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After 16 hours of research evaluating 100 products, we picked KONA French Press as the Best Overall French Press Coffee Maker.

If you really like your coffee – if it’s more than a way to get through the morning – then you really want a French coffee press. Truly. You may even have an old Bodum coffee maker lying around in the garage amongst unused camping equipment.

These days, you have a few more options for making coffee, but a French press still makes an amazing brew. And, you’ll want to take a look at these options. After all, we spent a week combing through the best pour over coffee options on the market.

Where’s the Aeropress?

Well, there’s actually a difference between the Aeropress and the French press methods of brewing coffee. It’s quite technical, but you can always check out this article if you really want to know more. (Incidentally, you’ll also find our top Fave recommended by the pros that wrote the piece.)

How to use a French press:

Never worked with one of these coffee makers before? You’ll find you need to be a little more technical than chucking some grounds and pushing a button, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult. If you’re getting one of these babies, you might want to take a look at how to use a French press before you throw yours against the wall. (They’re strong, but not that strong.)

This video does a good job of explaining it, but if you want to get the information at your own pace, check out this Serious Eats article on how to use a French press. And while you’re waiting for your French press to arrive, you may want to spend a minute skimming through the mistakes you want to avoid. And, when you’re feeling comfortable enough to get a bit adventurous, we suggest attempting a cold brew (you know you’ll want that for long summer days).

Nos, it’s time to check out our list of the best French presses you’ll find on the market today. (Just go ahead and toss that dusty one in the garage, you know you won’t use it again.)