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Espro Press 8oz, 18oz & 32oz

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Since its invention, the French press has been celebrated around the world as one of the most accessible brewing methods. Praised for making full-bodied, aromatic coffee, its fans offer but one complaint: it fails to filter out lots of sediment. Espro has reinvented this classic device to keep all that’s good and ditch the grit.

Fines begone! The Espro Press implements two metal mesh filters to separate grounds from the brew. While an ordinary press filters with one mesh disk, Espro’s unique model adds a barrel-shaped filter to the standard apparatus. The result is a clean cup of coffee that, having been filtered by metal instead of paper, still contains aromatic oils. Take the time to enjoy, because this double-walled, vacuum-insulated stainless steel vessel will keep coffee hot for quite a while.

Features:

  • 8-ounce, 18 ounce, or 32 ounce capacity. Select size from options after selecting "Add to Cart" above.
  • Two fine mesh filters
  • Double-walled vacuum insulation
  • Stainless steel construction
  • One year no-questions-asked factory replacement warranty

Espro

With several recent innovations, Espro has made quite a splash in the world of coffee. By reinventing some classic coffee-making devices, Espro's products add a measure of class and convenience to a few of the most celebrated staples of the industry. With devices like their calibrated espresso tamper and toroid steaming pitcher, this budding Canadian company aims to "take care of the science of making coffee so that you can focus on the art". On the behalf of manual brewing fanatics, we offer a warm welcome to the latest from Espro: the Espro Press.
Espro Press 8oz, 18oz & 32oz is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a leap forward Someone put thought into this press--it's hefty, well designed, well constructed, the components articulate well, and I'm left with the impression I'll have it for years. But at $80 for an 8fl oz model, I want more than a good cup of coffee--I want a device that genuinely does better, and after about twenty test brews, I agree with the claim it makes better-than-average French press coffee. *How* it makes coffee is a different story. Both filters' micron ratings (I believe it's the same) are so small water has great difficulty passing through them without some fluid pressure--you can literally pour 100mL water into the carafe, put the filter (not basket) on, invert the carafe, and get less than 20mL out. Interestingly I found no change in retained volume with the basket on and grounds in the carafe; grounds seem to help build fluid pressure but minimally affect retained fluid volume. Retained volume is a problem because it seems to be stuck round 50mL, with silt, regardless of water volume, mass of grounds, or grind size. My dry grounds typically absorb 1.6-2.0mL water per gram, so, at a manufacturer recommended mix of 19.1g dry grounds to 314.6mL water I end up with 52.8g of mud (water plus silt, ~3/4+ is water) and 35.8g of water retained by the grounds for a volume loss of 20%, putting 222.2mL in my cup. Keep in mind ~265.6mL are available for consumption, so it's 222.2mL coffee to drink and there's still some silt in my cup, though noticably less. These results are typical of the brews I've logged data on (about twenty). Twenty percent fluid retention is huge for coffee making equipment, especially as volume scales up (recall I bought the small press). Though the press delivers its promise of low-silt coffee in a way that's more complicated than innovative, other brewing devices and methods deliver silt-free, loss-minimized coffee without the extra steps. To me this is significant because of Espro's price point, for $80 I want more than impressive construction and weak implementation of a concept. Decanting coffee pressed with a traditional wire screen also removes silt, with less drinkable coffee lost, and I am hard pressed to say the Espro's extra features make brewing French press coffee in one step more efficient than using a decanter. A larger micron filter would greatly pique my interest if Espro makes one available.
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy duty and produces a clean cup of coffee The Espro produces a clean cup. I was frustrated with my cheapo french press that I purchased from Ikea, and got this as a replacement. I wanted a cup of coffee that wasn't over extracted due to sludge. I got the large Espro model and it's REALLY big, but I wanted something that would produce enough coffee for multiple people for a brunch, for instance. This is extremely heavy duty. 
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best French Press money can buy The espro press may be a little pricey but it is the best french press I've ever used. One of the problems I've run into with the french press is keeping the temp up through the brew. The Espro makes this easy being made of double walled stainless steal. The ultra fine double filter also helps to remove the majority of the sludge while keeping a full body that you want from a press.
Date published: 2013-07-18
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