cherrycheck

Technology

Home & Living

Kitchen

DIY & Tools

Sports & Outdoor

Money

Garden

Baby & Child

Cars

Beauty & Care

Office

Music

Health

Pets & Animals

cherrycheck

Cafetière

Best Cafetière in The Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best cafetières in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

If you love the taste and aroma of fresh coffee without the grounds swirling in your mouth, then cafetière is the best way to brew the cup of your favourite drink. We have curated all the information in this buyer’s guide to help you make an informed decision.

UPDATED

9/20/2022

model

ourRating

rating

Insulation

Material

prosCons

Weight

Capacity (in litres)

Capacity (in cups)

Cool-touch Handle

Dishwasher Safe

French Press Coffee Maker 304 Quality Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press

Secura

French Press Coffee Maker 304 Quality Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Stainless steel

Double-wall provides superior heat retention
Made from top-quality 18/10 stainless steel
3-layered stainless steel filter traps the smallest coffee grounds
Easy to disassemble and clean
771 g
0.5
4
Not mentioned

Bodum

Chambord Coffee Maker, 0.35 L, Glossy

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Stainless steel, glass, and plastic

Made of taste-neutral and heat-resistant borosilicate glass
BPA-free plastic handle and lid
Scratch-resistant, non-deformable by heat and resistant to temperature changes
Easy to use and easy to clean
330 g
0.35
3

Bodum

Kenya French coffee press

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Stainless steel, glass, and plastic

Sleek design
Non-stain, heat-resistant glass that won’t alter the coffee’s natural flavour
Stainless steel plunger and filter do not let ground beans escape while pouring the coffee
Easy to use and easy to clean
220 g
0.35
3

Kichly

French Coffee Press Aqua

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Borosilicate glass and plastic

The upgraded filter traps the finest coffee grounds
Glass can stand extreme temperature
It can be used for brewing tea as well
It comes with a plastic measuring spoon
560 g
1
8 coffee cups or 4 coffee mugs

SILBERTHAL

French Press Coffee Maker

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Stainless steel

Integrated measuring scale
Fine-mesh double filter
Double-walled insulated keeps coffee, or tea warm up to 1.5 hours
Easy to clean by hand simply unscrew the filter
850 g
1
6-8

Bodum

Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker Set

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate

BPA-free plastic

Innovative locking lid system keeps the coffee hot or cold
It includes two lids - one for the fridge at night and one with a plunger
BPA-free plastic
No paper filters are needed, so you get more flavour without waste
571 g
1.5
10

Grunwerg

Classic coffee maker glass cafetière

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Stainless steel, glass, and plastic

Chrome finish
Heat resistant glass 
Available in various sizes- 350ml, 800ml, 1 litre and 1.5 litre
Easy to use and easy to clean
620 g
0.8
2 mugs or 6 espresso cups
Not mentioned

Secura

French Press Coffee Maker 304 Quality Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press


1

cherrycheck

ourRating

cherryRatingPerc

12/2021

€78.16

€78.16

prosCons

Double-wall provides superior heat retention
Made from top-quality 18/10 stainless steel
3-layered stainless steel filter traps the smallest coffee grounds
Easy to disassemble and clean

features

Insulation

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Material

cherryrate
cherryrate
cherryrate

Stainless steel

Weight

771 g

Capacity (in litres)

0.5

Capacity (in cups)

4

Cool-touch Handle

Dishwasher Safe

Not mentioned

Your guides

Aditi Lohia

Aditi Lohia

Buyer’s Guide - Cafetière in The Netherlands

For an all-round better brew!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for a cafetière

What should you look for when buying a new cafetière?

2

FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

3

How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a cafetière

Best practices for cafetière usage and care.

5

Our Picks: How we picked the best cafetière

Know all about our top seven cafetière.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a cafetière

1.1 Capacity

Content or capacity is the essential criteria based on which you should buy a cafetière. For this, firstly you must consider the number of people to whom you are going to serve.

Usually, the content for a cafetière remains 350 ml to 1 litre, and this capacity offers 3 small cups to 9 small cups of coffee, respectively. With cafetières of 650 ml capacity, you can make about 2 large mugs or 4 small mugs of coffee.

If you live alone and want a cup of coffee every day, get a 350 ml capacity cafetière. While for a large family or those who want to drink several cups of coffee a day, a 1-litre French press is ideal.

Of course, there are also models available with a smaller or larger capacity.

Content or capacity is the essential criteria based on which you should buy a cafetière. For this, firstly you must consider the number of people to whom you are going to serve.

Usually, the content for a cafetière remains 350 ml to 1 litre, and this capacity offers 3 small cups to 9 small cups of coffee, respectively. With cafetières of 650 ml capacity, you can make about 2 large mugs or 4 small mugs of coffee.

