The Espro Press takes French presses to another level with precision coffee brewing. This French press will preserve all of the freshly brewed flavors and aromas by micro-filtering twice with a unique metal filter. The micro-filter keeps grounds out of your cup and lets aromatic oils in, giving your cup of java a stronger flavorful bite. The plunger may look a little funny, like a miniature coffee filter basket on a stick, but it works great!
Features & Functionality of the Espro Press
Multiple Sizes: Espro offers a single serving for one at 8oz, an 18oz size, or a 32oz so you can share the great flavors with friends and family in one sitting.
Double-Filter: Filters out grounds from your coffee and the micro-filter prevents silt from ending in the bottom of your cup.
Sturdy Structure: Made of stainless steel it gives your carafe a chic look and durable feel.
A Note About Coffee & Cups
Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.
Choose Your Size - The Espro Press comes in three sizes to choose from.
Micro-Filter - The micro-filter prevents unwanted silt at the bottom of your cup.
Heavy, Man - The stainless steel French press could really hurt if you drop it on your toes, it's heavy!
Careful! - The plunger and filter basket take up more volume than you would expect. Do not overfill the carafe with grounds and water or there could be a hot mess on your hands!
How Does it Compare?
Manufacturer Data: Espro Press Small: 8 oz
Crew Review Data For Comparison
Empty Pot (to the rim): 16 oz
Tbs Coarse Ground Coffee: 3 tbs
Hot Water Added: 15 oz
YIELD: 10 oz
Manufacturer Data: Espro Press Medium: 18 oz
Crew Review Data For Comparison
Empty Pot (to the rim): 32 oz
Tbs Coarse Ground Coffee: 6 tbs
Hot Water Added: 20 oz
YIELD: 16 oz
Manufacturer Data: Espro Press Large: 32 oz
Crew Review Data For Comparison
Empty Pot (to the rim): 54 oz
Tbs Coarse Ground Coffee: 10 tbs
Hot Water Added: 36 oz
YIELD: 32 oz
Tips and Tricks
Like a richer cup of coffee? Experiment with adding another tablespoon of coarse ground coffee.
Best Answer:I have been a bit disappointed in this press. I thought the double filter basket would help keep coffee grounds out of the coffee. It is better than other options without this double filter but I still get quite a bit of grounds in the coffee.
I notice that the spout is completely open during steeping. My French press can be 'closed' during steeping and then turned around for pouring. Does this pot hold its heat even with that opening? Thanks.
Best Answer:During steeping the plunger is in place and therefore the water and coffee below are sealed by the filter basket seal. I've been shocked at how hot coffee stays in this pot. I can't imagine that would ever be a concern. In fact, the coffee is generally too hot to drink after brewing. I've been really pleased with the pot. My only slight complaint is that it's a bit cumbersome to clean but the coffee produced is well worth a few minutes of extra effort. Everything one wants from French press with very little grinds in the cup.
I have both the large and medium presses - both do an excellent job of retaining heat during the brewing process. I typically preheat the pot/carafe before brewing with some hot water (did the same with conventional glass press pots) and I have had no issues with heat retention. The presses are very well made and work as advertised. The double-walled stainless steel likely compensates for any heat lost through the open spout.
This holds its heat way better than other well-known brands I have used because the container is double-walled and designed to stay hotter for longer. I would have liked to see the design incorporate a "closed" setting like you mention, but overall this will retain its heat far longer than a normal french press.
Thanks, Albert. I'm sure it compares better to a glass french press but I wonder how it compares to other double walled, stainless french presses, like my Bonjour that has a closed opening during steeping. I'm always looking for the best equipment and will still consider giving this a try.
Hi, I have used different types of French Press Pots for years and have found this one, the Espro Press to be superior in every way. Coffee stays very hot even with the opening and the dual filter system keeps the silt and grounds from going into your cup. Worth every cent.
Hi Faith, The Espro Press seems to hold heat just fine.. I believe the primary source of heat loss is by conduction through the metal and this can be dramatically reduced by preheating the pot. Heat loss through the open spout seems to be negligible. Tony
Best Answer:I've definitely noticed this. In fact, I did some measurements to see how much it was retaining. I found that it consistently retained about 4oz of the water I put into it. So, now I always take this into accout when I measure out my water, and beans prior to grinding.
Best Answer:I have the large size, but almost always make a smaller portion. I like the extra volume for the times I want a larger pot. Unless the physical size presents an issue for storage, counter space etc, get the bigger version. -Jason.
Is plastic incorporated into the basket design? I don't want any plastic whatsoever. Thanks!
