The Maillard Coffee Press (2000) uses smart design to improve on the traditional French press coffeemaker. A handblown glass container sits snugly inside a stainless steel housing, keeping the coffee well-insulated and your hand well-protected from heat. A window cut into the steel lets you see how many cups are left (eight cups total). Simply spoon ground coffee into the glass container and fill with boiling water. In four to six minutes, coffee is ready. The Coffee Press is part of the Maillard Coffee Service Collection, which asks that no one take a commonplace daily custom for granted. Whether the recipients are a houseful of guests or you and your newspaper, the Maillard Collection comprises everything needed for brewing and serving your preferred style of coffee. Combine the Coffee Press with cream and sugar dispensers, served with the Maillard cups and mugs. Maillard is a coordinated collection that retains a classic aesthetic without being retro. The primary material used is a steel alloy called Cromargan®. Neutral in flavor and resistant to food acid, Cromargan is hygienic, stainless and easily cleaned. Dishwasher safe.