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    Published on December 31st, 2016 | by Greg

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    Stylish Coffee: Frieling’s Insulated French Press

    Tomorrow morning, one of the first things we’re going to do is make a large amount of coffee. Putting 2016 to rest will be satisfying, no doubt, but it will almost certainly involve imbibing a fair amount of adult beverages. And the best way to start off the New Year is awake and alert, with a shareable amount of high-quality java. And though we’ve looked at lots of ways to prepare your cup or pot, from drip machines to single-cup solutions, one of our favorite methods is the classic French press.

    Though glass models look nice, they are thermally leaky- basically, they get cold quickly. The Frieling Insulated Brushed Stainless Steel French Press (model 0131) is part of a their family of five, from the smallest eight ounce model to the largest one as tested, 44 ounces, about eight or nine cups of coffee. That’s enough to make sure your entire family gathering is well-caffeinated and ready to face the day- or enough to make sure a smaller group has refills. And, of course, it makes great tea too.

    We actually took note of this one in the Consumer Reports gift guide, which lauded it’s double-walled construction that stays cool even while full, and it’s ability to retain heat for much longer than your traditional French press. That keeps the coffee fresh, longer. We liked the low-key, classy aesthetic, nice handle and spout, and the easy-to-clean mesh filter that’s definitely a little more precisely machined than competitors. It’s easier to clean, since it’s less delicate, and simpler to handle too.

    Frieling, based in Charlotte, NC, is over 25 years old now and is quickly growing a name for themselves thanks in part to partnerships with European houseware companies like Woll, Black Cube, Küchenprofi, Zassenhaus and Spring. Their Insulated French Press is dishwasher safe, and you can opt for it in a polished finish if you prefer that style. Expect to spend around $124.95 in stores and online.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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