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Après Ski Gear Review | Stanley French Press 48 oz

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Après Ski Gear Review | Stanley French Press 48 oz

* Blog Post Updated on June 27, 2022

Stanley French Press is Built For Adventure

We're not on the mountain.

We're not at the beach.

We're here at Stoner's Palace and I have a new product for you guys to check out. It's the Stanley French Press and it's awesome.

In true Stanley fashion, this stainless steel French press is pretty rugged and built for adventure. The gunmetal green exterior paint makes it looks tough and the weightiness gives it the perfect feel for the outdoors. 

Going to the beach early in the morning to surf some waves? Then you’ll want to bring this travel French Press along to have some coffee ready for when you finish.

Tailgating on the mountain prior to getting first tracks? Having a few cups of hot coffee is nothing short of a necessity. No matter what activity you choose, Stanley has made the best French press for your next adventure. 

A Stainless Steel French Press Needs a Comfortable Handle

With a pot volume of 48 ounces, the Stanley French press is a pretty good size. That translates into eight cups of delicious coffee. Stanley clearly took this into account when it designed the handle. The ergonomic design is comfortable to hold with a sort of plastic rubbery feel to it. This creates a soft feel that is easy to grips and will provide the opportunity to drink with ease. 

In terms of the inside, the solid design continues. Whether you’re making coffee before your morning surf session, or wanting to have it ready and waiting for you apres surf, the double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel interior will keep your coffee piping hot for up to four hours.

On the flip side, if you like your coffee chilled, you’re in luck! The Stanley French press can keep your coffee cold for up to nine hours, add some ice and you are set for a full 24.

A Well Designed Lid That Keeps Your Coffee Warm

The press component is also very well designed. If you look closely, you can see this kind of beveled angle that Stanley has on it. Look even closer at the spout on the top of the lid and you'll see that there's a little arrow on it. This is meant to line up with the slant of the spout when you go to pour. Then once you are finished, you can twist and it'll seal the French Press up keeping your coffee warmer for longer. The lid is also designed with an easy clean filter that is dishwasher-safe providing a smooth sip of coffee.

Putting Adventure in Your Travel French Press

To be honest with you I've never actually made French press coffee in my life. I've drank it plenty of times but I've never actually made it myself. So doing so for the purpose of this video could become quite adventurous. For that purpose, I enlisted my good friends over at Coffee Surf Co. to give me some of their new Dawn Patrol roast. Their tagline is, Putting an adventure in every cup or in this case, putting adventure in this French press. 

How To Use a Stainless Steel French Press

I was surprised at how easy the Stanley French Press was to operate. For the sake of the video, I used pre-ground coffee and put roughly two tablespoons for every eight ounce cup. At 48 ounces that equates to about 12 tablespoons, but you can adjust accordingly if you want it a little bit stronger or a little bit tame. I started with 10 scoops that I put right on the bottom of the French Press. This being the first time I've ever made it, I don't want it to come out like diesel gas. 

Once your coffee grounds are in the French Press, take your hot water and pour right into the pot and over the coffee grounds. Then, stir it up a little bit to make sure the grounds are kind of homogenized. You want to make sure the grounds and water are thoroughly mixed together.

From here it's pretty simple. Put the top back on and begin to press the plunger down. I recommend going a little slower. If you go too fast, the grounds are all going to shoot to the top of the pot and end up in the coffee. So go pretty slowly and take our time. This will make the perfect pot of coffee. 

A Delicious Pot of Coffee Surf Dawn Patrol

Coffee Surf Dawn Patrol

The coffee smells delicious. I mean, really really good. The coffee grounds are now pressed all to the bottom and that is where they will stay. With the little arrow on the lid lined up and holding the top, give it a pour. 

If you went slowly then there should be no coffee grounds sitting on the top. And the best part is that the Stanley French Press makes a damn good cup of coffee. 

Key Takeaways From The Stanley French Press:

  1. Coffee Surf Dawn Patrol is a damn good coffee that is perfect for your apres surf sesh early in the morning.
  2. The Stanley French press is pretty rugged, durable and built for the outdoors
  3. It's going to keep your coffee hot for about four hours.
  4. I love the grippiness of the handle. 
  5.  It's pretty simple to use. I've never actually made a French press coffee before and it's pretty simple and came out great.

Overall, I think this a great product and the best French Press you can buy. There is a reason Stanley has been in business for a long time and this is just this is just one more example of that. Enjoy the coffee apres surf with your dawn patrol buddies rocking our signature Adirondack Chair t-shirt and New School Trucker Hat as seen in the video. 



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