Taste the Coffee, Not the Grounds Sweepstakes (Winner Announced)

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Taste the Coffee, Not the Grounds Sweepstakes (Winner Announced)

The Winner of the 30 oz. Espro Press is Darla D. Jackson (Comment #48)
“Irish Coffee – Black Coffee, Sugar, Irish Whiskey, topped w/Heavy Cream”

Congratulations! E-mail prizes@greatdesign.com to claim your prize.



Thanks to Espro, the leaders in Precision Coffee, we are giving away
the amazing 30 oz. Espro Press to a lucky reader!

To ENTER, simply leave a comment below answering this question:
In your opinion, what is the most comforting coffee drink?

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30 oz Espro Press (vessel & filter)

The Espro™ Press helps you make a clean cup, with all of the delicate flavours and aromas that fully express your coffee. You will taste the coffee, and not the grounds. And the cup you drink tomorrow is as good as the cup you drink today.

It is robust enough for home, coffee shop, and restaurant use.

The Espro™ Press is a full immersion brewer: the coffee and water are mixed in the vacuum insulated brewer, which maintains temperature and gives you a precise flavour extraction. The unique stainless steel double micro-filter removes the grinds AND allows the aromatic and flavourful oils through. You get flavourful coffee with great body, that doesn’t continue extracting in your cup.

Espro Press, Great Design Coffee Press

Step 1: designed for optimal brewing

— extracts pure flavours by fully mixing grounds and water
— keeps temperature constant and hot with vacuum insulation

Step 2: designed for optimal filtering

— the first micro-filter (a) is vertical and reaches below the layer of grounds to the clean coffee – it also lets the aromatic oils seep through at the top
— the second micro-filter (b) makes sure your coffee is very clean, so extraction doesn’t continue in your cup
— the double silicone lip seal prevents any grinds from bypassing the filter

Step 3: designed for optimal enjoyment

— precision brewing preserves all of the freshly brewed flavours and aromas, so you can enjoy them again and again

Great Design, Espro Press - Brewing Process

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The Rules

Enter by commenting on this post with the answer to the question “What is your most comforting coffee drink?” (Example: “There is nothing like a fresh hot espresso.”)

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on this post next Friday, November 16, 2012.

No entries after midnight on Wednesday November 14, 2o12 PST

Good Luck!

Limited to US Residents 18 years of age or older.
Official Rules

UPDATE: Winners have been announced and comments are closed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/webparker James Parker

    Mmmm… dark roast arabica beans in a coffee press sounds perfect!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennijane.hellstern Jenni Jane Hellstern

    I usually don’t approve of ruining the brew with milk and sugar, but a soy latte always brings me back home when I’m feeling blue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1391390902 Heather McCue MacDonald

    Definitely an Eggnog or pumpkin spice- those two drinks let me know that my favorite season has arrived!

  • Peter Schilling

    A full immersion brewed, natural processed yirgachefe after travelling for a long period of time without specialty coffee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1543789146 Lisa Mois

    my favorite comfort drink is a steaming hot latte. Sometimes vanilla or caramel, but usually plain….yummmmmmm

  • Meredith Napolitano

    I love a perfect cappuccino on a chilly afternoon preferably while reading or talking to a friend. Good, strong espresso, frothy milk and a dash of sugar. Yum.

  • A Miller

    I love the perfect latte!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christinamackay Christina MacKay

    The most comforting drink will always be a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. Whether brewed with a fabulous press such as espro, or a well executed v60, a good cup of coffee will always deliver warmth and comfort. To be more specific, the most comforting cup of coffee will be the one you brew yourself, the cup that comes out better than you could have hoped. There’s nothing better than the satisfaction and taste of a coffee well made. Personally, my favorite is a great Kenyan or Panamanian brewed on my pour-over on a rainy day off.
    Christina MacKay | Elysian Coffee | christina@elysiancoffee.com

  • Thomas Apodaca

    My perfect cup of coffee starts before the first drink. It begins with the aroma that fills the room and awakens the senses in preparation for the the first cup!

  • http://twitter.com/speedyb Dave

    My perfect coffee would be a cup of pressed Nicaragua limoncello. Fantasticly sweet and smooth, perfect for first thing int he morning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josephnoble3 Joseph Noble

    I know I’m not allowed to enter and I’m exempt from winning, but the best cup of coffee is the one brought to you in bed by the person you love.

  • Lisa H

    Ahhh. The best cup of coffee is the last sip in my cup after reading greatdesign.com! Warming my belly and my soul!

  • Jon Lautzenheiser

    With a career of truck driving, I needed my coffee. Now in retirement, I can simply enjoy.

  • Doug Dupee

    Having a cup of coffee on a cool crisp morning brewed in the old fashioned drip coffee maker made of tin, and remembering my grandma.

