Whoever said “there is no fined brewed coffee like Italian coffee” must have lived in the 19th century!
They must never have had a chance to experience the taste of coffee made using a French press coffee maker.
French press coffee makers are elegant and more efficient in delivering a thicker, bolder cup of coffee. These days almost everyone knows that a coffee press makes more refined coffee than drip and almost everyone should own at least a small press.
A “French Press pot” is basically what you call Caffettiera a stantuffo in Italy or a coffee press in layman’s language. You get get french presses up to 12-cups in size but most people like making single serve french press in smaller cafetieres like these.
Here Are Our Favorite 16 Oz (4-Cup) French Presses
Most 16-oz models are advertised as 4-cups – obviously that would be 4 ounces per cup. In the USA most people think of 8-ounces as a single cup so these coffee makers would only fill a standard coffee cup twice – or a standard travel mug once.
Bodum Chambord 4 Cup French Press Coffee Maker, 17-OunceThis is one of the most popular french press coffee makers sold today and for good reason too.
The Chambord is made to last a long time; if you take care of it this coffee press will perform great for years to come.
The Chambord is very reasonably priced too so if you are looking for a good value then this is it.
Primula 4-Cup Classic Coffee Press – Borosilicate Glass and Stainless Steel Filter – Dishwasher Safe – 16 oz
Primula 4-Cup Classic Coffee Press – Borosilicate Glass and Stainless Steel Filter – Dishwasher Safe – 16 ozFor single serving french press coffee we recommend our customers buy cheaper equipment. This is one of the cheapest french press coffee makers we are comfortable recommending.
Generally if you’ve got a little more money to spend we’d like top see you look into the small french press travel mugs for at least a little versatility but this will do just fine for use in the kitchen.
You simply can’t beat the price either.
Bodum KENYA Coffee Maker, French Press Coffee Maker, Black, 17 OunceThe Bodum Kenya coffee press is another super affordable french press that will do the job just fine.
It’s got a bit more plastic on it to protect the glass so styling is basically the main difference between this and the Chambord listed above.
An insulated french press would make slightly better coffee but would cost a bit more too so we don’t hesitate to suggest these low cost entry level coffee presses to our customers.
Here are a few more quality 4-cup french press coffee makers for you to consider:
Bodum Eileen French Press Coffee Maker, 17-Ounce, ChromeFrieling USA Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker with Patented Dual Screen, Polished 17-OunceBodum COLUMBIA Coffee Maker, Thermal French Press Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel, 17 Ounce
Coffee Press Design and Modifications
The French Press has experienced a number of modifications since its first make in 1929 by an Italian named Attilio Calimani. The most recent models of the coffee makers are as follows:
- Aerobie Aero Press
- Pour –Overs
- Ikea upphetta
Here are a list of the best french press coffee makers sold today.
Generally, the current modern product consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker, made of either glass or clear plastic, a plunger that fits tightly in the cylinder with a nylon wire affiliated with a metal or plastic lid.
16Oz French Press Coffee Makers.
This model is mostly used in recent days because of it’s efficiency. The 16 oz Press Coffee Maker holds 4-5 cups of coffee which is equivalent to 0.5 Liters .
This product is relatively affordable as it price ranges from $20-$40 when new.
Advantages of The 16Oz French Press Coffee Maker.
- Dishwasher safe
- Demure pouring and very smooth rounded edges.
- The coffee maker has Heat Resistant borosilicate glass
Recipe, Ingredients and Preparation.
French presses are typically sized at approximately 4 oz. “cups.
The method of preparing coffee from French Press Coffee Makers is almost similar and the only difference lies in variety of the models from different companies.
- Course Ground coffee
- Hot water
- Milk froth(optional)
- Pour very hot water into the carafe.
- Add ground coffee directly into the water.
- Install lid into the plunger assembly.
- After the coffee has brewed for about 3-4 minutes, ensure that you press down the plunger.
- A fine mesh screen forces the ground to the bottom and your coffee is ready for consumption.
Preparation Precautions and Hazards.
- Do not plunge with force.
- Use only Coarse grounded coffee
- Excessive plunging can cause scalding hot liquid to sprout out.
Many 16 ounce coffee presses actually hold a lot less coffee. They are essentially single serve containers. You can see more similar units on our 12 oz french press page or on our small french press page.