Beyond the Electric Drip: Five Eco-Friendly Coffee Makers
Most of us can't leave the house without a cup of joe. While electric percolators make life easy, French press and other non-electric coffee brewers are becoming more and more popular. Aside from saving on energy costs, non-electric options give you more control over the strength and flavor of the coffee. Not to mention, brands that don't require filters are eco-friendly. Here's what's hot on the market:
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Classic Series Chemex Coffee Maker
The Chemex coffee maker has been brewing clear, pure, flavorful coffee without bitterness or sediment for over forty years and remains one of the purest methods of brewing.
Coffee can be made at the preferred strength.
Simple to use: Place grounds in the cone-shaped filter at the top and pour hot water over them.
The polished wood collar and leather tie serves as an insulated handle.
Elegant, eco-friendly and simple!
Bodum Chambord French Press, 8 cup
Coffee is measured in 4oz. cups, and this 8-cup, 34-ounce French Press serves 2-3 people
Carafe is made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass; Stainless Steel frame and heat resistant handle. Both dishwasher safe.
Three-part stainless steel mesh filter helps extract your coffee's aromatic oils and subtle flavors
Pressed coffee extracts the perfect amount of essentials oils and acids from the bean for the maximum amount of flavor from your coffee
Ships in certified frustration-free packaging
Le Creuset French Press
High-quality exterior enamel protects against metal marks and other damage
Less than 1% porosity, blocking moisture absorption which can lead to cracking, crazing and rippling
Resistant to staining and flavor/odor absorption
REI Table Top French Coffee Press - 32 fl. oz.
Simple to use—add coarse ground coffee or loose-leaf tea and near-boiling water; let steep for four minutes, then press the plunger and pour
Built-in spout has a fine-mesh screen to filter out the grounds while you pour
Vacuum-insulated, double-walled stainless-steel carafe keeps your beverage hot
Holds 32 fl. oz.
Hand wash the REI Table Top French coffee press with soap and warm water
Frieling French Press, 16 fl. oz.
18/10 stainless steel
Double wall construction (retains heat four times longer than glass)
Available sizes and finishes: 8 fl. oz. mirror finish / brushed finish, 16 fl. oz. mirror finish / brushed finish, 23 fl. oz. mirror finish / brushed finish, 36 fl. oz. mirror finish / brushed finish