Kickstarter: The Espro Press
Compared to standard drip methods, the French Press (or cafetiére as it’s known in the rest of the world) does an excellent job of brewing a great tasting cup of coffee. But it isn’t perfect. In fact, many java-elitest feel the process results in overextraction and dislike that used grounds often wind up thwarting the French Press’s downward facing filter. The Espro Single Serve 8oz Press ($70) is designed to provide the best of both worlds, by eliminating the weaknesses of traditional French Press devices using an innovative micro filter. The two nested micro filters work to effectively separate grinds from the coffee, providing the same great floating aromatic oil flow through without the extra grit. After receiving gobs of praise from the coffee community, the company has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a larger 30oz press for brewing multiple cups at a time. Pledging $85 or more will land you one of the first big boys to roll off the assembly line — making you the envy of the caffeinated world and a supporter of small business to boot.
Editor’s Note: Need more tips on better brewing? Then make sure to check out our guide on how to manually brew better coffee.