10 Best Cafetière – The Best French Presses To Get in 2021

The Best French Presses To Get

Are you looking for a simple and traditional way to make a good cup of coffee, then may I interest you in one of the best Cafetières? They are also called French presses and are highly convenient when it comes to making a nice cup of coffee without a lot of effort and expenses. All you need to do is simply drop your already ground coffee, pour in some boiled water, secure the filter lid right on the top and wait a few minutes. After that, you use the plunger to take the coffee grounds right at the bottom. That’s it, now you can easily pour the coffee in a cup of your choice and enjoy it.

There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when purchasing one of the best Cafetières. One of the biggest should be the plunger, a good French Press Coffee Maker will have a strong and sturdy plunger and base. This is important because you will need to plunge the coffee grounds again and again and a flimsy one just wouldn’t cut it. The best Cafetières would leave the coffee without any grounds after the plunging is done. Another aspect is the ease of pouring, if it’s a bit hard, you may have a spillage on your coffee table. The Cafetières come in various shapes and sizes, and they are available at different price points as well. Some of them will be made out of glass, so you can actually see the coffee grounds being plunged down. Some of them come with insulated walls, so your coffee remains hot for a bit longer.

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Thankfully, there are a ton of great Cafetières available to purchase. However, with this many choices, it can be a bit daunting to select the right one for you. Almost all the Cafetières in this list are exceptional at making you a good cup of coffee, the only difference is the materials, the size, and the price point. I’ve made sure to include a lot of different styles of Cafetières from classical to modern and from stunning pieces to highly practical Cafetières.

Best Cafetières

Product

Details

Homgeek Cafetière Coffee Maker
Rating 9.5
Homgeek Cafetière Coffee Maker
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 15 x 14.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Weight: 0.68 Kg
Bodum Chambord 8 French Press
Rating 9.3
Bodum Chambord 8 French Press
  • Material: Glass and Steel
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Chrome
  • Dimensions: 13.46 x 19.56 x 29.97 cm
  • Weight: 0.66 Kg
Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière
Rating 9.5
Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière
  • Material: Stone
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Red
  • Dimensions: 26.2 x 17.8 x 14 cm
  • Weight: 1.28 Kg

Key Features

  • Material: Stone
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Red
  • Dimensions: 26.2 x 17.8 x 14 cm
  • Weight: 1.28 Kg

If you’re looking for a Cafetière that is not only going to make you good quality coffee but also looks amazing, then the Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière is made for you. It is a beautiful-looking French press that is made out of ceramic material, this allows it to be an excellent insulator, and it will keep your coffee hot for a long period of time. Inside the French Press Coffee Maker is a stainless steel filter and plunger, both of those come with chrome detailing. The Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière is a striking piece of equipment, and I was really impressed with the glossy finish on the outside.

We checked out the 2 toned red colour and it quickly became our favourite Cafetière simply because of its great looks and ability to make good quality coffee. The only downside is that it’s only available in a single capacity of 4 cups. However, there are several great colours to choose from, including peso pain, almond, and volcanic orange. Overall, the scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière is an easy Cafetière to recommend.

 

Reasons to Buy

It just looks downright gorgeous

Made out of sturdy ceramic materials

Thanks to the thick walls it is a good insulator

Reasons to Shun

It is only available in a single capacity

Key Features

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 15 x 14.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Weight: 0.68 Kg

The Homgeek Cafetière Coffee Maker is the best Cafetière simply because it is tried and tested by a lot of people. I’ve personally used this French Press for a couple of months, and it works perfectly. There are a couple of people in the office that sing praises of this nifty Cafetière, and I’m sure you’d love it too. It is not on the expensive side and comes with 304-grade stainless steel plunger. One of the biggest reasons why I love this Cafetière is its double-walled installation which allows the coffee to stay hot for a long period of time.

