First off, a big thank-you to Chris McLean of Espro for sending us an 8-ounce Espro Press.
I really wanted to get my hands on one, for a few reasons.
First, I’m a big fan of simple, elegant design.
Secondly, I love French press coffee, but have some issues with the traditional French press.
Anyway, I’m getting a little ahead of myself.
The Espro Press is essentially a French press, otherwise known as a press pot.
But there are improvements here. And it’s rare that a simple design like the French Press can be improved in any meaningful way. Usually companies “improve” on existing designs simply by adding a bunch of bells and whistles to make things more “convenient”.
But in this case, everything that is different about the Espro is different for a good reason.
Let’s look at some of those differences.
It’s made from stainless steel, so I won’t have to worry about breaking any more glass French presses.
It has a dual wall, with a vacuum in between, so it keeps the coffee hotter for longer.
It has a unique double micro-filter, so you get all the oils and flavor in your coffee, but with few particles and sludge.
And, just like a regular French press, it is really easy to use and clean up.
There are three Espro Press sizes – 8 ounces, 18 ounces and 32 ounces. They also offer a light-weight travel mug.
Find out more about the Espro range at espro.ca.
Thanks again guys. I’ll be using my new Espro Press a lot!
The Espro Press on my desk, waiting for the moment to press the plunger, pour my coffee, and enjoy.
NOTE: This product was sent to us free in return for a review. (That said, we always reserve the right NOT to review a free product if we don't like it, or feel you wouldn't like it.)
About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…