In the pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee, simplicity is often the best course of action and when it comes to coffee, you won’t get a simpler way of preparing great coffee than the humble cafetière. This low-tech coffee maker deliveries great coffee and there is something absolutely divine about watching the plunger go down over the coffee grounds. Cafetières come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. While they may traditionally be made of a combination of glass and a metal or plastic casing, some models are completely made of metal and will last a considerable length of time.
The best cafetières will look impressive when presented to your guests but, more importantly, the coffee you serve will taste amazing. We’ve put together a selection of cafetières for you so you too can enjoy great tasting coffee every day.
The Best Cafetiere
Who better to make great cafetière than a company that makes some of the best coffee in the world? This Kona French Press Coffee Maker is the perfect vessel to make the best Kona coffee. It’s unique and attractive design includes an insulated outer shell that is elegant, durable and sturdy. This coffee maker is completely portable and eco-friendly. It features and extra thick 34-ounce borosilicate glass coffee pitcher that takes the hot brew really well. It’s large enough to make 8 cups of coffee making it perfect for a friendly gathering. It’s also easy to keep clean. Just pop it in the dishwasher and you’re done and if your coffee gets cold it’s microwave safe so you can give it a quick zap.
Unique & attractive insulated outer shell
Perfect for brewing tea or coffee
Extra thick 34 oz borosilicate glass coffee pitcher
Dishwasher & microwave safe
Elegant, durable and sturdy
Portable and eco-friendly
- BrandIdylcHomes KONA
- Weight14.1 ounces
Add a touch of elegance to your morning coffee with this French Press Coffee Maker from Cafe Du Chateau. It features a four-level filtration system and the lid has an added strainer to ensure that nothing but pure, delicious coffee is poured into your cup. The pot is made from thermal resistant borosilicate glass and the outer layer is a durable premium stainless-steel casing that protects the glass. If you’re a novice at making coffee in a cafetière coffee maker, this one comes with detailed instructions so you can achieve the perfect brew and really start enjoying coffee time. Our guide to the best pod coffee machines features more quality products for coffee lovers, so check them out.
Four level filtration system
Elegant, durable design
Made from premium grade stainless steel
Pot is thermal resistant borosilicate glass
Lid strainer keeps all the grounds out of your cup
Includes detailed instructions for the perfect brew
- BrandCafe Du Chateau
- ModelFrench Press Coffee Maker
- Weight1.98 pounds
Making coffee for your family and friends doesn’t get simpler. This Bodum coffee and tea maker is simple in its design and makes it possible to make great tasting coffee in a matter of minutes. The base and handle are BPA-free and the carafe is heat-resistant glass. The plunger of this cafetière is made from stainless steel which is long lasting and won’t absorb and smells that will affect the taste of your coffee. Don’t forget to also check out our guide to the best instant coffees.
4 minutes and plunge for perfect coffee
Base and handle made of BPA-free polypropylene
Carafe made of German heat-resistant borosilicate glass
Plunger made of stainless steel
34 oz capacity
- Weight1 pound
Excite all the senses when you serve coffee in this French Press Coffee Maker by Coffee Gator. This coffee maker is visually stunning, feels great in your hands, produces great tasting coffee that smells sublime and all you’ll hear is the sound of happy sipping. It is available in a range of stunning colors in a trendy matte finish. This is a cafetière and coffee thermos in one. It has double wall insulation to keep your coffee hot for longer than most other French press coffee makers. The double layered filtration system means all you get in your cup is great tasting coffee, without worrying about getting a mouthful of coffee grounds. It’s super simple to make the best coffee and when you’re done, the entire pot can be cleaned in the dishwasher. This cafetière also comes with a coffee canister so you can take your coffee show on the road and not run out of coffee.
Hotter for longer thermal brewer
Double wall insulation
Dishwasher safe stainless steel
Easy to prepare superb tasting coffee
33% thicker and 20% heavier than other cafetières
Available in stunning colors
- BrandCoffee Gator
- Weight2.3 pounds
When you have a Mueller French Press Coffee Maker, you have a quality cafetière that is practically indestructible. It’s made from professional grade 304 18/10 double-layered stainless steel that is stunning to look at and about as durable as they come. It has a triple-layered filter structure to stop that bitter, nasty sediment from ruining what should be perfect coffee and you can multipurpose this cafetière with hot or cold coffee, your favorite blend of teas and even experiment with different types of milk, including the non-dairy kind. Take this baby with you on your outdoor adventures, as a camping coffee maker. Roughing it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise on the mountain. You’ll also get a handy cannister to take extra coffee with you wherever you go.