The Homgeek Cafetière Coffee Maker also has a double filter that is made of stainless steel. The double-walled nature of the unit also allows the coffee to stay hotter for 60 minutes longer than usual Cafetières. The Cafetière is also super easy to clean and thanks to its build you don’t have to worry about cracks or rust. The company is also offering free replacement if anything happens to your Cafetière which just shows how confident they are in the build quality of their product. It is a stylish and practical piece of equipment that will make a perfectly good cup of coffee whether you are out camping or at home.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • Simple and sophisticated design
  • Stainless steel build with double walls
  • The Cafetière has a double filter

Reasons to Shun

  • The lid could’ve used some improvements

Key Features

  • Material: Glass and Steel
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Chrome
  • Dimensions: 13.46 x 19.56 x 29.97 cm
  • Weight: 0.66 Kg

If you’d ask me to recommend just one budget Cafetière, then I would wholeheartedly recommend the Bodum Chambord 8 French Press. I have no idea how they have kept the price so low because it is a stunningly beautiful piece of equipment. This French Press is made out of glass and stainless steel. The glass is heat-resistant borosilicate and the frame is chrome plated. It strikes a perfect balance between practicality and beauty.

The Bodum Chambord 8 French Press comes with a 1 L capacity and can make 4 to 8 cups of coffee. The safety lid is also well-designed and stays on when you’re handling the Cafetière. The filter parts are made out of stainless steel as well and will last a long time. If you have a slightly lower budget, then the Bodum Chambord 8 French Press is going to be the best Cafetière you can buy.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • The price is incredible
  • Borosilicate heat resistant glass build
  • The filter parts are made out of stainless steel

Reasons to Shun

  • Heat retention is not a strong point

Key Features

  • Material: Glass and Steel
  • Capacity: 1 L
  • Colour: Copper
  • Dimensions: 16 x 9.5 x 22 cm
  • Weight: 0.45 Kg

The La Cafetière 5164822 Origins Copper offers an industrial look at an affordable price. It is designed by coffee connoisseurs and looks the part as well. Despite having Copper in the name, the actual Cafetière is made out of stainless steel; it is just the colour that is copper. There is also a borosilicate glass window on the side of the Cafetière, so you can actually observe the plunger in action. Speaking of the plunger, it is made out of sturdy materials as well.

The French Press is available in 2 different sizes, and we tried out the larger unit, it is a practical and stylish Cafetière that will last you a long time. On the Amazon page, the product has a touchscreen as a human interface input, which is hilarious because one, there is no screen, and secondly, why would you need a touchscreen for a Cafetière?

 

Reasons to Buy

  • The copper colour is beautiful
  • Very easy to take apart and clean
  • It comes in a cute gift box

Reasons to Shun

  • The plastic base is not as sturdy

Key Features

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Capacity: 325 mL
  • Colour: Silver
  • Dimensions: 17.4 x 13 x 8.4 cm
  • Weight: 0.62 Kg

Despite having Matt in the name, this Cafetière can be used by anyone. I was confused whether it would allow me to make coffee because my name is not Matt, but it did, and it did wonderfully. This Cafetière has a straight-to-business design, and it works well, the handle is spacious and easy to use and the lid stays on the matter what you do. One of the biggest reasons why you’d want to buy this l Cafetière is how easy it is to clean, you can simply place it in your dishwasher and that’s about it. It is available at an affordable price and is highly sturdy. If you’re in the market for a Cafetière that is going to last you a long time, and you won’t have to worry about it being broken or getting rusted, the Stellar Matt Cafetière is the perfect pick.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • Simple and easy to handle design
  • The Cafetière is made to last
  • The handle is easy to handle

Reasons to Shun

  • It is a fingerprint magnet

Key Features

  • Material: Steel and glass
  • Capacity: 350 mL
  • Colour: Teal
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.4 x 8.9 cm
  • Weight: 0.40 Kg

The Barista & Co Core Cafetière is a stylish Cafetière that is available in 2 different sizes. We tried the teal smaller 350 ML version, and it produced some good heavier body coffee. The first thing you notice about this Cafetière is its design, the manufacturer has used borosilicate glass in a very attractive fashion. The Cafetière uses high-grade 304 stainless steel and thermal shock-tested glass for its construction. I really like the unique glass handle on the unit, it is easy to hold and looks beautiful. The base of the unit is made with stainless steel, so it will be able to withstand some shock and knocks.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • Simple and sophisticated design
  • The glass handle is a looker
  • Very easy to clean

Reasons to Shun

  • Glass handle can get hot after some time

Key Features

  • Material: Stone
  • Capacity: 0.8 L
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 18 x 10 x 19 cm
  • Weight: 0.5 Kg

