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KONA French Press Coffee Press Maker With Reusable Stainless Steel Filter, Large Comfortable Handle & Glass Protecting Durable Black Shell?

A total of 8 reviews of this product on Reddit.

21 points


14th Nov 2014

I’m sort of a coffee snob outside of being a Starbucks employee, the enthusiast in me can’t recommend a system like this. I’m not sure how cheap it would be but it isn’t really anything special. If you really want an easy pour over system and have it be just like we do iced coffee in the store (double strength and weakened with ice, its not terrible but honestly not good) then go with this but if not you should research cold brew.

The pour over double strength method is used by us in the store for consistency and volume, we can make a large amount of coffee quickly and it’ll be the same every time. it just doesn’t make very good tasting coffee because brewing double strength makes it kinda sour and bitter and doesn’t properly bring out the flavors of the coffee.

If you are still reading this far then you’re interested in an alternative: I say get him a French press and a cold brew recipe!! You may be able to get the one we sell for a good deal, if not tpyou can find good ones on amazon for around $20, I personally have this and I love it but you cpwould do with anything else on amazon with good reviews if you prefer a simpler design.

Cold brew takes longer (it has to sit for at least 12 hours) but it makes a freaking delicious iced coffee. If you really want to impress your boyfriend, mark out a bag of Ethiopian or Guatemala Antigua and grind it for French press then make him a batch of cold brew – its really easy, just measure out the coffee and use twice as much as the bag recommends, fill the rest of the press with cold water and leave it in the fridge overnight or for at least 12 hours. This method brings out a lot of the fruity and chocolaty flavors of the coffees and makes a delicious and strong but light cup of iced coffee.

You can find lots of recipes online if you want to get more specific with proportions or brewing styles too!

2 points


3rd Sep 2020

this is the press pot I currently own and have since March 2018. it’s been through 2 house moves and I take it too friends’ houses to make them coffee and spread the press pot bug! It’s survived a few trips through the dishwasher because of room mates that didn’t know better, and I’ve only had to replace the screen once because someone left grounds in it to mold while I was visiting family.

1 point


17th Dec 2017

I’ve owned three of these and they’ve served me fine. Only issue I had was that one shattered when my wife dropped it but, yanno, glass so ��.

KONA French Press Coffee Maker With Reusable Stainless Steel Filter, Large Comfortable Handle & Glass Protecting Durable Black Shell https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMJDJ5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_AmBnAbHJX9Z0H

1 point


14th Feb 2015

Are we playing good-cop-bad-cop?

OP-you-suck!^I’m ^bad ^cop

But seriously, I have the Kona French Press. The Aeropress says it’s superior to ‘regular’ french presses, but I’m fine with mine.

1 point


3rd Jun 2017

KONA French Press Coffee Maker 8 Cup (1 liter, 34 oz) Glass Tea Pot, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMJDJ5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_AoKmzb4CCVPY5

I have bought several and this has been by far the best I have used for under $30-$40.

1 point


30th Nov 2015

I started with this French Press on Amazon. It was really easy to use. I also bought a tea kettle to heat the water and a thermal mug.

As far as brands of coffe, I just went to walmart and bought a couple brands. The french press technically should be used with a courser grind but I just used normal grounds. You can buy whole beans and a grinder as well. Coffee preference really was trial and error for me. I have no good suggestion.

I just bought my first drip coffee maker on black friday. Those are pretty easy to use as well. It’s up to what he wants to do really.

1 point


2nd Jun 2015

This has been going strong since last September. I use it daily. When I bought it it came with a “code” for a second screen as well.

0 points


24th Nov 2015

I would do this:

1) If he doesn’t have a coffee grinder, get a cheap blade grinder from Amazon – $20 bucks or so. Doesn’t matter what kind, they all do the same thing.

2) French Press – KONA French Press https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMJDJ5C/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_xIhvwbX7GMK5F

3) Go to a local coffee shop and get a good medium roast, whole bean and let him grind it at home. Ask them what they recommend. Depending on the shop and the type of coffee it’s probably $14-17/lb. Get something they has been roasted within the past week or so. If it doesn’t have a roast date on it then I would pass and find something that does.

That will TOTALLY change his life in terms of coffee. Have him research ratios for the French press and maybe If you can swing it, pick up a cheap food scale so he can start weighing his coffee and water. Not necessary in the beginning but something he may want to pursue later.

You can also go Aeropress instead of French press, but I have zero experience with one. From what I understand they are amazing.

The money you’d spend on a Keurig could be spent on beans, a scale, etc.