While some coffee lovers like the drip-filter system, others swear by the French press as the way to make a great cup of java. Both do basically the same thing, which is pass water that is in contact with coffee grinds through a filter, but the French press may have a bit of an advantage: You can control when to bring the plunger down, giving you greater control over the strength and taste of the resulting coffee.
Small French press coffee maker:
Small French press coffee maker pictured: Bodum Chambord 3 cup French Press Coffee Maker, 12 oz., Chrome
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