French presses take a little more effort than your standard K-Cup, but a few extra minutes translates into more flavor as well as satisfaction. Think of it as the manual transmission of the coffee world: While smart automation has reduced its performance edge, it can’t replicate the simple pleasure of doing something yourself. If you consider your coffee a source of pleasure as well as a source of caffeine, it may be time to invest in a French press coffee maker as well as top-shelf coffee beans.
Bodum Chambord 8-Cup French Press
Best for Everyday Use: If you plan on using your French press every day, it should be made of practical materials. The Bodum Chambord’s high-quality stainless steel design, heat-resistant handle and dishwasher-safe build ensure you can play barista every morning with minimal hassle (for a French press).