A shopper on Sep 27, 2015
Best Answer:Yes, there is some plastic surrounding the filter. If you're looking for a french press that doesn't use any plastic at all, the Frieling french presses will likely be up your alley, and come in a couple of finishes, brushed stainless, or mirror finish.
Please note that Espro will repair calibrated tampers, have replacement filters and shafts available for presses, and will replace pitchers and Dillinger tampers if they are deemed defective and still covered by warranty.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?
Caring for the Espro Press
We recommend that you clean your press with soap and warm water after use.
Great for a time. Then fatally flawedReview by Anonymous coward
The overall design of the micro filter is flawed. After moderate usage (~200 presses) the pressure requires to force liquid through the filter becomes greater than the pressure requires to force liquid past the seal. The effect is squeegeed coffee of lesser quality than a bodum. More importantly, increased pressure forces hot liquid to jet past the seal and exit upward and out of the open spout. I would recommend this press highly so long as you understand that you'll be purchasing a $35 filter ever 6 months.
Attempts to clean the filter both chemically and mechanically have not yielded a method to extend the life of the filter.
All coffee processed in this press was burr grinded to the 'smallest' French press grind option on a Breville burr grinder. (Posted on 11/28/2015)
Tried and TestesReview by DudeManSweet
I've had this press for just over 2.5 years and it simply produces one of the best cups of coffee for the price you pay. I have a great knowledge on the coffee industry (lived on a coffee farm in Costa Rica) and this press makes the closest cup of coffee to what we produced down on the farm. Clean up is clean up, not too difficult, but it needs to be done. The temperature remains the same, but as all true coffee fans will tell you, too hot of coffee is burnt coffee!!!! The Espro allows ample breathe to flow and enhance the aromas.
Pros: Produces a nice flavor, zero grit, easy to clean, affordable
BONUS INFO: As the espro website will tell you, BUY A BURR GRINDER! No sense in attempting to make the best cup of coffee with pre ground coffee bean! It kills the complex breakdowns in the flavor. (Posted on 6/1/2015)
Works as Advertised!Review by S. Troll
I'm very happy with my Espro (18oz). This makes a consistent cup of excellent tasting coffee with minimal sediment. The filters are easy to clean and rarely require more than a rinse under the faucet. My complaint is that the instructions (packaging and insert) for use are sparse. I highly recommend everyone watch the 5-minute Masterclass video that Espro produced. This can currently be found at:
https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/qjdx0errli?popover=true (Posted on 3/6/2015)
all around greatReview by coffeemonster
Looks great and makes fantastic coffee. No grit whatsoever. I find it easy to clean once you get the hang of it. Medium size makes about a mug and a half. Highly recommended. (Posted on 10/5/2014)
Major flaws in the Espro Press PotReview by kingtermite
The Espro pot is a great idea, but it simply fails on many points. There are a number of design flaws, in my opinion. I've been using a Bodum and French Press coffee is my 'go to' preparation method, and has been for many years.
Flaw1: You do get a cleaner cup of coffee, but at the expense of a LOT of grit at the bottom of the last cup. Not slight sediment like most French press, but big ground chunks.
Flaw2: When trying to clean, the filter is often very tight and prone to going slightly slanted if you aren't careful to really pull straight. When it does, it's so hard to get out that when it finally does, it "snaps" out flinging coffee sediment all over.
Flaw3: The lid is not insulated well, so it gets hot when you are pouring the coffee.
- Mostly clean cup
- Hard to clean
- Lids gets hot when pouring
- MAJOR sediment in last cup
- Doesn't come in larger (12-cup) size pots
(Posted on 4/16/2013)
OutstandingReview by LLOYD
Simply the best. I love black coffee and once you figure out all the variables it makes the best cup of coffee without any grit. (Posted on 4/5/2013)
Good solid product and excellent resultsReview by Sam
I got my press a few days ago and thus far I am impressed overall. I wish the price was a touch lower, but generally I am happy. I am really glad that coffee can sit in the container for hours and remains warm but not bitter. Filter design is good, but a bit of a challenge to clean. Not sure dish washer is a good option. I have been washing by hand. Ran a few tests and coffee is good and not gritty. Amount of sediment on the bottom of my cup is minimal and yet I see the oils like I do with a typical Bodum. So far, price is my only knit.
Design,Easy To Use,Commercial Grade,Great Taste,Durable construction
Hard To Clean (Posted on 6/2/2012)
great coffee!Review by dolule
The best french press coffee I've ever had. S-m-o-o-t-h. True flavor and aroma. Any coffee left in the carafe stays hot and just as delicious as the first cup. Easy cleanup, too!
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quiet, Quick Brewing, Great Taste
(Posted on 3/18/2012)
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