If you live alone and want a cup of coffee every day, get a 350 ml capacity cafetière. While for a large family or those who want to drink several cups of coffee a day, a 1-litre French press is ideal.

Of course, there are also models available with a smaller or larger capacity.

1.2 Material

Cafetieres are certainly an older way of brewing coffee than modern coffee makers, and yet you can find them in different materials from which it is made. The cafetière pitcher is usually made of glass, plastic or metal (stainless steel).

Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, a glass made French press is fragile. The material is not completely heat resistant and is also more prone to breakage. At the same time, the plus point is that it does not cause a nasty aftertaste. Despite not being entirely heat-resistant, plastic is less breakable as compared to glass. Moreover, plastic can be used for a long time due to its durability.

Stainless steel is the best material considering its durability and ability to withstand heat, and it doesn’t change the taste. It is the least vulnerable of all three. Moreover, this material retains heat for a long time. So, your coffee will stay hot for long time in a French press made of stainless steel.

Cafetieres are certainly an older way of brewing coffee than modern coffee makers, and yet you can find them in different materials from which it is made. The cafetière pitcher is usually made of glass, plastic or metal (stainless steel).

Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, a glass made French press is fragile. The material is not completely heat resistant and is also more prone to breakage. At the same time, the plus point is that it does not cause a nasty aftertaste. Despite not being entirely heat-resistant, plastic is less breakable as compared to glass. Moreover, plastic can be used for a long time due to its durability.

Stainless steel is the best material considering its durability and ability to withstand heat, and it doesn’t change the taste. It is the least vulnerable of all three. Moreover, this material retains heat for a long time. So, your coffee will stay hot for long time in a French press made of stainless steel.

1.3 Safety

The best French press is the one that has safety lids and heat-proof handles. Some cafetières might even have “stay cool” bodies to avoid burns. Check out the safety features of this kitchen appliance clearly before you buy.

The best French press is the one that has safety lids and heat-proof handles. Some cafetières might even have “stay cool” bodies to avoid burns. Check out the safety features of this kitchen appliance clearly before you buy.

1.4 Design

The design of a French Press matters the most when you are going to keep the appliance in plain sight. In other words, if you keep the cafetière on the table or on your counter, the design of the cafetière is essential. You can opt for a beautiful colour metal or modern black details. There are many different options available in the market. Therefore consider your own taste and the design of your kitchen before finalizing the appliance’s design. In general, stainless steel cafetière look the most elegant.

The design of a French Press matters the most when you are going to keep the appliance in plain sight. In other words, if you keep the cafetière on the table or on your counter, the design of the cafetière is essential. You can opt for a beautiful colour metal or modern black details. There are many different options available in the market. Therefore consider your own taste and the design of your kitchen before finalizing the appliance’s design. In general, stainless steel cafetière look the most elegant.

1.5 Cleaning

Although it is effortless to clean a French press, there is no harm to check the appliance’s specifications regarding cleaning. It is excellent if the cafetière is dishwasher safer as it will make your job easier.

Although it is effortless to clean a French press, there is no harm to check the appliance’s specifications regarding cleaning. It is excellent if the cafetière is dishwasher safer as it will make your job easier.

1.6 Accessories

It is good to check what accessories come with the cafetière if the product has any. Some models may come with spare filters, coffee cups or measuring spoons. Also, assess whether they affect the final price of the device.

It is good to check what accessories come with the cafetière if the product has any. Some models may come with spare filters, coffee cups or measuring spoons. Also, assess whether they affect the final price of the device.

1.7 Coffee Types

A cafetière needs ground filter coffee. While espresso machines require finer grounds of coffee, cafetière need a coarser grind to avoid over-extraction as the coffee has longer contact with water. While you can use ground coffee in bean-to-cup, many of these models can grind the beans themselves, giving you more choice with the types of coffee.

A cafetière needs ground filter coffee. While espresso machines require finer grounds of coffee, cafetière need a coarser grind to avoid over-extraction as the coffee has longer contact with water. While you can use ground coffee in bean-to-cup, many of these models can grind the beans themselves, giving you more choice with the types of coffee.

1.8 Price

A cafetière varies mainly in terms of size and quality, and these two form the basis of a wide price range for this product. In addition, accessories and sometimes the brand also influence the price. Usually, the starting range of a cafetière is 15 euros.

A cafetière varies mainly in terms of size and quality, and these two form the basis of a wide price range for this product. In addition, accessories and sometimes the brand also influence the price. Usually, the starting range of a cafetière is 15 euros.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 What is cafetière?

With a cafetière, also called a French press, you can make coffee without electricity or a battery. The kitchen appliance provides the coffee with an intense taste. Amongst the standard models available, you can brew between 3 and 8 cups.

