A Premium French Press : The Grosche Madrid Reviewed!FFOL Editor 1
Elegant, modern and luxurious are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of the Grosche Madrid French Press. I recently had the pleasure of trying this coffee maker out, and I instantly fell in love with its design. It brews a pretty great pot of coffee too. Available in three sizes (11.8oz, 34oz and 51oz), the Grosche Madrid is a press every kitchen should have.
Grosche Madrid : Premium Quality French Press
The Grosche Madrid has a borosilicate glass carafe with a sleek chrome housing. It’s minimalistic in design, but modern and elegant. The chrome housing and lid are sturdy and well-built. Of course, the glass carafe is fragile just like with any other French press.
A Classic and Elegant Design
I love the classic French press look, but the Groshe Madrid offers something a little different in the design department. The housing is slimmer, sleeker and shinier. The handle is an extension of the frame’s design and made of chrome – not plastic.
The only plastic part of this press is the bottom part of the lid, which twists right or left to close or open the pot. This is a great feature because closing the lid will help keep the coffee hotter for longer.
The stainless steel plate filter is a three-part system, and a secondary lid is included on the lid.
With the Madrid French press, you can brew up to 34oz. of fresh coffee or tea. You can even brew blooming tea in this pot.
Cleanup is a Breeze
The Grosche Madrid has a relatively simple design, so it’s very easy to clean. The housing and handle are one piece, which makes it easy to remove and rinse clean. The glass carafe and lid come clean with a little soap and water.
I’ve never tried to wash any of the components in the dishwasher, so I can’t say it’s dishwasher-safe. But it’s so easy to clean by hand that this really shouldn’t be an issue.
Will Give You Years of Use
The Grosche Madrid is a French press that will last for years as long as you take good care of it. The chrome housing on this press is extra-sturdy, so I don’t see it bending, warping or breaking anytime soon. The glass carafe is a bit fragile, but that’s to be expected. Just take care when handling it, and it will stay in great condition.
Priced Just Right
Don’t let the word “premium” deter you – this french press is more than affordable. The premium-quality Groshe Madrid is in the same price range as entry-level French presses.
– Chrome housing, lid and handle for extra durability
– Borosilicate glass carafe for a pure taste
– Three-part stainless steel filter and second filter on the lid to keep grounds in the pot
– Sleek design that looks elegant in the kitchen
– The second filter is plastic
The top of the lid is metal, but the underside (where the second filer is located) is made of plastic. Coffee purists may be concerned with the plastic altering the coffee’s taste, but I never personally experienced this.
With a glass carafe and sleek chrome housing, this french press will be the star of the show at the breakfast table.
My only gripe with this french press, and the Bodum Brazil is that they both have plastic parts in or near the lid. I personally didn’t feel that the plastic altered the taste, but it’s important to mention nonetheless.
In terms of design, the Grosche Madrid is similar to the SterlingPro. Both have steel (in this case chrome) housing that adds a touch of sophistication to the press. One thing I do like about this press is that the knob on the top of the lid is also made of metal. It just adds to the sleek design of the press – although it can sometimes get a little hot.
The Grosche Madrid is a premium French press that won’t bust your budget.