If you’re someone who loves all things coffee, chances are buying the best French press coffee maker has crossed your mind at least once. Sure, tech-forward drip coffee makers and programmable espresso machines are fun, but sometimes there’s nothing quite like a French press brew. Known for its ease of use and convenience, a French press gives you more control over the coffee-brewing experience while also allowing for easier cleanup. People also love how the French press allows for more decadent, bolder flavors.
Whether you’re new to French presses or you’re a self-proclaimed coffee expert interested in upgrading an old model, there’s a French press out there for you. From classic French presses with simplicity in mind to machines that can keep your coffee hot for hours, here are 14 of the best French press coffee makers, according to reviewers.
1. Utopia Kitchen French Press Espresso and Tea Maker
The Utopia Kitchen French Press is our top pick for a budget-friendly French press. It features a heat-resistant borosilicate glass beaker and an insulated plastic frame that prevents it from tipping over. This affordable French press can make hot coffee and tea in just a matter of minutes. Its reasonable price also makes it a great gift for the coffee lover (or tea lover) in your life.
2. Espro P6 French Press
With this high-quality French press, you can brew coffee like a pro and never have coffee grit in your cup ever again. The Espro 6’s patented double micro-filter keeps your cup of brew smooth. We also love its matte black design and insulated double-wall stainless steel body that keeps your coffee warm for hours.
3. Mueller French Press
The Mueller French Press is made from professional grade 304 18/10 double-layered stainless steel, making it a durable kitchen gadget. This is a heavy-duty coffee maker that is dishwasher safe and can keep your coffee warm 60 minutes longer than thinner steel models and glass carafes. Not to mention it’s also rust-proof and drop-proof.
4. Bodum Chambord French Press
Both durable and stylish, this Bodum French press can brew a delicious cup of coffee in just four minutes—all you have to do is add coarse ground coffee, hot water, and press.
5. Le Creuset French Press
The next time you want to host dinner and dessert at your house, make sure you have this Le Creuset stoneware French press on hand. Not only does this French press work well, but it also looks beautiful when placed on a countertop or table. All you need to do is manually steep the ground coffee beans in hot water and then filter the beans away by using the included plunger and mesh filter. Don’t let the coffee steep in the water for too long or it’ll be too strong; too short and it’ll be watery. Aim for about four minutes and plunge evenly (not too fast, not too slow) and then transfer all the coffee to another pot or mug. You shouldn’t leave coffee in the French press until you’re ready for the next cup because it’ll taste different from your first. Have a tea drinker in the house? This dishwasher-safe stoneware French press is also perfect for steeping loose tea leaves.
6. OXO Brew Groundslifter French Press
One of our favorite details of this OXO French press is its GroundsLifter feature, which helps make cleanup a breeze. The handy GroundsLifter is made with a long handle and strong base that allows you to quickly and easily get rid of used coffee grounds in just one simple step. Less time spent on cleanup translates to more time enjoying your cup of Joe in the morning.
7. Frieling Double-Walled French Press
If you want to get a little fancy with your French press, then this Frieling Double-Walled French Press is the way to go. A favorite among hotels and restaurants, this stainless steel French press is known for its incredible heat retention—it stays hotter four times longer than glass models. Its patented double filter system, made of fine mesh, also ensures that gritty, sludgy coffee is a thing of the past.
8. Cafe Du Chateau French Press
Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or a budding barista, the Cafe Du Chateau French Press can help make all your caffeinated dreams a reality. This glass French press is made from borosilicate glass and it has a four-level filter system that ensures that each cup of coffee is smooth and sediment-free. You can also expect to have this French press for a long time—its stainless steel frame is made from 304-grade stainless steel, which means it’s both rust- and corrosion-resistant.
9. Coffee Gator French Press
If you love coffee and camping, then you can’t be without the Coffee Gator French Press. This 64-oz. coffee press is vacuum-layered and has a double filter, which means it’ll help you make a great cup of coffee each time. It also conveniently comes with a mini canister for you to store coffee beans or grounds while you’re out trekking in the woods.
10. Stanley The Stay-Hot French Press
The Stanley Stay-Hot French Press not only brews coffee but can keep it hot for up to four hours because of its double vacuum insulation design. To use, all you have to do is place your coffee grounds into the French press, add boiling water, allow it to brew for five minutes, and then press the steel plunger. If you prefer cold brew, then you’re also in luck—this rugged coffee maker can keep cold drinks cold for up to nine hours.
11. SterlingPro French Press
The stainless steel SterlingPro French Press is a great choice for those who like multi-functional kitchen tools. Not only does it make coffee, but it can also be used to whip up hot chocolate, tea, cashew milk, lemonade, and herbal drinks, and it also doubles as a milk frother.
12. Fellow Cara French Press
The Fellow Cara French Press helps make each coffee brewing process a whole lot easier—it has coffee and hot water lines marked in its carafe, which can help take the confusion out of coffee brewing. We’re also a fan of its nonstick interior, which allows coffee grinds to slide right out when it’s time for cleanup.
13. Espro P7 French Press
Move over techy coffee makers and fancy espresso machines, the Espro P7 French Press gets the job done without any fuss. All you have to do is combine the coffee and hot water in it, wait four minutes, and then press. You can even keep the coffee in this press throughout the day without it becoming bitter. Available in four different design-forward finishes—polished steel, matte black, matte white, and brushed steel—there’s an option for every kitchen aesthetic.