Our review of the KitchenAid Precision Press Coffee Maker.

I was motivated to find and review this coffee maker after a visit to one of my sons.

Each morning we’d go out to Starbucks to buy coffee.  


Nothing too weird about that... except he had a perfectly good French press back at home.

The trouble was, he said he could never get it quite right when making his own coffee.

Too much water. Too little water. Brew time too short. Brew time too long. And so on.

After a few days of making disappointing coffee he just gave up and drove down the road to Starbucks.

Enter the KitchenAid Precision Press coffee maker.

It’s a French press, with a double walled steel body. But it’s more than that too. Because it also includes a scale and a timer.

KitchenAid Precision Press coffee maker LED display.Display for weighing the ground coffee and water, and the timer.

This means you can weigh both the ground coffee and the water you use. And once you have poured the water, you can start the timer.

In other words, all those variables that were messing with my son’s brew are taken care of. 

You’ll always have the right proportion of ground coffee to hot water, and you’ll always keep it brewing for just the right length of time.

For a French press this unit isn’t exactly inexpensive. Some reviewers have suggested it would be better simply to buy a regular French press and a separate scale and timer.

They’re probably right about the math and the price. But honestly, I’m not sure my son would bother with having to deal with more than one “machine” when making coffee.

Much easier to have the brewer, scales and timer all in the one unit.

That’s my take on it anyway.

And next time I go visit my son, I’ll take this brewer with me as a gift. Hopefully he’s make some great coffee with it!

If you’d like one and can’t find it locally, it’s available on Amazon.com here.


The KitchenAid Precision Press Coffee Maker.The KitchenAid Precision Press Coffee Maker, with separate coffee grinder and kettle.

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