French Press With Double Filters

Are you falling out of love with your French press?

Is it a while since you have drunk a really smooth and mellow cup of coffee?

Although the filters in French presses have come a long way since the early days when cheesecloth was used, many single filters still don’t trap all the grounds.

Perhaps you should ditch your French press and try another brewing method?

Or perhaps you should stick with what you know and buy a French press with a double filter?

One of the nicest parts about making coffee with a French press is the fact that it gives you so much control of the brewing coffee.

You get to decide the size of grounds to use, the temperature of the water to use and how long you will wait for the coffee to brew.

It is a method for a real connoisseur with an eye for detail.

And it is a real shame, when such a sensory process is ruined by rogue coffee grounds.

Which is precisely why some french press manufacturers created a product with an extra filter (or two or three!)

So what are the most important features to look out for in your french press with a double filter?

Features

[1] Dual Filter

To state the obvious, one of the most important features that your next French press must have, is a dual filter- or at least more than one filter.

You are sick and tired of tasting grounds in your coffee or you don’t want to drink the coffee sludge at the bottom of your cup.

Make sure that the French presses that you are looking at have multi filters.

[2] Materials

Filters

The best filters in french presses use a certain grade of stainless steel that is designed to be used with food or drink. 304 grade or 18/10 grade stainless steel is made to stay rust free forever.

After that, your only decision is whether to buy a glass French press or an insulated French press.

BPA Free Plastic

Just make sure that any plastic part of your press is BPA free.

BPA is a toxic chemical compound which was used widely in the plastic industry from the 1960s.

Unfortunately, it was found to be potentially very harmful to humans because it can interfere with our hormones and bans were introduced in the early 2000s and most manufacturers now don’t use it.

But to be safe, just double check.

Borosilicate Glass

Finally in this section on materials, if you do opt for a glass French press, make sure that it is made from borosilicate glass.

This is a special type of glass which has boron oxide added to it to make it much more resistant to heat than standard glass.

Borosilicate glass is built to withstand boiling or near boiling water whilst ordinary glass isn’t.

[3] Size

How much coffee do you like to drink or how many people do you regularly make coffee for?

Most of the French Presses in my comparison make 8 cups or have a 34 oz.capacity which is the perfect for a multi cup coffee addict or someone who makes a pot of coffee for a group of colleagues.

[4] Use & Handling

It is easy to become a little obsessive when we are looking for things to buy.

We start out with a list of key qualities that product X must have and then we find a product that we like and all of a sudden we are going off on a tangent and looking at products that don’t quite meet our needs.

Stay focused during your research.

If you are a bit clumsy and you have a tendency to knock your French press then you might want to stay away from a glass one.

Or if you like to make a pot that you will drink over a few hours, then narrow your search down and only look at French presses that are insulated.

[5] Lifetime Warranty

Any item that you will use regularly needs a very good warranty, preferably for life.

After all the time and money that you have spent on your new French press, it will be a shame to waste it if for some reason your French press breaks through no fault of your own.

And now, let’s take a look at my favorite french presses, all of which have at least two filters.

Cafe Du Chateau 34 oz French Press

Features

When it comes to getting that perfectly smooth cup of coffee, you are going to want a French Press maker which delivers a filter system beyond your wildest dreams, which is exactly what this little beauty has to offer you.

The 4 level filtration system works to deliver you the purest brew imaginable, with absolutely no grounds left, ruling out any sorry sludge, and delivering a cup of coffee you can be proud of.

As well as delivering a great cup of Joe it is also very easy to clean, easy to use and easy to understand why so many people love it.

If there was one downside, it would be the few complaints at the handle being of poor design, with some finding it to break after just a couple of weeks.

It is not the cheapest on the market, so these breakages can be very frustrating, but with that said, it is arguably the best tasting coffee out there.

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Ritual French Coffee Press, Bamboo Wood, Borosilicate Glass

Another French Coffee Press with a great filtration system is the Ritual French Coffee Press.

It might not be of the same 4 level filtration system as the previous make but it does have a dual layer precision filter which delivers a smooth and delicious cup of coffee for you to enjoy, with little to no grounds left behind.

While the previously mentioned French Press does seem to have some design and durability issues, that is definitely not the case with what we have for you here.

Not only does the Ritual French Coffee Press have a top notch design, it is also up there with the best in terms of durability.

However, there are the occasional complaints of broken handles, and warped lids, which are easily fixed anyway, since this does come with a lifetime guarantee, not that you are ever likely to need it.

When it comes to the taste and smoothness of the coffee itself, this doesn’t quite seem to suit everyone’s taste buds, with a few people annoyed with the amount of grounds which it seems to leave behind, making for a bitty cuppa.

However, there are plenty of others who have insisted that this is not actually a problem if you are using it right.

At about half the price of the usually French Coffee Press machines out there, this is definitely going to be money well spent.

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Sterling Pro French Press

Features

Now we have something which really does seem quite special.

When it comes to the future of the French Press coffee maker, this has really revolutionised the way things are done, by introducing the first ever French Press to offer a unique two screen system.

With the first screen making sure to brush the wall as tight and as even as possible, the second screen takes over to assure that it does not let even the tiniest of coffee grounds get through.

As if that was not impressive enough, you can even use this for a number of other functions, allowing you to not only have a delicious cup of coffee, but also getting to decide between tea, hot chocolate, frothy milk, cashew milk, almond milk, cold brew, lemonade, herbal drinks, fruit infusions, and plant tinctures, all thanks to the ability to keep all of the aromas and flavours inside.

There is no denying that this is quite possibly the best at what it does.

If there were to be any negatives, it would probably be that it could be a little bit bigger, while the price is a little on the high side, although it is worth every cent.

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BASA French Press Coffee Maker, (34oz)

Features

Another French Press which boasts a four level filter system, is the BASA French Press Coffee Maker, which is up there with the others of its kind in terms of quality.

A lot of people have suggested that too many coffee grounds get through for their liking but, taking that into consideration, it still does manage to deliver a great cup of coffee. It is simple to use, even for a newbie with no experience of the French Press, and is also very easy to clean.

While there have been some complaints that this machine is not durable enough and is prone to break fairly easily, it seems that this is a tiny complaint among a small group of people. However, if you handle this correctly and use it as you are supposed to, then you will not find any issue with it at all.

With that said, it is not exactly on the cheap side of French Press coffee makers and you can easily get something cheaper but then you might have to sacrifice the quality for the price.

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Tartek French Press (34 oz.)

As with everything, there are some good things and some bad things to be aware of with the Tartek French Press Coffee Maker.

The end product is a beautiful tasting cup of Joe, thanks to the double fine mesh filters, which give it the ability to keep back almost all of the coffee grounds which go in, while still managing to let through those essential oils to deliver that beautiful taste.

As well as that, you can also mix things up by going for some cold drinks, instead of hot, with a wide range of different beverages to choose from.

The downsides to this French Press? Well it looks like the design is not exactly the best on the market, with the occasional complaint that it is too heavy and could improve with toning down some of the design features to make it lighter.

However, while it is on the upper end of the price scale, when it comes to the taste of the coffee, it is definitely worth the money, just be aware that it is prone to breaking under heavy handling.

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