Monday, April 6, 2015

Francois et Mimi Vintage Double Wall French Press

I received this product for free to review.

Hey everyone. So I am no stranger to the French press. I had two before this one in fact. My first French press was purchased out of frustration actually. I was just tired of having to buy coffee filters, and spilling water trying to get it in the reservoir, the crazy amount of time it took to have the coffee finish and the nasty burnt taste you eventually get just by the coffee maker trying to keep the coffee warm until you can get around to drinking it. I even considered buying one of those expensive cup at a time coffee makers just so I could drink coffee in the morning.

Fortunately the French press solved all of that. The coffee brewed quickly, the nice big opening made pouring the hot water into it easy, I never got a burnt coffee taste as there was nothing heating it after the water was poured in. I could take my time and drink my coffee at my own pace. Bonus, I even figured out that I could change the strength of the coffee by changing the grind even up to an espresso like consistency. The only problems I've had with my other French press's were that well the first one was very cheap and ugly. The second one was much more expensive so not as ugly but being that they are both made from relatively thin glass they lose heat rather quickly. That was the deal breaker with this French press. The double wall stainless steel pot is not only gorgeous and more durable than either of my glass models but it actually keeps the coffee hot without the outside of the pot getting hot which is much more than I can say for the others. Seriously, 2 hours later it was still hot after adding cold milk, 4 hours later it was still warm even after adding milk. I know most people will have drank the 5 or 6 cups of coffee you get from this well before this time but by myself I generally drink the pot over the course of the day and not all at once. Because the coffee isn't scorched any leftovers can be saved either frozen in ice cube trays for great iced coffee drinks or in the fridge to use in stews. I really love this French Press! If you'd like to pick one up yourself you can do so here.

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