Common FAQ

  • What is the best coffee-to-water ratio to brew a great cup?

    Our recommended coffee recipe: * see table at end of page

  • I don’t know what size press I have. How do I know if it is an 18 or 32 oz?

    Measure the diameter of the microfilter: 32 oz = 4.125 inches, 18 oz = 3.375 inches.

  • Does my press come with two filters?

    Yes, every Espro press comes with two micro-filters. Yes, every Espro press comes with two micro-filters. A smaller filter is nested into a secondary filter, and they can be separated with a simple twist. We also make tea-specific micro-filters, and sell our coffee double micro-filters separately, if you require a new one.

  • What size press should I purchase?

    Our presses come in two sizes: 18 oz and 32 oz. We recommend the 18 oz press if you are making coffee primarily for yourself, and the 32 oz press if you’ll be sharing your brew with friends.

  • How do I make coffee with my ESPRO press?

    1. Preheat: Fill the bottom of the press with hot water (this step can be skipped if you’re in a hurry
    2. Grind: Grind coffee just before use. A coarse, drip grind gives the best results.
    3. Measure: See ESPRO’s recommended recipes here.
    4. Empty out preheat water.
    5. Add coffee and clean any grinds sitting on the top lip of the press.
    6. Boil water. Let it cool for a minute or two. Ideal temperature is 200-220 °F.
    7. Fill the press until the water and coffee meet the fill line.
    8. Give it a quick stir to ensure all the grinds are wet.
    9. Press the lid on gently without pressing it down.
    10. Wait four minutes. In a rush? Use more coffee and wait two minutes.
    11. Press slowly until the button reaches the lid. If the force feels too high, pull up briefly to clear the filter instead of using body weight. Take 15 seconds to fully press.
    12. Pour and enjoy.

  • How does the ESPRO press work?

    The ESPRO press is similar to a french press. The difference between our press and other french presses is that ours delivers a much finer double-filtration, leading to what we believe is the cleanest, smoothest cup of coffee available. Grounds are placed into the vessel along with water at the desired temperature. After brewing, the filters are pushed down to separate the grounds from the dissolved solids.

  • Why am I having trouble pushing down the plunger?

    Check your grind size and coarseness, then check if your filters are properly cleaned.

  • Can I put my P7 press on the stovetop?

    Do not place the P7 on the stovetop. The double walled vacuum insulation makes it impossible to heat the press from the stove and the direct heat will likely melt the press, which is not covered under warranty.

French Press FAQ

  • How much coffee should you use when making coffee with a French press?

    Our recommended coffee recipe: * see table at end of page

  • I don’t know what size press I have. How do I know if it is an 18 or 32 oz?

    Measure the diameter of the microfilter: 32 oz = 4.125 inches, 18 oz = 3.375 inches.

  • Does my press come with two filters?

    Yes, every Espro press comes with two micro-filters. Yes, every Espro press comes with two micro-filters. A smaller filter is nested into a secondary filter, and they can be separated with a simple twist. We also make tea-specific micro-filters, and sell our coffee double micro-filters separately, if you require a new one.

  • What size press should I purchase?

    Our presses come in two sizes: 18 oz and 32 oz. We recommend the 18 oz press if you are making coffee primarily for yourself, and the 32 oz press if you’ll be sharing your brew with friends.

  • How do I make coffee with my ESPRO press?

    1. Preheat: Fill the bottom of the press with hot water (this step can be skipped if you’re in a hurry)
    2. Grind: Grind coffee just before use. A coarse, drip grind gives the best results.
    3. Measure: See ESPRO’s recommended recipes here.
    4. Empty out preheat water.
    5. Add coffee and clean any grinds sitting on the top lip of the press.
    6. Boil water. Let it cool for a minute or two. Ideal temperature is 200-220 °F.
    7. Fill the press until the water and coffee meet the fill line.
    8. Give it a quick stir to ensure all the grinds are wet. 
    9. Press the lid on gently without pressing it down. 
    10. Wait four minutes. In a rush? Use more coffee and wait two minutes.
    11. Press slowly until the button reaches the lid. If the force feels too high, pull up briefly to clear the filter instead of using body weight. Take 15 seconds to fully press.
    12. Pour and enjoy.

  • How does the ESPRO press work?

    The ESPRO press is similar to a french press. The difference between our press and other french presses is that ours delivers a much finer double-filtration, leading to what we believe is the cleanest, smoothest cup of coffee available. Grounds are placed into the vessel along with water at the desired temperature. After brewing, the filters are pushed down to separate the grounds from the dissolved solids.

  • Why am I having trouble pushing down the plunger?

    Check your grind size and coarseness, then check if your filters are properly cleaned.

  • Can I put my P7 press on the stovetop?

    Do not place the P7 on the stovetop. The double walled vacuum insulation makes it impossible to heat the press from the stove and the direct heat will likely melt the press, which is not covered under warranty.

Calibrated Tamper FAQ

  • What size tamper do I need for my machine?

