- Heat-Resistant Borosilicate Glass
- Professional Food-Grade 310 Stainless Steel
- Capacity: 34oz/1L
- Multi-Screen Filter System
- Dishwasher Safe
- Model No: ST59
FUTURA Glass French Press
With the FUTURA Glass French Press, you can consistently brew exceptional coffee that suits your taste. Features borosilicate glass, stainless steel filters and plunger components, and a stylistic and modern Stainless Steel frame that also acts as an insulation layer to keep your coffee warmer. We have perfected our 4 level french press filter system so every drop is smooth and nuanced with no need to worry about residual grounds in your cup. Within minutes and a single press, the filters will harmonize to give you a rich flavored perfect cup of coffee, every time. So if you like your coffee robust and full of flavor, this may be a game changer for you!
-Width, including handle: 6.5”
Materials: Borosilicate Glass and Food Grade Stainless Steel
- The French Press has a capacity of 34 oz / 1 L. Depending on your cup size, this equates to approximately 8 (4oz), 5 (6oz), or 4 (8oz) cups. The amount brewed will also depend on the coarseness and quantity of the coffee grounds added.
- Note, when pouring hot water into the French Press, leave at least 1 inch of space between the water and the spout.
- The French Press does not need to be filled to maximum capacity to enjoy! Refer to the Instruction Manual for a table providing an indication of coffee ground to water ratios for your preferred volume.
- The type of bean is largely up to personal preference, but in general, medium to dark roasts are the norm.
- The grind should be within the range coarse to medium-coarse.
- Note that the finer the grounds, the stronger the brew, and the coarser the grounds, the weaker the brew.
- If your coffee tastes weak, the coffee may be too coarse. If your coffee tastes bitter, this is an indication that the grounds are too fine due to over-extraction.
- For the best flavor and aroma, we suggest freshly grinding your coffee beans.
- It is possible to use pre-ground coffee.
The Mueller Glass French Press has a 4 Level Filtration System to minimize sediment to the maximum. If there is some sediment in your coffee, this is likely to be from the tiny coffee ground particles that do not dissolve but provide for a fuller-bodied and more nuanced cup.
If you find your coffee is particularly gritty, then check the following:
- That the grounds used are not too fine. It is recommended to use a coarse ground to ensure uniformity with the grind. Uneven ground sizes also lead to uneven extraction, which increases the bitterness of the coffee. If there is too much resistance when pushing down the plunger, then this may be an indication that the grounds are too fine.
- When pressing down the plunger, ensure this is done gently and with a constant force. Any jerking or pushing too hard or fast will increase the chance of coffee grounds escaping through the filters.
- Ensure the filter assembly is firmly screwed on the plunger.
- Try ‘plunging’ twice. Gently repeating the plunge action will re-filter the coffee. Be sure to restart the plunge before reaching the full length of the first plunging action so as not to ‘disturb’ the coffee accumulated at the base.
- Alternatively, you may opt to press down the plunger only ½ -¾ of the way down, to ensure no granules are ‘disturbed’.
No. Never place the Glass French Press on a direct heat source such as a stovetop, open flame, or coffee warmer. This will damage the product. Before pouring water in the French Press, always heat the water separately in a water heater/kettle or in a saucepan on the stovetop.
The water should never be heated directly in the French Press and should be boiled separately. The ideal temperature for the water should be between 195°F-205°F. As a rule of thumb, this temperature is achieved by boiling water, then waiting 30-45 seconds before the pour.
The Glass French Press comes with quality stainless steel filters. When thoroughly cleaned and maintained, the filters will not require replacing. Should you require assistance with your filters feel free to contact Mueller Customer Support.
- We recommend cleaning after each use to keep your filters clear and functioning optimally.
- The filter assembly can be disassembled for a thorough clean. To do so, place the stacked filters in the palm of your hand. Use your other hand to hold the top cap of the plunger and rotate counterclockwise until the filters become loose and can be rotated off of the plunger pole.
- Parts are top rack dishwasher safe. Alternatively, soak the filters in hot water with a mild detergent. A light brush over afterward, with a tool such as a toothbrush will help remove clogged coffee oils or remaining grounds. If a mild detergent is used, be sure to rinse filters thoroughly to avoid any residual detergent affecting the taste of your coffee.
- For stubborn coffee stains, smear a paste of baking soda and water and let sit for 10 minutes. Buff off with a clean dishcloth or soft brush and rinse.
- Ensure all parts are thoroughly dry before reassembling.
- Reassemble the filters starting with the 3 hole cross filter, then 2 mesh filters, then spiral filter. Align the base of the plunger pole with the center of the stacked filters and rotate the top cap of the plunger clockwise to tighten. You can also rotate the filters to tighten.