Gallery: USA-Made Portland Press Lets You Brew Fresh Coffee in Any Maso...


Home coffee-making equipment has come a long way, but the typical french press is still assembled from plastic and delicate glass in an overseas factory. The Portland Press is a french press for a mason jar that is made in the state of Oregon out of materials sourced in the USA. It’s a simple, clean, practical design made out of fundamental materials: glass, wool, steel, and wood. Most importantly, the Mason jar is easy to replace if it breaks, and the rest of the Portland Press is backed with a lifetime warranty. The Portland Press just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply – if you’re a fan of this project you can support it here!

+ Portland Press on Crowd Supply

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  1. Travis Hutchins February 11, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I actually have broken about 10 french presses. They are made of terribly thin glass. Nothing is worse than breaking a press before you make your coffee. With this I can just grab another jar from the cupboard and carry on. Very nice design.

  2. donniedarko May 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I’m all for supporting local economies, but when you can pick up a french press for $10, you are basically paying $89 for a coozie and a wooden lid that will eventually get kind of gross around the pour spout. They are still going through a design testing phase to essentially redesign a french press to create an nearly identical french press that just costs 10 times more. You would have to break your regular french press 10 times to make the cost even out and I have never broken a french press yet. And think of how many pounds of good quality beans you could buy instead if you really care about coffee and not just looking like a hipster tool.

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