Sometimes looks are just as important as coffee and for those times the Stelton Theo French Press is going to be the perfect Cafetière for you. It is a ceramic-made Cafetière that comes in a beautiful design. The black matte finish contrasts beautifully with the wooden lid on the top. The rustic design is further enhanced by the beautiful handle and straight lines of the Cafetière. It is a slight bit expensive and I reckon is not that strong either, so I suggest using it with care and love. However, if you have someone important coming over, and you are aiming to impress, the Stelton Theo French Press is going to do a great job.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • A rustic design
  • The wooden lid is a good insulator
  • The rough matte finish looks beautiful

Reasons to Shun

  • Ceramic build is not strong

Key Features

  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Capacity: 350 mL
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 17.6 x 11.9 x 10.9 cm
  • Weight: 0.58 Kg

I’m a big fan of straight lines when it comes to product designs and the MIULY Small Cafetière is one of the most straightforward Cafetières on the list. The glossy black finish combined with the Golden lid gives it a premium look despite not costing a lot. It is made out of 304-grade stainless steel which makes it sturdy and protects it from rusting. Everything inside the Cafetière is removable, so you can easily take out the plunger, the filter and clean the unit thoroughly after usage. The double-wall stainless steel frame also allows the coffee inside to stay hot for a very long time. I was worried that the handle would get hot after a while, but surprisingly it was kept cool. The only downside is that it is available in just one size of 350 mL so if you have a larger gathering or want to serve more cups, this will be an inadequate capacity.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • Sophisticated and pleasant to look design
  • Made with high-grade double-wall stainless steel
  • Very easy to pull apart and clean

Reasons to Shun

  • Only available in 350 ML capacity

Key Features

  • Material: Glass, Copper, Steel
  • Capacity: 530 mL
  • Colour: Copper
  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.89 x 22.35 cm
  • Weight: 0.72 Kg

If you’re in the market for a unique-looking Cafetière then the Espro 1218CCu Coffee Press is one of the finest options available. Its futuristic yet steampunk design makes it a great centrepiece on any coffee table. The Espro 1218CCu Coffee Press is available in 2 different capacities coming at 18 and 32 ounces respectively. We tried the smaller-sized one that comes in copper colour. One of the best things about the Cafetière is its ability to remove any grit and grind from your drink. This is thanks to the double micro-filter which can effectively remove any grinds from the coffee. I also really like how the product uses a thicker glass in the construction, this can retain heat for a longer period of time and also add to the durability of the overall product.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • A unique steampunk design
  • The double micro filter works wonderfully
  • Copper plated stainless steel frame looks stunning

Reasons to Shun

  • The price is a bit higher than other units

Key Features

  • Material: Glass, wood, steel
  • Capacity: 0.6 L
  • Colour: Olive wood
  • Dimensions: Height 22.4 cm, Diameter 12.8 cm
  • Weight: 0.69 Kg

Hario usually makes affordable coffee-related appliances but the Hario CD Café Press is a bit different. Not only it has a unique shape, but also it is quite a bit expensive, this is why I am listing it right at the end of the list. The unique thing about this Cafetière is its double glass walls which normally look unique but also provide some insulation. In my testing, the coffee remained hot for a while, but it is not as effective as a dedicated double-wall vacuum insulated flask, which would be asking too much from glass. If you’re in the market for something completely unique and want to make good coffee with it, the Hario CD Café Press will do a good job.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • A very beautifully elegant design
  • Glass building with wood and finish in
  • Double glass walls for better insulation

Reasons to Shun

  • The handle is a bit too small for my tastes

FAQs

What Is the Best Cafetière to Buy?

It completely depends on your personal needs, the best pick on our list is an overall great Cafetière that will serve you really well. However, you may want to invest in something a bit more artistic, or you may need something with double-wall insulation.

 

Is Cafetière Coffee Any Good?

Yes, but this also depends on who is brewing the coffee, what kind of coffee beans you use,  how well they were roasted, and what kind of grinder you have. Thus, getting a good quality Cafetière won’t produce good quality coffee.

 

Is a French Press the Same As a Cafetière?

Yes, both terms are interchangeable these days and represent the same product.

 

Parting Words

These are some of the best Cafetières available in the UK. Hopefully, this list will help you narrow down what you want in a Cafetière and get the perfect product for your personal needs. Most of the Cafetières are quite affordable and will serve you well for a long time. Personally, I’d go for a double-walled stainless steel Cafetière, simply because I am a bit clumsy and don’t want to break the glass ones.

You can now take the plunge and start making better cups of coffee with these stylish Cafetières, go on, pour yourself a nice hot cup.

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