We recently brought a whole heap of new products into our inventory at work. You know me, I am greatly entertained by new coffee stuff. One new product I am particularly excited about is this Hario French Press:
As I have written before, I have mostly disavowed the French Press in honor of the Clever. This French Press, however, is out to change my mind. The actual working design has no real difference than a standard French Press, but aesthetically, this thing rocks. It just looks good. I was tempted to proclaim this the most aesthetically pleasing home coffee brewer, but then, that made me think of all the other well-designed brewers. So, lets pit them all against one another and see who wins. In honor of this contentious election season, we’ll have a vote.
Be sure to read up on the candidates below:
Hario Double-Walled French Press
This French Press includes a double-walled design, which aids in temperature stability. It also makes it look pretty sweet. The design incorporates glass, olive wood, and leather. I think this is a beautiful brewing apparatus.
The Chemex is designed so well that it is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). I think that puts it in contention for most aesthetically-pleasing home coffee brewer.
Walküre Karlsbad Coffee Brewer
The tea-inspired porcelain design of the Walküre Karlsbad is beautiful. This is the kind of brewer you put in a china cabinet as a conversation piece.
Eva Solo Cafe Solo Brewer
The Eva Solo is hip. It is the John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever of the coffee brewing world. It is a force to be reckoned with in coffee style.
The Siphon is the only coffee brewing apparatus with which I am familiar that uses an open flame. People (and moths) are drawn to the beauty of an open flame.
Happy Voting. Until later friends…