With a cafetière, also called a French press, you can make coffee without electricity or a battery. The kitchen appliance provides the coffee with an intense taste. Amongst the standard models available, you can brew between 3 and 8 cups.

2.2 Is French press coffee healthy?

Yes, French press coffee is healthy as compared to other types of coffee. Moreover, it is on the healthier end of the spectrum, especially when consumed without milk. The coffee used in a cafetière is ground coffee rather than instant, which usually contains unhealthy ingredients.

Yes, French press coffee is healthy as compared to other types of coffee. Moreover, it is on the healthier end of the spectrum, especially when consumed without milk. The coffee used in a cafetière is ground coffee rather than instant, which usually contains unhealthy ingredients.

2.3 How much will it cost to repair or replace a part of the cafetière?

The repair and replacement cost varies with the brand of a French press. A cafetière coming from an expensive brand will have more repairing costs than one coming from an affordable brand. Just esure that you do not get ripped off by an unscrupulous serviceman.

The repair and replacement cost varies with the brand of a French press. A cafetière coming from an expensive brand will have more repairing costs than one coming from an affordable brand. Just esure that you do not get ripped off by an unscrupulous serviceman.

A cafetière is popular among coffee lovers because of the following reasons:

  • It brews coffee with excellent taste and aroma.

  • It can be used to make other drinks such as tea, foamed milk or chocolate milk.

  • French press is very easy to use and clean.

  • You can use it without any batteries or electricity.

  • It is available from small (2-3 cups) to large (8+ cups) groups.

A cafetière is popular among coffee lovers because of the following reasons:

  • It brews coffee with excellent taste and aroma.

  • It can be used to make other drinks such as tea, foamed milk or chocolate milk.

  • French press is very easy to use and clean.

  • You can use it without any batteries or electricity.

  • It is available from small (2-3 cups) to large (8+ cups) groups.

2.5 What do I need to know before using a cafetière?

The best coffee calls for freshly ground coffee beans which you can get from the market and then grind them at home because the ground coffee that comes into contact with air is not that fresh. Therefore, avoid grinding too many beans in one go in order to store them later.

For grinding your coffee beans, find a device that does not crush the beans too fine. If the beans are ground too fine, they will pass through the cafetière's filter and ruin the whole drinking experience. Therefore, either prepare or buy ground coffee that is intended for a French press. 

The best coffee calls for freshly ground coffee beans which you can get from the market and then grind them at home because the ground coffee that comes into contact with air is not that fresh. Therefore, avoid grinding too many beans in one go in order to store them later.

For grinding your coffee beans, find a device that does not crush the beans too fine. If the beans are ground too fine, they will pass through the cafetière's filter and ruin the whole drinking experience. Therefore, either prepare or buy ground coffee that is intended for a French press. 

2.6 What is the difference between French Press and coffee maker?

cafetière will out-score pod machines if you’re making coffee for more than one person since you escape the task of making everyone a cup individually. A French press coffee maker also puts you in control to make your coffee as strong or weak as you like. Also, a French press costs nothing compared to a coffee machine, so your drink usually works out cheaper per cup than a pod/capsule machine. You can also make teas in a cafetière. Moreover, a cafetière is easy to use, clean, and carry.

The only advantage a coffee maker has over a French press is there is ‘coffee dust’ in the coffee when made in a coffee machine.

cafetière will out-score pod machines if you’re making coffee for more than one person since you escape the task of making everyone a cup individually. A French press coffee maker also puts you in control to make your coffee as strong or weak as you like. Also, a French press costs nothing compared to a coffee machine, so your drink usually works out cheaper per cup than a pod/capsule machine. You can also make teas in a cafetière. Moreover, a cafetière is easy to use, clean, and carry.

The only advantage a coffee maker has over a French press is there is ‘coffee dust’ in the coffee when made in a coffee machine.

2.7 How to make an excellent coffee using cafetière?

There are a few factors that you must keep in mind while using the French press if you want the coffee to get the optimal taste, and they are as follows:

  • Water Temperature: The water temperature should be 90 degrees when it comes into contact with the coffee. Therefore, once the water has boiled, we recommend let it rest for a while until it reaches the desired temperature.

  • Water Quality: Best coffee needs the best water. Therefore, use bottled or filtered water.

  • Water and coffee Ratio: A good cup of coffee demands an ideal ratio between the water and the coffee. Usually, a spoonful of coffee is needed for every cup, although this also depends on the type of coffee you use, among other things.

  • Quality Coffee: You need to use the best quality product to get the best coffee taste.

  • Ground Coffee Beans: It is best to grind the coffee yourself because the pre-ground coffee beans are usually too fine and have lost flavour.

