Using a French Press is an easy way to get truly excellent coffee at home. The key to getting good results is using freshly-roasted beans and grinding them correctly. Make sure to clean the press and use filtered water. We recommend timing the process. French Presses are available in glass, plastic and stainless steel models.
The Aeropress is a single-cup device that has been lauded for its travel uses. It’s compact, makes coffee quickly, and has even spurned the creation of world championships in its name. The Aeropress comes with a paper filter, but metal filters are also sold if you prefer a deeper taste to your coffee.
The Clever uses the same concept as the French press, but incorporates a filter for easy clean up. Because the grounds are still in full contact with water during the entire brew time, this brew still has the full body that many French press lovers enjoy. Adding the filter removes the grittiness some dislike.