Top Rated French Press of 2018

Looking for the top rated french press of 2018? Well look no further, we’ve got you covered!

A Bit About the French Press

The trusty old French Press… how would we all survive without it?

I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone owns a French Press, has had coffee made with a French Press or has at least seen one at some point. Found in most households, coffee shops and business around the world, it’s arguably the most common brewing method these days. The French Press’ influence is unbelievable and there is good reason for it.

Why so popular? Let’s have a look at what sets the humble French Press apart:

freshly made cold brew ice coffee with a french press, ready to be servedBrewing

Firstly, they make good coffee. Simple as that. A popular choice for both beginners and pro’s alike, the French Press is simple and easy to use (making it a favorite for beginners) but also allows for experimenting with complex recipes.

Price

Secondly, the French Press is very affordable and this is an important consideration for most buyers out there. Obviously different brands and model types fetch different prices, but you can find great quality pieces at very affordable prices. Brand loyalty and material preference will have a significant influence on purchasing decisions, but ultimately as long as you’re buying one of a decent quality you’re good to go. That leads us into…

Quality

You’ll find all sorts of brands and seemingly different types of models. Essentially, they all work the same. The French Press is a full-immersion brewing method, meaning that the ground up beans are fully submerged underwater and brew in that way. The most important thing to note when buying a French press is the seal of the filter. It has to last for long and do its job properly – being preventing all the bean fragments from making it into your cup. (add notes on seal)

Materials

Most French Press are made with glass and either a stainless steel, plastic or wood frame. These are most common and the most affordable varieties available. The drawbacks of having a glass French Press is that they don’t retain heat well and that they’re obviously susceptible to breaking. The higher-end variety are made almost entirely of stainless steel. They’re pretty bulletproof and retain heat very well, meaning you don’t have to drink your coffee as soon as you’ve finished plunging. They look good and are very travel-friendly but this however means they fetch a higher price.

It’s a looker

That iconic look we all know and love. The French Press looks good on any kitchen counter and it reminds us all of home. It’s the humble, working horse of the coffee brewing world and no home barista should be without one.

We’ve scoured the internet and found the best French Press for 2018… Ready? Let’s dive right in then!

What’s our top rated French Press for 2018?

The Secura french press from a side-angle. Top rated french press of 2018The Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker

This incredible french press snags our spot as our top rated french press of 2018. Made completely from high-end 18/10 stainless steel (the composition grade of the stainless steel material that it is built from), this french press is built to last. You” It looks unbelievably good and will be a great addition to your kitchen counter and a good conversation starter when you have guests over.

The highlight of the Secura is it’s unique filtration system. It uses a customizable 3-layer stainless steel filter structure which allows you to refine your taste and ensures that no residue finds it’s way into your cup. Essentially you’re left with a clean and full-bodied cup of coffee. Fortunately this filter system is also very easy to disassemble and clean. It’s even dishwasher safe!

Disassembled Secura french press coffee maker, the top rated french press of 2018

Unlike conventional glass french press’, the Secura retains heat very well thanks to its stainless steel double wall construction. Stainless steel is also very durable so you don’t really need to worry about dings and scratches.

Overall, the Secura’s unique filtration system and high-quality build will ensure that every cup of coffee you make is rich and beautiful. There’s no doubt that it’s our favourite french press by miles!

The Secura Stainless steel french press comes in 2 size options: 1000ML for $27.98 and 1500ML for $39.99.

If you have any thoughts or questions, please feel free to leave them down below.

Thanks for reading,

Thomas.

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