There are a few factors that you must keep in mind while using the French press if you want the coffee to get the optimal taste, and they are as follows:

  • Water Temperature: The water temperature should be 90 degrees when it comes into contact with the coffee. Therefore, once the water has boiled, we recommend let it rest for a while until it reaches the desired temperature.

  • Water Quality: Best coffee needs the best water. Therefore, use bottled or filtered water.

  • Water and coffee Ratio: A good cup of coffee demands an ideal ratio between the water and the coffee. Usually, a spoonful of coffee is needed for every cup, although this also depends on the type of coffee you use, among other things.

  • Quality Coffee: You need to use the best quality product to get the best coffee taste.

  • Ground Coffee Beans: It is best to grind the coffee yourself because the pre-ground coffee beans are usually too fine and have lost flavour.

2.8 Can I use French Press to make a cold brew?

Yes, cold brew can be made with a cafetière. Grind the coffee coarse and put it into the jug, pour over cold water and leave it un-plunged for 12 hours. Plunge the coffee and serve over ice.

Yes, cold brew can be made with a cafetière. Grind the coffee coarse and put it into the jug, pour over cold water and leave it un-plunged for 12 hours. Plunge the coffee and serve over ice.

2.9 What are the disadvantages of using a cafetière?

A cafetière has a few disadvantages as well along with advantages, and they are as follows:

  • It is less suitable if you work with different flavours, many setting options and different types of coffee as the appliance may not be made for all.

  • The coffee is not that clear. You will see “coffee dust” in the coffee.

  • With this process, there is a cholesterol-raising effect since no filter is used, the cafestol substance ends up in the coffee in higher quantities.

  • Water needs to be heated in a separate device.

  • Some preparatory steps are required to be able to make coffee.

A cafetière has a few disadvantages as well along with advantages, and they are as follows:

  • It is less suitable if you work with different flavours, many setting options and different types of coffee as the appliance may not be made for all.

  • The coffee is not that clear. You will see “coffee dust” in the coffee.

  • With this process, there is a cholesterol-raising effect since no filter is used, the cafestol substance ends up in the coffee in higher quantities.

  • Water needs to be heated in a separate device.

  • Some preparatory steps are required to be able to make coffee.

2.10 What should I choose between a cafetière or a percolator?

Truth be told, the coffee brewed with a French press tastes very similar to the coffee made using a percolator. The critical difference is that in French Press, you need to heat the water separately while you do everything in the same device with the percolator. In terms of price, the cafetières are slightly cheaper.

Truth be told, the coffee brewed with a French press tastes very similar to the coffee made using a percolator. The critical difference is that in French Press, you need to heat the water separately while you do everything in the same device with the percolator. In terms of price, the cafetières are slightly cheaper.

2.11 What parts do a cafetière consist of?

A cafetière consists of 3 parts, namely jug, filter and lid with the plunger. Using these three, you can make a perfect coffee in a few minutes. Below the three parts have been explained in detail.

  • Jug: It is made of glass, plastic or stainless steel. It is the holder in which coffee is mixed with water. It usually has a handle to hold it better.

  • Filter: This is an indispensable part as it prevents the coffee and water from mixing once you have pressed the coffee grounds down.

  • Lid with Plunger: The plunger pushes the coffee down to mix it with the water. Once you bring the plunger to the bottom of the pot, the water is separated from the coffee, and you get your perfect coffee without any coffee grounds.

A cafetière consists of 3 parts, namely jug, filter and lid with the plunger. Using these three, you can make a perfect coffee in a few minutes. Below the three parts have been explained in detail.

  • Jug: It is made of glass, plastic or stainless steel. It is the holder in which coffee is mixed with water. It usually has a handle to hold it better.

  • Filter: This is an indispensable part as it prevents the coffee and water from mixing once you have pressed the coffee grounds down.

  • Lid with Plunger: The plunger pushes the coffee down to mix it with the water. Once you bring the plunger to the bottom of the pot, the water is separated from the coffee, and you get your perfect coffee without any coffee grounds.

2.12 How to reduce sediment in my coffee?

Skimming the surface is the key.

Muddy sediment often finds its way into your coffee mug from the french press. Isn’t it? Of course, using a paper or cloth filter is the best way to remove 100% of it, but what if that is not available?

When you’re just 15 seconds away from a finished brew, grab two spoons (not metal if your press is made of glass) and slowly skim the surface of the brewed coffee to collect the floating grounds.

Do not take more than 15-30 seconds for this trick, and clearly, you will not be able to collect all the grounds this way, but it will undoubtedly help you get rid of a decent portion of them.

Skimming the surface is the key.

Muddy sediment often finds its way into your coffee mug from the french press. Isn’t it? Of course, using a paper or cloth filter is the best way to remove 100% of it, but what if that is not available?

