Palmpress Portable One-Cup Coffee Press

We love analog coffee preparation methods such as the pour-over and French press for their clear, bold flavor and relative ease. However, neither method is terribly portable. We recently came across the Palmpress, an ingenious new device that is essentially a collapsible French press. The durable plastic device looks like an over-sized hockey puck, but unscrew the lid and it pops open to reveal a silicone funnel. Add coarsely ground coffee to the marked line, pour in water that is just shy of boiling, give a stir and wait 4 to 6 minutes before inverting the press over a mug and pressing to extract. The flavor is bright and strong--just the way we like it. Perhaps best of all, clean up is a breeze: just scrape out the grounds and then give it all a rinse. There are no paper filters or pods to dispose of and no fragile parts to disassemble. Our food editor always packs one for travel, and our kitchen staff members prepare their morning brew in it. Note: it produces 1 cup of coffee at a go. Try it with our Milk Street 177 Blend.

  • Net Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Dimensions: Height: 2.25 inches | Diameter: 4.25 inches
  • Materials: Inner: BPA- and phthalate-free stainless steel, LFGB-approved silicone | Outer: ABS plastic with TPR non-slip grip. Coffee does not encounter plastic.
  • Care: Open Palmpress, tap grounds into trash, then wash filter cap and brewing cup with warm water and dish soap. Hand-washing recommended; top-rack dishwasher safe—avoid harsh detergents that can impart chemical smells.