This is a stylish and well designed french press. I have the 7 cup model and you can make enough coffee to fill three full mugs. The jug slots in and out of its aluminium frame and is dishwasher friendly (we get on very well). The spindle unscrews allowing the filter to be cleaned properly and there is also a secondary filter in the lid. It pours very well and i’ve had a perfect coffee every time. I normally use an aeropress when making coffee for just myself but this is perfect when making coffee for both myself and my better half. You do sometimes get a tiny (and i do mean tiny) trace of residue in the bottom of the mug but i’ve never used a french press where this doesn’t happen. It arrives with a plastic spoon and 1½ scoops per mug is just right. Overall, this functions very well and it looks good too.
Easy to use, easy to clean, good capacity.
Great design and quality and makes a perfect cup of coffee.
I have an aerolatte stove top coffee pot in the italian style so it seemed only natural to plump for a french press from them too. Much-better suited to making coffee for a few guests, this certainly looks the part with a nice stainless steel lid and construction. Crucially, the filter is held in place by a decent spring (this was the problem with my previous cafetière) and so you’re less likely to suffer from coffee grounds in your cup. There’s another guard at the pouring lip to help prevent any coffee grounds getting through. I don’t know how big a ‘cup’ of coffee you like but don’t be confused by this rather ancient method of measuring the size here. It makes about 4 mugs of coffee when full.
- Just what i wanted. The simple instruction of the
- Perfect for snow white and the 7 dwarfs (or those who like a small cup of coffee!)
- Easy Plunge – Simple way to great coffee
aerolatte French Press/Cafetiere, 5-Cup, 5-Cup/600 ml
- 600 ml capacity – ideal for making up to 5 cups of flavoursome filter-style coffee at home
- Borosilicate glass beaker/carafe features an innovative measuring gauge for adding the correct quantity of coffee (spoon included) and water every time
- Two sets of 16 circular holes within the plunge plate enable smooth and efficient plunging
- Robust 18/10 stainless steel filter is designed to tolerate daily usage
- Primary and plunger handles are made from heat-resistant ABS plastic
- Microfilter within the lid captures excess grounds as coffee is poured
- Shape of the frame allows the beaker/carafe to be easily removed for cleaning after usage (either by hand or in a dishwasher)
- Spare/replacement beakers/carafes and filters can be purchased separately
- Two-year guarantee
- Also available in 3-cup (350 ml), 7-cup (800 ml) and 8-cup (1000 ml) versions
I like the appearance of this cafetiere and no matter how much coffee you put in the jug the plunger always goesdown easily – unlike some other cafetieres where it feels like the bottom is going to give way. On the minus side the ‘grill’ for the spout does seem to stop the froth on the top from coming out unitl the vey last cup is poured – but it does stop any loose grounds from coming through – and the spout does dribble – although i find this happens on most cafetieres.
Just got this 8 cup cafetiere and am really impressed. Really nice looking cafetiere. Instructions were easy to understand and they make it easy with an included coffee scoop. The other good thing about this particular product is that there are measurement markings on the main glass pot which makes it simple to know how many scoops of coffee to put int, to how much water. This particular cafetiere also has an extra mesh filter at the top which means absolutely no nasty grindy bits of coffee in my drink. The main glass pot is easy to take out and wash. Overall, as i say, impressed and looking forward to lots of good coffee.
I liked this aerolatte cafetière very much. It looks stylish, and does it’s job very well. With a generous 7 cup capacity (i think other sizes are available), it’s can cater for a dinner party. Has no problems in catching the coffee – no coffee grounds have ended up in my cup.
This isn’t as nice as the bodum cafetieres. The leaflet and measuring spoon is included. What i did notice on mine is that the plunger mesh and frame is crooked, it’s not level. Also, the mesh is fixed in such ways as to render therein a small gap from which could issue forth large ground particles of some such coffee such as might be used when making coffee, forsooth this has happened in the past, even with the bodums, but it is particularly pronounced in this here example. In actual practise (practice?) it is fine. The coffee tastes as good as it does with any other cafetiere.
The simple instruction of the spoon & level on the outside, helps me to not over do the strength of my coffee.
I really like this, the build quality is good, metal and plastic frame/handle, glass “beaker”, metal and plastic plunger and filteration. The filter grill works fine, i have used it a number of times this morning and it has not “leaked” grounds into my drink, i am not sure what other reviewers are doing different to me to get different results but i will report back in a few months if i have noticed any difference, i dont drink right to the finish of the cafetiere pot as it is mainly grounds and dregs at the bottom anyhow. If you have a good ground, or grind your own beans well enough, then stir it, let it stand and then use the plunger on the beverage it does not result in any grounds getting into your cup, or so i have found. There are markings along the side which mark out the number of cups, this will of course be a rough guide as some users will have different size mugs or cups to others. There is a small inlay card detailing the product included and a plastic scoop for coffee grounds. I really like these, though i have lost more than one to breakages either in a dishwasher or in the wash basin when other things are placed in against it, so glad to have this though as it is one of the better ways to enjoy coffee, especially if you appreciate black coffee.
