French presses continue to grow in popularity. Once you have had a cup of coffee from one, you're hooked. They make a rich and full-bodied cup of coffee or espresso and we know that tea drinkers use them as well. Spoon in some ground coffee, pour in some hot water and wait until the coffee is the darkness you like. Push the plunger down and pour off a cup of European brew. The fact that it doesn't use paper filters makes life much easier. Don't forget that a European 'cup' is only 3 oz. so this 8-cup size is actually 24 oz., which is about two decent size mugs of coffee.