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KOHIPRESS the Original Portable French Press Coffee Maker: QUICK OVERVIEW
Value for Money
Ease of Cleaning
What We Like
What We Don't Like
The KOHIPRESS Original Portable French Press Coffee Maker is a high-quality portable coffee maker that also doubles as a convenient thermos.
It offers true coffee lovers a way to have their cake (I mean coffee) and eat it too! No matter where you go, you can always take your coffee with you with this handy handheld coffee maker.
The first time I saw this, I had to take a second look and ask myself, "Does this actually brew coffee?" It resembles the older stainless steel coffee thermoses you can get that simply keep your coffee warm.
But believe me, this item does brew your coffee! The process emulates a large scale coffee maker, and the result is just as good as if you got it from a well-known cafe.
KOHIPRESS Portable French Press Coffee Maker Review
Who Is This Product For?
The KOHIPRESS Portable French Press Coffee Maker is for anyone who wants to be able to have a cup of coffee on-the-go when you don't have time to stop at a drive-thru.
The device can be useful for backpackers and other long term travelers that can't be guaranteed about the availability of coffee at their destination.
The quality of the coffee is superior compared to other similar products, and the grounds are trapped in the bottom, so there's no flow-through of old coffee grounds.
Traveling salespeople, commuters, and people who have to stay in hotels for their work would love this product.
Additionally, it would be a great item to have handy in a business meeting with small groups at work.
Campers will enjoy this also because they get to have their morning coffee as usual even when they are out in the wilderness!
The KOHIPRESS comes with the stainless steel thermos, insulated double wall vacuum inner containers and the reusable filter made from Micron stainless steel mesh.
The unit comes with a leak-proof lid and everything you need to brew a quick but delicious cup of coffee.
Overview of Features
This unique all-in-one coffee thermos and brewer gives you a way to make a fresh cup of coffee anytime you want it.
The insulated travel mug and brewing machine comes with a portable leak-proof lid and a micron stainless steel mesh filter that can be reused. There's no need to buy filters with this convenient solution for coffee on-the-go.
There is a patented self-locking system that allows the brewed coffee to stay safe from the used coffee grounds. There's no flow back from the bottom part of the chamber that could contaminate your fresh coffee.
Most people find it easy to clean and choose to dump the remaining grounds in the trash when they're done. It is designed to offer easy clean-up, and it keeps the grounds in one place.
Some people have noticed that it has an inner plastic plunger that keeps the grounds at the bottom of the container -- no need to worry, though. The plunger is BPA free and is considered 100% safe for food contact.
How to Use
To use the KOHIPRESS portable French Press coffee maker, just release the latch at the top of the container and remove the inner chamber.
Place the black coaster on the table where your coffee mug will be. Use about two rounded teaspoons of coffee grounds and place them in the inner chamber. Next, pour boiling water into the inner chamber up to about an inch from the top (do not overfill).
Then, secure the top unit and open the mouth of the lid enough to release some of the pressure from the inner chamber and gently press down (thus, the name of the unit), until it is on the bottom of the inner chamber.
Remember that the filter is located on the bottom of the inner chamber so your coffee grounds will be filtered as you press down on the inner chamber to the bottom and the grounds will be trapped in the bottom.
Violà! You will have nothing but fresh, brewed coffee.
There are several alternatives to the KOHIPRESS French Press portable coffee maker.
One of the best alternatives available right now is the Amovee French Press Travel Coffee Press Mug.
It is less expensive than the KOHIPRESS French Press covered in this review. But the outside unit is made of plastic, rather than stainless steel. Some customers who purchased this stated that they wished they had bought the metal version.
While there are plenty of alternatives out there to choose from, we conclude that a French Press is not just a French Press. In other words, they are not all created equal.
The KOHIPRESS original French press coffee maker and thermos is a great solution for the person who wants to have the rich, bold taste of freshly-brewed coffee without having to use a full-scale coffee brewing system.
Whether you're going camping, on a business trip, or hosting a meeting, this unit produces consistently good coffee that's easy to brew, drink, and clean up. Just pop the filter out and rinse it off and it's ready for the next use.
This is an excellent deal for the money and seems to stand as a high-end solution for mobile coffee brewing for busy people!