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French Press Coffee Makers

French press coffee makers are not only elegant, but they also can potentially deliver a thicker, more full-bodied cup of coffee.

What We Learned

The French press (or cafetière à piston, as the French call it) uses a piston-like mechanism to force ground coffee through hot water, sending the spent grounds to the bottom of the pot and leaving a full-bodied brew on top. Oily and thick from minute particles of the grind suspended in the brew, French press coffee is impossible to confuse with drip coffee.

But there are potential...

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