If you like full-bodied and flavorful coffee, a French press should be your go-to brewing method. A French press is a manual coffee maker with a cylindrical carafe, a plunger and a built-in filter that percolates the coffee. It uses just-boiled water to steep coarse grinds for about four minutes.
This approach is more gentle than drip coffee or stovetop brewing methods that heat the water very hot and sometimes scald the beans. With a French press, coffee also doesn’t sit on a warming plate after brewing so it doesn't continue to “cook” and turn bitter.