Reviewed by Darryl Ryznar
According to the British Coffee Association, two billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day, with almost 95 million being drunk in the UK alone. That’s A LOT of coffee.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I drink my fair share, with at least 2-3 cups a day passing my lips. I haven’t met a coffee I didn’t like – I enjoy all them all, from the fluffy cappuccino, to the bitter after-dinner espresso. Delicious! Therefore, when given the opportunity to review the gorgeous Barista & Co Core Coffee Press, I was excited to see what they had to offer.
Barista & Co is a lifestyle coffee brand based in the UK and have a sustainable ethos at their core. As an eco-conscious brand, their products are designed to last a lifetime (they offer advice on product upkeep and a repair/recycle scheme on their website). They also support various conservation projects including Trees for Life and Barista & Co x Rivers Drinkware, And, if that wasn’t enough, every time you buy a Barista & Co product, they donate a coffee to the homeless or less fortunate. They are using coffee culture as “…a catalyst to positively impact the wider community and the world around us.” What a fantastic incentive!
Designed in the UK, the Core Coffee Press is a modern take on the traditional French press and makes for a beautiful contemporary statement piece that looks at home on my kitchen counter or on my dining table when entertaining (when Covid permits, obviously!).
The cafetiere has a sleek steel and glass design offering 3 mugs / 8 cups of coffee per jug. It also has a number of great qualities including a detachable super-fine stainless-steel filter (making for much easier cleaning), a stain-proof borosilicate glass jug (nobody wants tainted coffee!), and measure-markings, so you know just how much coffee you’re making! These smart touches really speak for the quality of this product – my old cafetière holds none of these characteristics, and the Core Coffee Press is definitely better off for them.
The cafetiere came with a 50g bag of ‘On Us’ coarse ground coffee so I couldn’t wait to try. I made the coffee according to the top tip on their website (thank you, Barista & Co!), and waited around 4 mins before pressing and pouring. The ergonomic filter made for a smooth press, and the beaker was drip-free, hurrah! And even better? The mug of coffee I poured myself was grounds-free, and incredibly flavoursome. Well done Barista & Co!
Available from a variety of retailers, including the Barista & Co website, the Core Coffee Press caters for all tastes and kitchens as it’s also available in a funky teal, chic copper or sultry black finish. It’s not the cheapest of cafetières at RRP £37.99, but I believe that you’re really paying for quality with this French press. And, if you buy via their website just now, you’ll get free membership to their Home Brew Coffee Club which offers a variety of benefits from early sale access, to extended warranty on your products.
So, pop the kettle on and get ready for a luxurious silky smooth coffee brew with a Barista & Co Core Coffee Press.
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