Triple-layered filter structure to stop the sediment
Professional grade 304 18/10 double-layered stainless-steel
Coffee stays hot for 60 minutes longer than other models
Long lasting, durable design that’s built to last
Bonus cannister for extra coffee goodness
Ideal for hot or cold coffee, tea and more
- BrandMueller Austria
- Weight2.2 pounds
Be the envy of all coffee enthusiasts in your circle with this Veken French Press Coffee maker. Its design is remarkable and eye catching. It’s made form 304 grade stainless steel with a heat resistant borosilicate glass pot. Make plenty of coffee for everyone with a generous 34 oz capacity that will pour out 8 generous cups of coffee or many smaller ones. It evens has measurements markings on the beaker so you can be sure to make the perfect amount of coffee and add just the right amount of coffee to the pot. The four-level filtration system ensures your coffee will be free of grounds for pure coffee drinking pleasure. All you need to do to make the best coffee you’ve ever had is add the right amount of coffee, pour in the water, give it a stir. Then let it brew for a few minutes before pressing down the plunger. That’s it. It’s coffee time. For more amazing products for coffee lovers, check out our guide to the best decaf coffees.
Generous 34oz/8 cup capacity
Made from 304 grade stainless steel with borosilicate glass
4 level filtration system
Stunning design with ergonomic handle
Easy to use and easy to clean
- Weight2.05 pounds
It’s fine to be selfish sometimes and have a cafetière that makes just enough coffee for you, and you alone. This French Press Single Serving Coffee Maker by Clever Chef makes a generous single serving of fresh, hot and delicious coffee for one or, if you want to share, you can pour the coffee into two smaller cups. It features premium multi-level filtration for pure coffee indulgence and it’s perfect for use at home, at the office or even take it camping with you. This is a cafetière that is stylish enough to put on display, yet the handle fits comfortably in your hand. Enjoy your favorite coffee beans wherever you go and pop your cafetière in the dishwasher so it’s ready for your next coffee craving.
Make fresh coffee, tea, espresso, or cold brew
Premium multi-level filtration technology
Fine stainless-steel mesh screen
Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
Stylish, durable and comfortable to use
Perfect for home, work or camping
- BrandClever Chef
- Weight10.4 ounces
Old world charm meets a modern marvel with this Le Creuset Stoneware 27-Ounce French Press. This is one of the best coffees cafetières you can buy and it will last you for a lifetime with a minimum of care. The plunger and mesh press are made from odor-resistant stainless steel and the non-porous enamel finish is available in a range of colors that you can mix and match with other Le Creuset products or other aspects of your kitchen. Cleaning up is also a breeze. Take out the plunger, empty the grounds and pop your cafetière in the dishwasher. Whether your kitchen decor is country, city, vintage or contemporary, this is an elegant addition that will make many perfect cups of coffee.
Stainless steel plunger and mesh press
Non-porous enamel finish
Resists odors, staining, chipping and cracking
Made of durable, high-fired stoneware with glossy enamel glazing
Dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup
Easy to mix and match with other Le Creuset products
- BrandLe Creuset
- Weight3 pounds
This impressive cafetière comes in timeless stainless steel and you can choose between a brushed finish or a polished on. Frieling USA Double Wall Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker is made from double walled 18/10 stainless steel that will last for a lifetime. You’ll love the 2-stage filter system that keeps all the grounds in the bottom of the pot and the generous 17-ounce capacity is great for spending a leisurely afternoon sipping coffee with friends. The pot doubles as an insulated serving pitcher that can keep your coffee hot. Perfect for when you and a few friends plan on having multiple cups. The full-length handle is comfortable and makes pouring coffee easy. When you’ve had enough coffee, this cafetière easily disassembles for easy cleaning. Thanks to all these amazing features, it makes a nice Christmas gift for any coffee lover in your life.
Double-wall 18/10 stainless-steel
Patented dual screen means ZERO sediment
Full-length, comfortable handle
Doubles as insulated serving pitcher
Disassembles easily for washing
- Weight2.1 pounds
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great cafetière and BAYKA French Press Coffee and Tea Maker is proof of that. This is an economical coffee maker that will have you checking the price tag in disbelief. It’s made from durable, high quality stainless steel and the double layer vacuum structure not only keeps your coffee warm, it also means you can grab the handle or the pot without burning your fingers. The sleek design and highly polished sheen make it a beautiful addition to any kitchen so get one for yourself and another one as a gift for someone special. Most importantly, making outstanding coffee is easy so get brewing and enjoy.
Made from high quality 304 stainless steel
Double-layer vacuum structure keeps coffee warm
Durable and stylish enough for any kitchen
Perfect gift for someone special or for yourself
Large 34 oz capacity
- ModelFrench Press
- Weight1.75 pounds
What’s In A Name?
The original name for the coffee makers in our selection is la cafetière. The original filter was a cloth screen attached to a rod. There is some debate on whether the Italians or the French first came up with the idea of this caffeine marvel but as long as the coffee tastes great, does it really matter? The cafetière is also known as a coffee plunger, french press, press pot and a few other choice names.
The best coffee to use with a cafetière is whatever beans happen to be your favorite. Just make sure they are freshly ground and not too fine. Make your coffee stronger or weaker, depending on your preferences. One thing is for certain. This low-tech method of brewing coffee has been around for quite a long time and as the coffee it brews is delicious; it’ll be around for many years into the future.