Most of us have it at home, or someone we know does. A French press, also known as a cafetière, cafetière à piston, Cafeteria, press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device invented by Paolini Ugo and patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta in 1929. A French press works best with coffee of a coarser grind than does a drip brew coffee filter, about the consistency of breadcrumbs. The coarse coffee grounds in French press coffee are in direct contact with water, creating the rich and intense flavour that coffee lovers enjoy. People can determine the strength of the French press coffee by the amount of ground coffee used when making it. Be sure to serve the coffee right after pressing it to avoid the coffee grounds from seeping into the coffee and ensuring the taste will remain rich and fresh.