How to choose a Cafetière
• Judge whether you're an avid or casual coffee consumer. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, it’s best to invest in a larger cafetière. If you only enjoy the occasional fresh brew, you can choose from a range of single-cup French presses.
• Ensure that the grain of the mesh is fine enough that your coffee grounds won’t escape into the finished brew, as this will create a gritty texture. Similarly, avoid renegade grounds by ensuring the plunger fits snugly into the body of the cafetière.
• Cafetières are traditionally made from glass, and are more stylish as they highlight the coffee-making process. Glass is, however, naturally more prone to breakage. If you’re worried about the longevity of your cafetière, you can choose from any number of stainless steel options.
• When buying a French press, keep in mind where you would like to use it. Plastic cafetières are lightweight, and therefore a great option for camping. Meanwhile, if you want to make a fresh cup when on-the-go, you can use a cafetière travel mug – a press, thermal flask and insulated cup all in one.