’s truly changed the way I think about my daily dose of caffeine. No joke: Lately, I’ve gone to bed each night looking forward to the mugful I’ll drink the next day.
One look at the coffee maker’s stunning design made me want to find copper replacements for everything in my kitchen. But it brings more than good looks to the table—every Chambord French press is equipped with a borosilicate glass beaker that’s as light as it is strong, along with a three-part stainless steel plunger and a mesh filter that extracts aromatic oils from your coffee while keeping grounds out. Clocking in at 34 ounces, the French press can hold up to eight 4-ounce cups of joe.
To buy: $49; amazon.com
Amazon shoppers are as obsessed with the French press as I am, with more than 8,000 people dropping in to give it a five-star rating. “Much better than any coffee press I’ve owned,” one reviewer wrote. “The very bottom piece that holds the screen on is metal, not breakable plastic. That’s a big deal.”
“This is my first French press, and at the first cup I was sold for life! If you have the extra couple of minutes to spend grinding your beans and boiling your water, this is the way to go,” wrote another. “I chose Bodum because they’re the original, I’m a sucker for that type of thing, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Looking for the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life? This reviewer said the French press knocks expectations out of the park in that department: “This was a gift for my fiancée and it was a ‘homerun’…it’s beautiful on her kitchen countertop!”