When you’re just 15 seconds away from a finished brew, grab two spoons (not metal if your press is made of glass) and slowly skim the surface of the brewed coffee to collect the floating grounds.

Do not take more than 15-30 seconds for this trick, and clearly, you will not be able to collect all the grounds this way, but it will undoubtedly help you get rid of a decent portion of them.

2.13 What should I do if the coffee I brewed is too weak?

The reason your coffee is too weak, it might be because you might have left the coffee beans too coarse. Grind them a little more refined or let them stand longer.

The reason your coffee is too weak, it might be because you might have left the coffee beans too coarse. Grind them a little more refined or let them stand longer.

2.14 What should I do if the coffee I brewed is strong?

It could be possible due to the long-brewing session. So, the usual brew time recommended is 4 minutes, but you can finish the task in 3 minutes from next time onwards.

It could be possible due to the long-brewing session. So, the usual brew time recommended is 4 minutes, but you can finish the task in 3 minutes from next time onwards.

2.15 What should I do to reduce the bitterness of the coffee brewed in the French press?

You may have ground the coffee too much to make it bitter. Try to keep it coarser.

You may have ground the coffee too much to make it bitter. Try to keep it coarser.

2.16 Can I put a French press in the microwave?

No. It may look like you can put a french press in the microwave since it holds boiling water, but every utensil that can keep warm food or liquid is not microwave compatible. Microwaves can take plastics out of your can, mix them into your food and release chemicals into your body. The best way to reheat the coffee is to toss it into a china cup and break it into chunks. 

No. It may look like you can put a french press in the microwave since it holds boiling water, but every utensil that can keep warm food or liquid is not microwave compatible. Microwaves can take plastics out of your can, mix them into your food and release chemicals into your body. The best way to reheat the coffee is to toss it into a china cup and break it into chunks. 

2.17 Can I brew tea in a French press?

Absolutely yes. Replace the coffee beans with raw tea leaves and use the press in the same way as you would in the case of the coffee. The process will be easier if you will use standard or larger tea bags.

Yes, the tea leaves can get stuck in the filter system due to their size. Therefore, take your time to clean the appliance properly.

Absolutely yes. Replace the coffee beans with raw tea leaves and use the press in the same way as you would in the case of the coffee. The process will be easier if you will use standard or larger tea bags.

Yes, the tea leaves can get stuck in the filter system due to their size. Therefore, take your time to clean the appliance properly.

2.18 What is a cafetière grind?

On the coffee grind scale, a cafetière grind is the opposite of the grind you use for an espresso machine. In the case of a French press, you need to grind a large size because if the coffee is very fine, the brewed coffee will taste over-extracted and also, the mesh filter will also find it hard to filter all the finer coffee grounds. Some may end up in your cup.

On the coffee grind scale, a cafetière grind is the opposite of the grind you use for an espresso machine. In the case of a French press, you need to grind a large size because if the coffee is very fine, the brewed coffee will taste over-extracted and also, the mesh filter will also find it hard to filter all the finer coffee grounds. Some may end up in your cup.

2.19 Is French press better than drip coffee?

This depends on how you prefer to have your coffee. Usually, the French Press brews a more full-bodied and rich coffee. This leaves darker flavour notes such as chocolate, nuts, roast and deeper sugary sweetness. Drip coffee filters out many oils, leaving bright and clean brews that highlight florals or fruits.

This depends on how you prefer to have your coffee. Usually, the French Press brews a more full-bodied and rich coffee. This leaves darker flavour notes such as chocolate, nuts, roast and deeper sugary sweetness. Drip coffee filters out many oils, leaving bright and clean brews that highlight florals or fruits.

2.20 Can I reuse French press grounds?

When coffee is brewed, the water extracts the dissolvable compounds from the coffee grounds. After this, those coffee grounds are nothing but a waste, and if you still use them, it will result in coffee tasting week and over-extracted.

When coffee is brewed, the water extracts the dissolvable compounds from the coffee grounds. After this, those coffee grounds are nothing but a waste, and if you still use them, it will result in coffee tasting week and over-extracted.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a cafetière

3.1 How does a cafetière work?

You mix the water and coffee in the jug for about 4 minutes and then push the plunger down to separate the two ingredients - coffee grounds and water. The process preserves the aroma and taste of the coffee really well. For some coffee enthusiasts, this is the best way to make a cup of coffee.

You mix the water and coffee in the jug for about 4 minutes and then push the plunger down to separate the two ingredients - coffee grounds and water. The process preserves the aroma and taste of the coffee really well. For some coffee enthusiasts, this is the best way to make a cup of coffee.

3.2 How to make coffee in cafetière?

It is super easy to make coffee using a French press, and the following steps will let you know the same in detail.

  • Boil the required amount of water on the fire, with a kettle or in the microwave.