  • Scott

    Well, the most comforting coffee drink for me would be a double cappuccino without too much foam. What would also be comforting is if Espro would develop a coffee maker that can also whiten your teeth!

  • Flygirl99

    Sumatra with cinnamon, sugar in the raw, and cream!

  • Daniel Nations

    I’m going to have to go with the First One In The Morning, but a nice Caramel Cappuccino is a close second.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samantha.stanley.334 Samantha Stanley

    The bolder the better! I love some chocolate with mint!

  • http://twitter.com/KDFF Karen Delaney

    A latte with a shot of vanilla syrup

  • http://www.facebook.com/KARENCOBURN4 Karen Cogburn

    Vanilla latte is the best

  • http://www.brubro.com Bruce Brown

    Espresso with a twist of lemon.

  • Anna Leonard

    We do love espresso in our house!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathariner Catharine Elizabeth

    Caffe Mocha with whipped cream is my favorite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emma.parker.969 Emma Parker

    Coffee with a shot of Kahlua

  • Rick

    I love a great French press or pour-over, but a sweet S.O. espresso based latte is my favorite!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbie.welk Bobbie Welk

    Coffee this good should be illegal. Having this in my house ensures that I can have a fresh cup any time of the day. Mmmmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christine-Viscomi/100001036282935 Christine Viscomi

    love espresso

  • http://twitter.com/heyutes Cathy O.

    I love a hot latte, so perfect for me!

  • http://twitter.com/dvice1 DV

    I like regular coffee with cream

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandie.oravec Sandie Vajgrt Oravec

    The best cup of coffee is one on a cold morning with a good book. I love any dark, bold coffee the best 🙂

  • Debra Ann Elliott

    Peppermint coffee

  • Mary McNally

    A comforting cup of coffee has a hint of cinnamon, perhaps whipped cream (guilty pleasure) and it’s being sipped during a cold winter day in front of a roaring fire.

    However the MOST comforting cup of coffee is the one you share with your elderly parents. Knowing that the simple things in life can mean the most. Remembering how your 83 year old Dad would say “Just a little more milk, please”. The most comforting cup of coffee can be any flavor, with or without milk, sugar or sans sugar. It’s the time you share with a loved one while having that cup of coffee that makes it so special.

  • susansmoaks

    my favorite coffee drink is espresso with skim milk in it

  • http://www.facebook.com/susie.myette Susie Hill Myette

    Love flavored coffee, Pumpkin Spice for the Fall, Peppermint Mocca for Winter!

  • Willa Hill

    two shots of espresso over and iced cold glass with milk and sugar.

  • Shane Emerson

    My favorite cup of coffee is made with a French press, especially Stumptown because it reminds me of my hometown Portland, OR.

  • karen shaughnessy

    For me…it is a Cafe Mocha. Smooth and chocolatey, and oh so comforting., It is so special, a treat for just me when I can find that rare moment to myself.

  • michele marcello

    Pumpkin spice latte

  • Angela C. Feeser

    Always enjoy a latté on ice with honey!

  • http://www.facebook.com/douglass.mark Mark Douglass

    I’m hooked on Hazelnut Cream Coffee

  • http://www.facebook.com/theflyingpinto Sara Pinto Keagle

    W/ baileys:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.b.fitzgerald.3 Mary Bailey Fitzgerald

    A nutty Irishman – 5 oz. coffee, 1 oz each: Bailey’s Irish Creme, Frangelica Hazelnut Liquor and Kahlua. Top with real whip cream. I enjoyed this at my favorite restaurant when my husband and I were dating. Long wonderful conversations took place while I sipped this delicious coffee drink. I never wanted the evening to end! Good thing I married him. By the way…he IS a nutty Irishman!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darla.d.jackson Darla D Jackson

    Irish Coffee – Black Coffee, Sugar, Irish Whiskey, topped w/Heavy Cream

  • http://twitter.com/SanJoseFoodBlog San Jose Food Blog

    Peppermint hot anything. Like a peppermint mocha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darin.jones.39 Darin Jones

    Lion Coconut Coffee from Hawaii made in a french press takes me back to the islands every time…..Aloha

  • http://www.facebook.com/margaret.parsons.14 Margaret Parsons

    Mine has to be strong to wake me up with sugar free flavoring like pumpkin spice or cinnimon dolce!

  • Julie M

    Nice hot cup with touch of cinnamon and a bit of skim milk…delish!

  • Douglas Graven

    It is clearly an Espro French Press for 2 from newly City+ roasted Guatemalan Café Femenino in front of a crackling fireplace on a cold winter morning!

  • http://twitter.com/mixitup44 Sarah Stevens

    My most comforting cup of coffee is the one my husband has brought me every morning for the past 20+ years.