For coffee connoisseurs the art of making coffee is often considered the most crucial part of the process. French presses offer a more full-bodied taste, making them much preferred over the good ol’ coffee pot. Here are a few whose personalities are as bold as the taste they produce.
An alternative look to the traditional stainless steel design, this bright green French press adds a shot of color to your morning brewing routine. The citrus hue is on trend this year as design enthusiasts consider green the new neutral. The patented safety lid keeps hot liquids from splashing out the top and all parts are dishwasher safe.
Our pick: Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Coffee Press (Bed Bath & Beyond, $20)
No boring coffee gear here, this graphic floral coffee press shines with personality. A mixture of flowers and butterflies are screen-printed on the side of the stainless steel press. The heat-resistant glass beaker lets you pour in hot liquids without hesitation. The press comes with a beautiful black and silver box that makes it a fabulous gift.
Our pick: 8-Cup Titania Coffee Press with gift box (Macy's, $60)
Gadget lovers will get a kick out of this impressive design. It brews coffee with a rapid immersion process that takes approximately one minute from start to finish. The device can brew one to four cups of coffee at a time and is easily portable. As a bonus, it can also be used to make tea! This gizmo takes a few attempts to get used to the new process, but the effort will pay off when you taste the result.
Our pick: AeroPress by Aerobie Coffee and Espresso Maker (Wayfair.com, $17)
On the go
Coffee connoisseurs can get the taste they love on the go with a French Fresh tumbler. Perfect for traveling, you simply put the grinds in the mug and plunge when ready. The double-wall mug increases the time your coffee is kept piping hot and the tight-fitting lid means you won’t get splashed with hot liquids if traveling on a bumpy road. And what's more, it's also available in other colors.
Our pick: Bodum Double-Wall Travel French Press (Sur La Table, $20)
For a more modern kitchen aesthetic, check out sleek polished stainless steel design. The contemporary cylinder body is showcased with a mirror-like finish on the outside, with the interior chamber in a brushed finish. The carafe pulls double duty as an insulated serving pitcher making this great for the coffee fanatic who also does a lot of entertaining.
Our pick: Frieling Polished Stainless French Press (Amazon, $95)