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Coffee Quote 11: Be a coffee-drinking individual - espresso yourself! 0

Be a coffee-drinking individual - espresso yourself!

How to make French Press Style Coffee with Espro Travel Press 0

Learn how to make the best on the Go French Press-Style coffee regardless if you are camping, traveling or at home.


Step by step instructions:

  1. Install filter by screwing onto rod. Use both filters.
  2. Add 3-4 tbsp/15-20 g coarse-ground coffee
  3. Add hot water to ‘MAX COFFEE’ line and stir
  4. Cover with filters. Twist drinking lid on to seal.
  5. Wait 4 minutes.
  6. Press down slowly. Twist travel lid in place.

If you love the clean, oil-free flavor of pour-over coffee, ESPRO includes paper filters that pair with the Travel Press’s coffee filters.* After step 1 above, follow steps 1A-1C below to insert a paper filter, then continue to step 2.

   1A. Separate filters with a twist.

   1B. Place paper filter between micro-filters.

   1C. Lock filters together then pre-wet filter set

Continue with step 2 above.

*Paper filters don’t work with the tea filters

5 Surprising Health Benefits of French Press Coffee 2

French Press Coffee Maker and Coffee Table

Experts have long praised the health benefits of coffee and tea for the cardiovascular system and neurological system. The French Press design allows raw grounds and leaves to be in contact with the water directly, instead of flowing through a paper filter. This allows the essential oils of coffee and tea to diffuse throughout the water, instead of being captured inside the paper filter. As a result, more of the good ingredients such as antioxidants and nutrients, end up in your coffee or tea, instead of just flavor.

1. Primarily, coffee contributes to overall health by being a powerful protectant on multiple organ systems.

Coffee brewed from a French Press is especially powerful. Coffee contains methylpyridinium, a powerful anticancer compound that has been shown to reduce the chances of certain cancers. French Press Coffee is rich in this compound and can help lower your chances of oral, pharyngeal and esophageal cancers.

2. Neurologically, coffee also contains lipophilic antioxidants and chlorogenic acid lactones, which protect neural synapses by strengthening neuronal cells.

Long term, this helps decrease the risk of Parkinson’s disease and even dementia. These same antioxidants also protect your cardiovascular system, rich with muscle fiber and important neurons. French Press coffee is the richest coffee with these important building blocks of the human neurological system. Hepatically, coffee also helps cirrhosis sufferers by helping to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma. While the exact mechanism is currently unknown in medical science, French Press coffee not only protects your continued health but also helps your body rebuild from damage.

Cardiovascular Health

3. Coffee has been shown to decrease reaction time and improve short-term recall.

French Press coffee is the perfect antioxidant rich solution to help aid concentration and recall in the morning. Over long periods of time, coffee in general has been shown to help protect the mind from Alzheimer’s and even gradual cognitive aging we all experience.

French Press Coffee Grounds Bloom

4. Coffee, especially in its purest form (French Press-brewed coffee), also reduces the incidence of gout, reduces dental cavities due to tannins and even reduces Type II diabetes.

Naturally, the caffeine in coffee also comes with additional benefits. Even over the counter drugs contain caffeine because of its beneficial effect on the human body’s perception of pain. Caffeine in migraine and headache medicine helps sufferers cope with inflammation and fatigue.

5. French Press coffee drinkers praise this method of brewing because of its superior taste and drinking quality, especially when made with an even coarse blend.

When you drink coffee that’s been brewed with a French Press, you’re getting the full taste of the coffee as nature intended- pure. French Press coffee brewing is also more earth-friendly. You don’t have to process your coffee through bleached filters (which may have unknown health consequences after long term use) and there’s absolutely no waste (you can use your coffee grounds as fertilizer in your garden). Overall, you also require fewer grounds to achieve the same taste for the same size of brew. French Press coffee is definitely the best way to drink your favorite coffee blend.

French Press Coffee Maker and Mug

Fact: A French press, also known as a cafetière, сafetière à piston, Cafeteria, press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929.

For more info, please read: Mayo Clinic, NPR, Wikipedia

How to make perfect French Press Coffee - Brew Guide and Tips 1

Bottom line: French Press Coffee takes a bit more work than some other brewing methods, but we're sure that you will agree that it's worth it.

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Fact: A French press, also known as a cafetière, сafetière à piston, Cafeteria, press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929.

For more info, please read: Wikipedia, How to Brew


Free Coffee Wooden Spoon with every order of $25 or more 0

Free Coffee Wooden SpoonCurrently, with every order of $25 or more, we are giving all of our clients a lovely Wooden Coffee Spoon ($5.99 value). Say goodbye to the annoying "ting, ting" of a metal spoon against your coffee cup with this wooden coffee spoon. These spoons are made with one of a kind Rosewood construction, and they won't crack, scratch, or chip your fine French Press Coffee Maker or lovely China coffee cups.

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When you savor your coffee, every component of the experience is considered. From the comfy armchair in which you snuggle, to the favorite cup that no one else is allowed to touch, everything is pre-planned to make that cup of coffee a moment for yourself.

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10 Reasons to Switch to a French Press for Coffee 0

Still dealing with an electricity hogging, inelegant and messy coffee maker? Make the switch to a French Press and you’ll never look back. French Press Coffee tastes better, is easier to prepare and won’t add a dime to your electric bill. Still not convinced? Read on for some great reasons to make the switch to a French press today:

1. Your coffee will taste better: When you make coffee in a French press, you are introducing the boiling water directly to the beans--no need to wait for it to filter through a little at a time. The hotter the water, the better the finished brew will be.

2. Make exactly the amount you need: Single cup coffee makers are a popular concept, but what happens when you want to make coffee for two--or a jumbo to-go cup for yourself? You have to keep brewing single cups. When you use a French press, it is easy to make a single cup or multiple cups at a time, simply by adjusting the water and coffee amounts.

3. Skip the acid: If you have acid reflux or are prone to stomach pains after drinking coffee, chances are your hot-brewed cup is just too acidic for you. Cold brew your coffee in a French press instead. Cold brewed coffee is much lower in acid, and won’t upset your stomach the way traditionally brewed coffee can.

4. Make a cup of tea: You can’t make a cup of tea using a traditional coffee maker--the resulting brew will be terribly bitter, since the leaves will steep too long. Tea can be made in a French Press Coffee Maker in three minutes or less, for a flavorful cup without a hint of bitterness. 

5. Cut your electric bill: Even something as small as a coffee maker can increase your electric bill. Leave the maker plugged in around the clock and it will constantly drain electricity, just like a dripping faucet.

6. Go green: Using an electricity-free tool to prepare your daily coffee is green--but doing away with paper filters and packaging is even greener. A French press doesn’t require a paper filter or pod to make great coffee.

7. Use less coffee: Since the water can circulate fully around the ground coffee, you’ll need to use less of it to get a robust cup each morning.

8. Create less waste: You find that just brewing the amount you need instead of a whole pot means you are wasting a lot less coffee. How many times have you had to pour coffee down the drain because you prepared more than you need? A Thanks to the French press’s petite size, you won’t have as much waste.

9. Don’t panic: Caffeine addicted? You won’t have to panic if your electricity goes out--just boil water on the grill and make coffee in your French press. No grill? Make a cold brewed pot and enjoy iced coffee instead. 

10. Get crafty: You can use a French Press to tea dye textiles--just prepare the tea as usual and immerse small amounts of cotton cloth. Remove when the cloth is the color you like and use as desired. Try doing something so crafty with an electric coffee pot and you’ll end up with a huge mess on your hands!