- Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.2 x 23.9 cm ; 998 g
- Shipping Weight: 998 g
- Item model number: 1018C
- ASIN: B00EOY2YGG
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 21 2013
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,476 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Medium Espro Press 19313
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The Espro Press is a precision coffee brewer, similar to a French press, but with a patent-pending two-stage micro-filter that preserves all the freshly brewed flavors and aromas, while keeping sediment out of your cup. The two nested micro-filters work together to block the grinds, and let through only great aromatic coffee. The double lip seal prevents sneaky grinds from sneaking past the micro-filters, and the buffer between the filters prevents over-extraction after brewing. The vacuum insulated double walls maintain stable temperature during the brew, for more precise flavors. After brewing, the coffee stays hot in the press while the outside wall remains cool for hours. Also filters and strains almost any water or alcohol based beverage, hot or cold making this the perfect vessel for loose leaf tea! Making coffee in your Espro press is easy. The process is the same as a typical French press, but the Espro micro-filter does a great job of separating the grinds from the coffee! Preheat the container, add coffee and water, stir, wait 3 to 4 minutes, press and serve. You can adjust the amount of coffee and time to change the strength of your coffee, Filters are BPA, BPS and phthalate free, made from USA manufactured materials in Canada. Vacuum insulated, double walled stainless steel container. Assembled in Canada.
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I would gladly have given the Espro five stars, but a couple of details are bothersome to me:
1. The shape of the filter limits the amount of coffee you're able to use while also being able to keep the lid closed. This is sort of hard to explain. Basically, when using more than 5 tablespoons of coffee, the knob/handle at the top of the press can't be depressed all the way to the lid. That knob/handle is what keeps the lid closed when you pour the coffee. When we first used the press, we added more than 5 tablespoons of coffee and the lid fell open every time we poured. Honestly, that was too much coffee anyway and we REALLY like the coffee when it's made with 5 tablespoons. This could be a defect in our particular press rather than in the actual design, but there you have it.
2. There's no way to actually seal the lid completely. With our old Bodum press, you could turn the lid 180° and the shape of the lid would close the opening from which you pour the coffee. This is useful for keeping the coffee warm when you're done pouring. The Espro's opening can't be closed no matter which way you turn the lid. Once again, this is not a big deal to us, but it seems like a tweak here would allow us to keep the coffee warm for longer.
Some have mentioned that this press is a little harder to clean than other French Presses. This is true (due to the second filter), but not to the degree that it would change my decision to buy it. Any decent press involves some amount of disassembly and fiddling with parts for the sake of cleanliness and taste.
We love this press and would heartily recommend it to anyone who loves good coffee and would like a little less sediment.
It holds heat for quite a long time, despite the small permanent opening at the lip. I would feel confident about making coffee while preparing a meal, and serving it afterwards. The double wall also helps to make a rich, consistent brew.
To keep the lid completely on while pouring, the press needs to go down all the way. I agree with other reviewers who say that this is only possible with small amounts of coffee (say, 26g for the bottom fill line of 15oz liquid). I haven't found it troublesome, though: I just put my thumb on top while I pour. Still, it would be nice if the design could work perfectly for up to 40g coffee.
A couple "hacks":
I mentioned that some of the coffee isn't accessible (surprising compared to the standard Bodum experience). This isn't completely true. To get the remaining liquid after the first pour, pull out the press lever a bit and then press/pour at the same time. On a related note, make sure the inner (fine) filter is clean before use; otherwise it's harder to press than the suggested 15 seconds. And, duh, course grind.
Finally, if you don't want the filter to (just barely) touch the coffee when you use the top line, then keep it separate from the press and put it on upside-down like a hat. When it's just about done brewing, the filter spins onto the press easily (and this gives you a last chance to stir the coffee). The upside-down filter method works well for cold brew, for making sure the filter's clean, and for "accidentally" going above the fill line.
I deducted a star because although the Espro is just about all that I expected, I feel that it is a bit pricey. At $69 or $79 it would have been a very good value. Unfortunately I could find no strong competition to the Espro so I guess the market must bear the price. It is such an improvement for french press coffee that I am sure there will be many competitors soon enough. Altogether a great way to enjoy your coffee.