French presses continue to grow in popularity. Once you have a cup of coffee from one, you're hooked. They make a rich and full-bodied cup of coffee or espresso and we also know that lots of tea drinkers use them as well. Spoon some coffee grounds in, pour in hot water and wait until it is the darkness you like. Push the plunger down and pour off a European cup of coffee. The fact that they don't use any paper filters makes life so much easier. This 12 cup size makes 4 American cups or 3 good-sized mugs of coffee.