  • Remove the lid from the French press.

  • Now, either pour the pre-grounded coffee or the one you ground at home into the cafetière. (Usually, one spoonful of coffee is used for each cup.) 

  • Pour the water (90 degrees temperature) into the cafetière and replace the lid with the plunger.

  • Let the coffee steep for 4 minutes.

  • Slowly lower the plunger until it reaches the bottom.

  • Now the cup of your favourite drink is ready.

It is super easy to make coffee using a French press, and the following steps will let you know the same in detail.

  • Boil the required amount of water on the fire, with a kettle or in the microwave.

  • Remove the lid from the French press.

  • Now, either pour the pre-grounded coffee or the one you ground at home into the cafetière. (Usually, one spoonful of coffee is used for each cup.) 

  • Pour the water (90 degrees temperature) into the cafetière and replace the lid with the plunger.

  • Let the coffee steep for 4 minutes.

  • Slowly lower the plunger until it reaches the bottom.

  • Now the cup of your favourite drink is ready.

3.3 How to clean a cafetière?

Always clean the French Press properly for its long life and to have a great coffee. If you fail to clean the device properly, then residue will be part of your next brewed cup. Start with cleaning the filter well after use. Wash the rest of the parts as well. Since it is not an electrical product, you can wash it like your other utensils. If possible, you can put them in the dishwasher as well.

For proper cleaning procedure, read further.

  1. Remove the pestle and get rid of coffee residue or tea leaves from the metal mesh. 

  2. Check the jug as well for residual dirt. Once everything is cleaned up, place it aside, perhaps near the sink.

  3. Now fill one side of the sink with hot water and soap, dip the pestle and container separately, and let them soak for about five minutes. 

  4. Stubborn coffee beans will get out by doing this.

  5. Use an abrasive plastic brush to sand the walls inside and remove all fat traces that require a strong hand.

  6. Remove pestle and container after they have been scrubbed. Use the faucet nozzle to rinse them thoroughly, leaving zero residues.

  7. Air dry properly rather than t just patting dry with a towel or washcloth.  

Always clean the French Press properly for its long life and to have a great coffee. If you fail to clean the device properly, then residue will be part of your next brewed cup. Start with cleaning the filter well after use. Wash the rest of the parts as well. Since it is not an electrical product, you can wash it like your other utensils. If possible, you can put them in the dishwasher as well.

For proper cleaning procedure, read further.

  1. Remove the pestle and get rid of coffee residue or tea leaves from the metal mesh. 

  2. Check the jug as well for residual dirt. Once everything is cleaned up, place it aside, perhaps near the sink.

  3. Now fill one side of the sink with hot water and soap, dip the pestle and container separately, and let them soak for about five minutes. 

  4. Stubborn coffee beans will get out by doing this.

  5. Use an abrasive plastic brush to sand the walls inside and remove all fat traces that require a strong hand.

  6. Remove pestle and container after they have been scrubbed. Use the faucet nozzle to rinse them thoroughly, leaving zero residues.

  7. Air dry properly rather than t just patting dry with a towel or washcloth.  

4. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about cafetière

4.1 French pressed coffee is usually stronger and thicker than drip-brewed one.

4.2 French pressed coffee has more sediment because the ground beans remain in the drink after brewing.

4.3 Cafetière coffee should be served quickly because, over time, it develops a bitter taste.

4.4 French press can be used for brewing tea as well.

4.5 French Press has many names like a coffee plunger, a cafetière, a press pot and a plunger pot.

4.6 Cafetière was invented and first patented in Italy by Milanese designer Attilio Calimani in 1933.

4.7 George Howell, an American coffee pioneer in the early 1970s, started Coffee Connection which was later acquired by Starbucks Corporation – only French press was used at his coffee place.

4.8 You can also a French press to froth the milk for your cappuccino or latte.

4.1 French pressed coffee is usually stronger and thicker than drip-brewed one.

4.2 French pressed coffee has more sediment because the ground beans remain in the drink after brewing.

4.3 Cafetière coffee should be served quickly because, over time, it develops a bitter taste.

4.4 French press can be used for brewing tea as well.

4.5 French Press has many names like a coffee plunger, a cafetière, a press pot and a plunger pot.

4.6 Cafetière was invented and first patented in Italy by Milanese designer Attilio Calimani in 1933.

4.7 George Howell, an American coffee pioneer in the early 1970s, started Coffee Connection which was later acquired by Starbucks Corporation – only French press was used at his coffee place.

4.8 You can also a French press to froth the milk for your cappuccino or latte.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best cafetière

To select the top seven cafetière, we primarily considered their material, and stainless steel was on the priority list. Next, we wanted our list to have a different capacity French press so that you will find the best cafetière for each quantity in our review.

