Popular in Europe, the Bialetti Preziosa French Press is a great way to experience rich coffee flavor in your own home – no passport required. Because there's no paper filter to absorb natural oils and flavors, pressed coffee has a more distinct flavor than drip coffee. And unlike drip coffee, a coffee press brews coffee with a more dense consistency. The stainless steel base protects the 33.8-oz. glass carafe, providing stability. The lid features a lip shield to capture any coffee grounds that may escape the mesh filter. A coarser grind of coffee is suggested for a French Press, and you can brew your coffee or loose tea to any strength by adjusting the amount of grounds that's brewed.