Gear & Gadgets

November 13, 2005|By JUDI DASH

Why endure ordinary coffee from those humdrum hotel room coffee makers when you can have rich French press coffee instead - without calling room service?

The unbreakable French Press Carafe brews coffee right in the water, so the full flavor is released. Just pour a scoop or two of ground coffee (measuring scoop included) into the bottom of the 12-ounce carafe and add boiling water (maybe from the hotel drip coffee maker or right from the bathroom spigot if it's hot enough). Wait five minutes, slowly press the included plunger and pour. Sediment is trapped on the bottom of the carafe by the depressed plunger.

Unbreakable French Press Carafe is $14.85 from Magellan's: 800-962-4943; magellans.com.

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