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Rite Press – The Coffee Press that Gives You Absolute No Mess

Rite Press is a reinvent of your average coffee press.
Below we will discuss if this new coffee press worth buying.

Are you a coffee head?

Our everyday morning ritual is not complete without a cup of coffee. A full-flavored fresh brew coffee makes a good cut-point between the awakeness and sleepiness, and is one of the essential to kick-off your productivity for the day. Except that you prefer to drive-thru on Starbuck, most people would rather love to brew their own cup of quality coffee. And definitely, you do not need a degree to operate an intuitive french press like this one in your office.

However, cleaning one of this piece of equipment is a hassle. That’s why Rite Press comes in.

Review and Discussion – Do you really need this Coffee Press?

Remind me of this pant that made from coffee beans, this coffee press is the total reverse of that process. So, the two most important criteria when brewing your coffee other than the bean quality is the procedure — the brewing time and temperature. It’s creditable that the Rite Press has thoughtfully integrated the blue-green-red thermometer on the plunger and an hourglass timer sat at the side for a more precise brewing. Since the thermometer will have to dip into the coffee, you will have to make sure it’s cleaned every time before use.

The idea is great, but…

Rite Press tried to address a solution to the cleanup process by using a proprietary removable bottom. Many backers have also asked for the actual demo video on cleaning the Rite Press equipment, which we can’t find it anywhere on the campaign page. One concern is that if the bean grounds coarse (varies sizes) is fine enough to push down to the bottom, which poses a risk of clogging the mesh and filter. End up, you still need to clean it up like your regular French Press.

On one hand, the hourglass is told to be magnetic, but we can’t be sure if that is removable. That said, the hourglass is not small in size and some may find it a little gimmicky and superfluous, (i.e coffee spills), and would rather use a smartphone as the timer.

For the ceramic version, it has an aesthetic look but is breakable and single-walled. In order words, it will not retain the heat that well in compared to the double wall version. The price, however, does not come cheap in compared to the popular French press like this one on Amazon. That said, each 1/2 liter version of Rite Press starts at $25 (Early Bird), 1-liter version costs about $40, and the ceramic is for $75.

Even though many have viewed this product positively, and the Kickstarter even marked this as “Kickstarter We Love”. No one can be sure until we get the real product hands-on. With that said, if you think this is for you, feel free to check out their Indiegogo (previously on Kickstarter) project via the link below. Alternatively, check out our trusted recommendation.

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7.5 Total Score

This coffee press has a removable bottom chamber to make the cleaning of the bean grounds a breeze.

User Rating: 2.36 (11 votes)
  1. This product does not work!!! Stay clear! This company has no customer service and they give terrible products!!!!

  2. Horrible ,been waiting 6 months and Now they are saying they are sending a Survey out Before the Ship! Now im seeing alot of people with Broken Parts! Never do that again!

  3. You ought to check the thousands of dissatisfied message on Kickstarter to give a little more perspective on the product:

  4. I really wanted to like the Rite-Press. I’m a manufacturing engineer and wanted a bottom screwing French press ever since I discovered the Aeropress. I played around with the concept a bit and jumped at backing this project.

    First, I gave up on getting the stainless steel unit and instead settled for the plastic Rite Essential. At the rate it was going, it was going to take at least another half year before I might even been on the shipment list and I mostly cold brew anyway. Still, the unit I got had a few major flaws in the design and execution that it logically shares with the thermos version.

    First, the plunger does not reach the bottom of the assembled unit; this is a huge flaw. It means that you end up with soggy coffee instead of pressed coffee grinds. The soggy mess sticks together and is much harder to clean; there is no simple unscrew and tap into the bin here. This makes it inferior to the AeroPress for small amounts of coffee.

    On top of that, the threading has a tendency to catch grinds and requires some manual cleaning. The bottom also isn’t easy to grip; any deviation from the smooth round shape would have helped the user tighten it up. Unfortunately, it is hard to tighten and leaks slightly. I have to keep it on a plate overnight and when I press it out.

    The thermometer gets stuck in the Rite Essential, making it hard to clean. It feels like an afterthought and lacks the accuracy to really be useful. Even cheap meat thermometers give a better indication the temperature than the cryptic “Red, Green, Blue” zones. Different coffees have different optimal temperatures.

    The timer also feels like a tacked on concept. The hour glass is difficult to read, as grey sand on black plastic underneath two layers of glaring clear plastic doesn’t come through well. It also doesn’t really stick well to the pitcher, and has ended up in a junk drawer. Magnets are a poor choice for this.

    This product had a lot of promise, but I think it straight from concept to production without much critical review or discussion. I think if the designers focused on making a wonderful bottom screwing French press instead of tacking on useless extras, it could have been great. Unfortunately, these extras take away from the core concept, add little in usability, and are pointless to most French press users.

  5. This company is a FRAUD. Do not buy/invest in this product. It is a great concept but they will take your money and then offer you a PLASTIC version of this product that they DO produce. They do not produce a metal or ceramic version of this product…..YOU HAVE BEEN INFORMED!!!!


    I have been waiting for eleven months and only get updates to order a plastic version

  7. Rite Development, the parent company of Rite Press, is a COMPLETE FRAUD. CEO Sargam Patel has failed to honor his obligation via Kickstarter and Indiegogo while collecting more than $2 million. Rite Press has shipped less than 500 units from more than 8,000 orders. Patel admits that the funds are ‘gone,’ and provides a less than transparent explanation for how he will honor his obligations. Both the product and the company are faulty. Avoid Rite Press at all costs.

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