Coffee & Tea 101 | Coffee Presses: Overall Volume vs. Actual Yield

We offer a wide array of coffee presses that are produced all over the world, so the product information will sometimes have varied methods of communicating the volume and size. Because an overall volume doesn't equate to the actual yield, we decided to test them out to provide more detail of what you might expect from different models.

Model & Manufacturer Details Testing Data

Bodum Brazil 3-cup French Press
Bodum Brazil 3-Cup - 0.35 l, 12 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 13 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 3 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 11 oz.
Yield: 10 oz.

Bodum Brazil 8-cup French Press
Bodum Brazil 8-Cup - 1.0 l, 34 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 36 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 34 oz.
Yield: 29 oz.

Bodum Eileen 8-Cup French Press
Bodum Eileen 8-Cup - 1.0 l, 34 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 37 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 30.5 oz.
Yield: 26 oz.

Bodum Brazil Polycarbonate 8-Cup French Press
Bodum Brazil Polycarbonate 8-Cup - 1.0 l, 34 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 36 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 30.5 oz.
Yield: 27 oz.

Bodum Shin Bistro 8-Cup French Press
Bodum Shin Bistro 8-cup - 1.0 l, 34 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 36.5 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 31.5 oz.
Yield: 28 oz.

La Cafetiere Classic 8-Cup French Press
La Cafetiere Classic 3-cup - 0.35 l, 12 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 13 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 3 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 11 oz.
Yield: 9 oz.

La Cafetiere Classic 3-Cup French Press
La Cafetiere Classic 4-cup - 0.6 l, 21 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 25 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 4 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 20 oz.
Yield: 18 oz.

La Cafetiere Classic 8-Cup French Press
La Cafetiere Classic 8-cup - 0.9 l, 30 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 36 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 31 oz.
Yield: 26 oz.

La Cafetiere Lexi 8-Cup French Press
La Cafetiere Lexi 8-cup - 1.0 l, 35 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 38 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 34 oz.
Yield: 30 oz.

La Cafetiere Thermique French Press
La Cafetiere Thermique 3-cup - 0.35 l, 12 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 12 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 3 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 11 oz.
Yield: 9 oz.

Espro Press 3-Cup French Press
Espro Press Small - 0.23 l, 8 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 16 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 3 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 15 oz.
Yield: 10 oz.

Espro Press 10-Cup French Press
Espro Press Medium - 0.53 l, 18 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 32 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 20 oz.
Yield: 16 oz.

Espro Press 10-Cup French Press
Espro Press Large - 0.88 l, 30 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 54 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 10 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 36 oz.
Yield: 32 oz.

Frieling 1-2 Cup French Press
Frieling French Press - 8 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 11 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 3 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 9.5 oz.
Yield: 8 oz.

Frieling 3-4 Cup French Press
Frieling French Press - 17 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 19.5 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 5 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 16 oz.
Yield: 14 oz.

Frieling 8-9 Cup French Press
Frieling French Press - 44 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 56 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 12 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 44 oz.
Yield: 42 oz.

Planetary Designs Table Top Coffee Press 20 oz
Planetary Designs Table Top Coffee Press 20 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 22 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 4 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 20 oz.
Yield: 16 oz.

Planetary Designs Table Top Coffee Press 32 oz
Planetary Designs Table Top Coffee Press 32 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 42 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 8 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 36 oz.
Yield: 32.5 oz.

Planetary Designs Table Top Coffee Press 48 oz
Planetary Designs Table Top Coffee Press 48 oz

Empty Pot (to the rim): 55 oz.
Quantity Coarse Ground Coffee: 12 tbs.
Hot Water Added: 52 oz.
Yield: 50 oz.