A very well made and stylish cafetiere with a very fine stainless steel micro filter that keeps the coffee grounds in the cafetiere, where they should be, and not spoiling the cup of coffee. It comes with a measuring spoon and water guide on the glass jug, which when followed makes a perfect cup of coffee.
It was easy to use and easy to clean. The instructions were clear and simple.
Good quality, easy to clean i now have fresh coffee everyday.
Enjoyed using this cafetiere more than previous purchases as it seemed more secure when plunging the handle down and it didn’t wobble. It was also a smoother movement and no friction.
My wife doesn’t drink coffee, so at the weekends, this small cafetiere is perfect for me, and makes two mugs, which is just fine. And doesn’t use too much expensive coffee either. Afterwards it’s easy to rinse and pop straight into the dishwasher, the glass is easy to remove, and the plunger/filters work perfectly, just as long as you’re not too aggressive. All in all, i see it as a nice treat at the weekend.
This is a fantastic quality french press – i’ve only ever had cheap plastic versions and the filters never seem to be too great and always lets the coffee grains in but this has a very clever double filter and so far it’s been perfect – no granules have escaped and it is excellent quality. It’s made of glass and is removable and is dishwasher safe – i’m very impressed so far and don’t know how i ever put up with anything less. I bought a replacement glass insert as well from john lewis just in case and this fits so it seems to be a standard size as well. Perfect size, perfect coffee.
Makes good coffee althought i prefer using the french press to make tea. Its also able to froth milk when i feel like making a latte.
Perfect size for one person:) i’ve been using it for a couple weeks now and have no complaints – it’s actually easier to clean than my last one.
This cafetiere is advertised at 7 cup but to me it’s very small. It only holds 700ml of water, taking into account you loose some coffee which remains in the grounds at this means you cup of coffee is no more than 100ml. An expresso may only be 40ml but i think you can really only make these in a pressured coffee machine, a caftiere produces coffee like a filter, so if you like a flat white in a mug you’re not going to get more than 3 persons worth from this with a good top up of milk. To put this into perspective a can of soda drink is 330ml. The design is pretty classic, a glass holder, with a metal frame and plastic handle. The internal part is 2 metal circles a fine mess to stop the coffee grounds coming through, attached to a metal rod. This comes apart for cleaning. The lid is plastic pretending to be metal, not sure how easily this will chip or if it will be destroyed if it goes in the dishwasher. Comes with a plastic scoop to measure the coffee. Fine apart from the size for occasional use.
The aerolatte cafetière has a stylish contemporary look compared to the traditional style we all know and it makes a very decent cup of coffee – so it’s not just a pretty vase (sorry). The metal frame has a minimal design that emphasises the glass inside, it holds the beaker perfectly securely but the frame itself doesn’t feel that sturdy. The glass beaker is a good weight and is easily removed from the frame for cleaning, beware the hidden screw-heads holding the handle in place as they could scratch your beaker if they work loose. The plunger has a very fine stainless steel mesh filter that seems finer than others i’ve had and (so far) is doing a great job of keeping the coffee grounds in the jug and out of my cup. I’ve even tried it with fine ground filter coffee and it did a good job (admittedly not 100%, but still good) of holding them back. The plunger does stop short of the base of the jug, about 15mm from the bottom which is more than some cafetières i’ve had, so maybe that helps let the ground settle while it avoids undue pressure on the base of the jug. There’s another filter built into the pouring point of the lid but i’m not sure that does very much, the mesh isn’t particularly fine and there’s a gap between the bottom rim of the lid and the jug that would allow coffee grounds through anyway. You also have to be sure to align that pouring point in the lid with the pouring lip of the glass beaker, there’s an arrow head marked on top of the lid to help, but even fully aligned this jug pours quite slowly, albeit in a controllable and relatively drip-free manner. Overall it feels like a well-designed and reasonably well-made item, it looks great and is a pleasure to use and the coffee it produces is relatively grounds-free. It might not be the sturdiest cafetière ever but it’s one of the more stylish.
A decent sized and reasonably attractive cafetiere or french press, providing enough coffee for 3 to 4 ordinary mugs of coffee. I have an electric bean grinder that i set to slightly coarse, and in brews to date i have not had any issues with grounds in my cup. A reasonable price for a decent make, and should last for years.
I’ve been looking for one of these for ages. After having a coffee filter machine, followed by a dolce gusto, i found that all i really wanted was a good cup of fresh filter coffee that hadn’t been stewed. This aerolatte french press is perfect. It fits seven cups, although they would be small cups. You could probably get three mugs out of one jug. It’s very easy to use and i’m loving the simpicity of the plunge and drink system after feeling that coffee has become awfully complicated lately. You add about four scopps (scoop provided) of ground coffee and add water that has been boiled but is not boiling. I find that if you use boiling water then it kind of kills the aroma and flavour. I usually leave the kettle for about four or five minuets before pouring over the ground coffee. Leave it as long as you dare, and plunge.