To select the top seven cafetière, we primarily considered their material, and stainless steel was on the priority list. Next, we wanted our list to have a different capacity French press so that you will find the best cafetière for each quantity in our review.

5.1 Secura French Press Coffee Maker 304 Quality Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee Press

  • This 0.5-litre French press is made of top quality 18/10 stainless steel, both the interior and exterior. It will undoubtedly outlast other coffee makers.

  • The double-wall construction provides superior heat retention keeping your coffee hot for 60 minutes longer than single wall models.

  • A 3-layered stainless steel filter structure traps even the most minor coffee grounds to produce an exceptional full-bodied flavour and refined taste.

  • The filter structure is easy to disassemble and clean.

  • It is designed with a cool-touch handle and knob for comfortable and safe pouring.

  • This 0.5-litre French press is made of top quality 18/10 stainless steel, both the interior and exterior. It will undoubtedly outlast other coffee makers.

  • The double-wall construction provides superior heat retention keeping your coffee hot for 60 minutes longer than single wall models.

  • A 3-layered stainless steel filter structure traps even the most minor coffee grounds to produce an exceptional full-bodied flavour and refined taste.

  • The filter structure is easy to disassemble and clean.

  • It is designed with a cool-touch handle and knob for comfortable and safe pouring.

5.2 Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker, 0.35 L, Glossy

  • These Bodum cafetières come with a slice of history. The CHAMBORD is the original and an excellent French press coffee maker.

  • In the 1970s, the founder, Jørgen Bodum, began work on his version of the French press, but when Melior-Martin joined the team, this classic Chambord model was actually born.

  • The product is super smooth in both design and operation.

  • The stainless steel plunger fits rightly into the carafe to help you prepare a soft cup of coffee with loads of ‘coffee bloom’ on top.

  • The other material used is shatterproof, BPA-free SAN plastic that is scratch-resistant, non-deformable by heat, and remains resistant to temperature change.

  • The dome-shaped lid reminding us of one of those old-fashioned ring-for-service desk bells – slots in place tightly, too. So there is minimal loss of heat, keeping your cup of coffee hot.

  • The D-shaped black handle is polypropylene with a matte finish providing a comfortable grip while serving and contributing to the design’s classic quality.

  • As a bonus, it can go in the dishwasher, too.

  • These Bodum cafetières come with a slice of history. The CHAMBORD is the original and an excellent French press coffee maker.

  • In the 1970s, the founder, Jørgen Bodum, began work on his version of the French press, but when Melior-Martin joined the team, this classic Chambord model was actually born.

  • The product is super smooth in both design and operation.

  • The stainless steel plunger fits rightly into the carafe to help you prepare a soft cup of coffee with loads of ‘coffee bloom’ on top.

  • The other material used is shatterproof, BPA-free SAN plastic that is scratch-resistant, non-deformable by heat, and remains resistant to temperature change.

  • The dome-shaped lid reminding us of one of those old-fashioned ring-for-service desk bells – slots in place tightly, too. So there is minimal loss of heat, keeping your cup of coffee hot.

  • The D-shaped black handle is polypropylene with a matte finish providing a comfortable grip while serving and contributing to the design’s classic quality.

  • As a bonus, it can go in the dishwasher, too.

5.3 Bodum Kenya French coffee press

  • The Bodum Kenya coffee maker is easy and quick to operate.

  • It extracts the best aroma from your coffee while leaving almost no residue in your cup!

  • The typical Bodum Press Filter System gives a full-bodied aromatic coffee.

  • It is made of taste-neutral and heat-resistant borosilicate glass. The stainless steel plunger fits snugly into the carafe, and the plastic handle ensures you can pour the coffee without feeling any heat.

  • The frame and handle protect the user and the surface from heat damage and offer protection for the borosilicate glass. 

  • This 350 ml capacity coffee maker offers 3-ounce cups.

  • The Bodum Kenya coffee maker is easy and quick to operate.

  • It extracts the best aroma from your coffee while leaving almost no residue in your cup!

  • The typical Bodum Press Filter System gives a full-bodied aromatic coffee.

  • It is made of taste-neutral and heat-resistant borosilicate glass. The stainless steel plunger fits snugly into the carafe, and the plastic handle ensures you can pour the coffee without feeling any heat.

  • The frame and handle protect the user and the surface from heat damage and offer protection for the borosilicate glass. 

  • This 350 ml capacity coffee maker offers 3-ounce cups.

5.4 Kichly French Coffee Press Aqua

  • This coffee maker has a 1-litre capacity, and it is suitable to brew 8 coffee cups or about 4 coffee mugs.

  • It has a durable heat-resistant borosilicate glass carafe that sits stylishly in an insulated plastic frame that facilitates pouring coffee and prevents wobbling.

