Like with all French presses, there is no difficulty in obtaining perfect results every time.
Simply measure out the appropriate amount of ground coffee and pour in sufficient hot water to cover, which is when the initial flavor extraction takes place.
After a minute or so, add the rest of the water, let steep for three minutes, and gently press the plunger down. That’s all the labor required, with little chance of making a mistake.
Whether pressed coffee is superior in taste to the drip-type percolators’ product is debatable, but the classic styling of this carafe beats a glass pot on a hotplate hands down in the elegance department.
Other possible uses include making some excellent tea using loose leaves, or cold brewing coffee by simply letting the beans soak in cold water for 12 hours.
The SterlingPro Double Wall Stainless Steel French Coffee Press has significant advantages over the traditional glass-walled French presses we’re all familiar with.
More Features of this French Press
Firstly, the insulated stainless steel construction keeps the contents warm for much longer, whether at the breakfast table or in the boardroom.
Coffee lovers who can detect even a hint of metallic flavor (and therefore prefer glass presses) will be happy to know that the stainless steel used is food grade, and won’t affect the coffee.
Unlike a glass bodum, it’s nearly impossible to scratch or break and can be cleaned in a dishwasher, although just rinsing it should be sufficient.
The sieve is in two layers, filtering out almost all coffee grounds (but you should still buy them ground coarsely for use with a French press).
The one liter capacity saves the trouble of repeatedly washing and filling it when you have multiple guests, and your coffee will stay warm long enough to enjoy a second or third cup.
If desired, you can pre-heat it by filling with boiling water before making the coffee. If this is done, your beverage will stay drinkably warm for 45 minutes or more.
Connoisseurs will rarely choose to do this, though, as the bitter flavors of the coffee grounds continue to be extracted during this time.
The SterlingPro Double Wall Stainless Steel French Coffee Press makes an extremely stylish gift for the person who thought they had everything, especially since it’s durable enough to last for years.
The construction seems to be entirely of stainless steel. Many other products are superficially similar but actually show signs of inferior manufacturing, so buyer beware! In this case, it’s certainly worth paying a slightly higher price for a quality product.