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 Java French Press is made from borosilicate glass,stainless steel and plastic . It is dishwasher safe. The press is18.5cm tall and can hold up to 3 cups/0.35l/12oz of coffee.