Making a French press of coffee couldn’t be simpler. And, because you’re using a metal filter, it’s pretty much the best cup of coffee you can make. While a paper filter would soak up all the coffee’s oils—where much of a coffee’s flavor is held—the metal filter of a French press allows those oils to stick around creating a bolder, fuller cup of coffee. All you need to get started is a French press, course ground coffee, and hot water just off a boil. And your favorite coffee mug, of course! Get more coffee brewing tips.