Item: Espro Press Price: $79.95 from Amazon Overall Impression: An elegant way to make an excellent cup of coffee.
An Aeropress has long been the preferred coffee maker in our household, but it's not the best choice for brewing multiple servings. Many a dinner party has ended with one of us stuck in the kitchen, pressing cup after cup for each guest. So we like the idea of having a large Espro press, which is sort of a new-and-improved French press. Not only does it make an excellent cup (or cups!) of coffee, but it looks quite elegant on the table.
The Espro press has an ultra-fine filter that filters coffee twice, eliminating the grit or sludge often associated with French press coffee. I am not a regular coffee drinker, but my partner is, and he raved about the clean flavor and texture of the Espro coffee. He found this method particularly well-suited to fruitier, lighter roasts in contrast to the fuller-bodied, espresso-like coffee of the Aeropress.
The insulated stainless steel pot stays hot for up to a couple hours, which is a great feature if you're returning to the pot over the course of a morning or lingering around the dessert table with guests. It can also keep iced coffee cold and can be used to brew and filter tea.
We tested the 32-ounce Espro press. For those who don't need quite so large a coffee maker, the Canadian company is also releasing a medium-sized, 18-ounce press through Kickstarter.
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Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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