The Hario coffee presses adopt a classic coffee press design, also known as the French press. A cylindrical pot with a plunger and built-in filter screen presses hot water through ground coffee, creating an earthy, rich taste in the final product. Let hot water steep over the coarsely ground coffee for three to four minutes before pressing down the filter and serving. The Hario two or four cup range is made using beautifully natural olive wood and the highest quality of heat proof glass. It is easy to use and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.