  • This glass can also stand extreme temperature changes.

  • It is easier to use compared to a drip coffee maker. The coffee brews in minutes and does not suffer from soggy filters.

  • An upgraded filter has been used, which is more durable and also traps the finest coffee grounds.

  • It can be used to brew tea and cleaning is also not an issue since it is dishwasher safe.

  • This coffee maker has a 1-litre capacity, and it is suitable to brew 8 coffee cups or about 4 coffee mugs.

  • It has a durable heat-resistant borosilicate glass carafe that sits stylishly in an insulated plastic frame that facilitates pouring coffee and prevents wobbling.

  • This glass can also stand extreme temperature changes.

  • It is easier to use compared to a drip coffee maker. The coffee brews in minutes and does not suffer from soggy filters.

  • An upgraded filter has been used, which is more durable and also traps the finest coffee grounds.

  • It can be used to brew tea and cleaning is also not an issue since it is dishwasher safe.

5.5 SILBERTHAL French Press Coffee Maker

  • This French coffee maker is made of durable stainless steel that will last longer than you think.

  • It is a double-walled insulated jug that keeps coffee or tea warm for up to 1.5 hours.

  • The plunger has a fine-mesh stainless steel filter which leaves no residue in the cup.

  • It is a 1-litre capacity coffee maker that is suitable for making 6-8 cups of delicious coffee or tea.

  • It is easy to brew coffee in this. Put in coffee powder, fill hot water, let coffee infuse, pull filter flask upwards and then slowly press downwards. Your perfect cup of coffee is ready.

  • It is very easy to clean simply unscrew the filter, and the job is done.

  • This French coffee maker is made of durable stainless steel that will last longer than you think.

  • It is a double-walled insulated jug that keeps coffee or tea warm for up to 1.5 hours.

  • The plunger has a fine-mesh stainless steel filter which leaves no residue in the cup.

  • It is a 1-litre capacity coffee maker that is suitable for making 6-8 cups of delicious coffee or tea.

  • It is easy to brew coffee in this. Put in coffee powder, fill hot water, let coffee infuse, pull filter flask upwards and then slowly press downwards. Your perfect cup of coffee is ready.

  • It is very easy to clean simply unscrew the filter, and the job is done.

5.6 Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker Set

  • This Bodum coffee maker is entirely made of BPA-free plastic except for the plunger, of course, it is made of stainless steel.

  • Overall this 1.5 L bean ice coffee maker is made of plastic, silicone and stainless steel.

  • The jug comes with two lids - one for the refrigerator overnight and another with a plunger to press down the coffee grounds. 

  • It has an innovative locking lid system to keep the temperature of your coffee intact and helps prevent spills.

  • Since no paper filters are needed, it simply means more flavour without waste.

  • The coffee maker is very easy to clean since it is dishwasher safe.

  • It is easy to use. First, put the ground coffee in the jug, add cold water and put the jug in the fridge overnight. The next morning, push the plunger down to have the smoothest tasting iced coffee imaginable.

  • Enjoy it black or with milk. 

  • This Bodum coffee maker is entirely made of BPA-free plastic except for the plunger, of course, it is made of stainless steel.

  • Overall this 1.5 L bean ice coffee maker is made of plastic, silicone and stainless steel.

  • The jug comes with two lids - one for the refrigerator overnight and another with a plunger to press down the coffee grounds. 

  • It has an innovative locking lid system to keep the temperature of your coffee intact and helps prevent spills.

  • Since no paper filters are needed, it simply means more flavour without waste.

  • The coffee maker is very easy to clean since it is dishwasher safe.

  • It is easy to use. First, put the ground coffee in the jug, add cold water and put the jug in the fridge overnight. The next morning, push the plunger down to have the smoothest tasting iced coffee imaginable.

  • Enjoy it black or with milk. 

5.7 Grunwerg Classic coffee maker glass cafetière

  • This french press is a combination of borosilicate glass, plastic, and stainless steel.

  • Our review is for the Chrome finish, but the product is available in two other finishes as well - copper and gold.

  • The insulated plastic handle prevents heat transfer, keeps it cool to touch while serving.

  • This 800 ml coffee maker is enough to serve 2 mugs or 6 espresso cups.

  • Due to being dishwasher safe, it is effortless to clean.

  • The appliance has a two-year warranty on it.

  • This french press is a combination of borosilicate glass, plastic, and stainless steel.

  • Our review is for the Chrome finish, but the product is available in two other finishes as well - copper and gold.

  • The insulated plastic handle prevents heat transfer, keeps it cool to touch while serving.

  • This 800 ml coffee maker is enough to serve 2 mugs or 6 espresso cups.

  • Due to being dishwasher safe, it is effortless to clean.

  • The appliance has a two-year warranty on it.