In terms of excellent coffee brewing, manual labour is more popular than ever – that is if pressing a plunger can be qualified as manual labour. The French press lets the coffee beans develop their fullest aroma so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it is the brewing method of choice for coffee tasters trying to determine quality beans. The simplest route to an excellent cup of coffee: coarsely ground coffee, hot water, wait for 4 minutes and press down the plunger. The Chambord has been a classic almost from the day it came out - still is and always will be. This latest update comes with a lid that closes off the spout which makes the Chambord spill-proof should it get knocked over. It also makes for better temperature control. The Chambord is made from borosilicate glass, plastic, chrome-plated steel and silicone and is dishwasher safe.