    We recommend measuring to be sure, but here are some common sizes to get you started:

    Commercial Espresso Machines
    Astoria - 58 mm
    Astra - 56 mm
    Aurora - 56 mm
    Azykoyen - 58 mm
    Bezzera - 58 mm
    Brasilia - 58 mm
    Bunn - 58 mm
    Caramali - 58 mm
    Cimbali Junior Casa DT1 - 58 mm
    Cimbali (other) - 57 mm
    Conti - 58 mm
    Cremina Olympia - 49 mm
    ECM - 58 mm
    Elektra - 58 mm
    Expobar - 58 mm
    Faema - 58 mm
    Florenzato - 58 mm
    Futurmat - 58 mm
    Gaggia - 58 mm
    Grimac - 58 mm
    Isomac - 58 mm
    La Marzocco - 57, 58 mm
    La Scala - 58 mm
    Nuova Simonelli - 58 mm
    Pasquini - 58 mm
    Rancilio - 58 mm
    Reneka - 56 mm
    San Marco - 55 mm
    Spaziale - 52 mm
    Synesso - 58 mm
    Unic - 56 mm
    VFA - 58 mm
    Wega - 58 mm
    Home Espresso Machines
    Ascaso / Innova - 57 mm
    Bodum Granos - 51 mm
    Delonghi BAR32, BAR42, BCO264B - 51 mm
    Delonghi (old) - 49 mm
    ECM Giotto/Cellini - 58 mm
    ECM Botticelli - 58 mm
    Estro - 53 mm
    Faema Family - 53 mm
    *Francis!Francis! X 1 (old) - 52 mm or 53 mm
    Francis!Francis! X 1 (new) - 56 mm
    Francis!Francis! X3 - 57 mm
    Gaggia - 58 mm
    Innova - 57 mm
    Kitchen Aid Proline - 58 mm
    Krups - 49 to 52 mm (measure)
    La Pavoni Lusso, Pisa, Si - 53 mm
    La Pavoni Duet, Club, Napolitana - 57 mm
    La Pavoni lever machines (before 1999) - 49 mm
    La Pavoni lever machines (after 1999) - 51 mm
    La Riveria - 45 mm
    LaSpaziale - 53 mm
    La Valentina - 58 mm
    Mokita - 55 mm
    mypressi TWIST - 53 mm
    Olympia Club, Cremina, Express - 49 mm
    Pasquini Livia 90 - 58 mm
    Quickmill - 58 mm
    Rancilio - 58 mm
    Saeco - 53 mm
    Solis SL 90 - 53 mm
    *Starbucks (barista) - 52 mm or 53 mm

    *for a standard fit without binding and even compaction 52 mm is recommended. Actual size is 53 mm but due to the extreme precision a 52 mm is recommended for regular use.

  • Can you make a custom ESPRO tamper?

    Not at this point, however our tampers come in a wide variety of sizes:

    58.35 mm (VST) flat base with a red handle
    58 mm convex base with a black handle
    58 mm flat base with a black handle
    57 mm convex base with a black handle
    53 mm convex base with a black handle
    53 mm flat base with a black handle
    51 mm convex base with a black handle
    49 mm convex base with a black handle

  • Is your convex base the American base or Euro curve?

    Our convex bases have a gentle curve, 1.67 mm (0.065") in height. This is an American curve. Our convex tamper matches the curve found in a La Marzocco double filter basket.

  • My tamper stopped clicking. What do I do?

    Send an email to service@espro.com and we’ll send you an email with a shipping address for you to send your tamper to. Most of the time, our technicians are able to make a repair. In the event that a repair is not possible, we will send you a new tamper. Please note that repair will take 2-3 weeks.

  • What will the click feel like?

    Our tamper is designed to have a very subtle and gentle click. You will feel it in your hand, yet it will not jar the grinds or cause channeling in the puck. There is a slight, visible bump or click when the tamper reaches the calibration point.

Toroid Frothing Pitcher FAQ

Travel Press & Ultralight FAQ

Deep Clean FAQ

Filter FAQ

  • Can I add a paper filter?

    Yes, you can. Make an ultra-clean, oil-free pour-over coffee by adding a paper filter to any Espro press. Since paper absorbs the aromatic oils that most of us love in a french-press-style coffee, expect the taste to vary with and without a paper filter.

  • What is a double micro-filter?

    The double filter allows for two stages of filtering. The lower basket-shaped filter is slightly more coarse, and it separates the majority of the grinds from the dissolved solids. The upper filter completes the job, with a much finer mesh than any other press out there. The result is ultra-clean, grit-free coffee.

  • Why does the double micro-filter need to be taken apart for cleaning?

    Each filter comes into contact with coffee grounds, and therefore need to be taken apart and individually cleaned to ensure you’re getting the best cup of coffee possible. After each use, separate them with a twist and wash both filters thoroughly with soap and water. Gently scrub the mesh, removing all visible grit. We recommend using a soft brush or sponge.

  • I have a press that is from 2012 and don’t see the filter parts on the website. Where can I get a replacement filter?

    You can get replacement parts and filters for ESPRO products right here, on our website.

  • What are the micro-filters made from?

    Our filters are all made of BPA-free stainless steel mesh.

  • How long do filters typically last?

    With the recommended care, a filter should have a lifespan of 1-2 years. To extend their lifespan, we recommend hand washing your filters over putting them in the dishwasher. After each use, wash the filter with soap and a sponge. We also recommend giving them a soak in Deep Clean every month.

Warranty FAQ

General FAQ

  • Do you do logo customization?

    We can add your logo to our Travel, Ultralight, and P7 presses. There is a minimum order quantity for each product. Send your request to service@espro.com and we will be in touch with you shortly.

  • Are you open to collaborations?

    We love to partner with local cafes, baristas, businesses, and our community. Send an email to service@espro.com and we will be in touch.

  • I can’t find an ESPRO retailer in my city, what do I do?

    Our full product line is available through our website. However, if you want some additional support or information, send us an email at service@espro.com.

  • How much coffee to use when making a French press?

     

    Coffee

     

    Water

     

    Makes

     

    Size

    Weight

    Tablespoons

    Volume

    Fill line

    US Cups

    EU Cups

    Small

    15-20 g

    3-4 T

    300 ml

    ----

    1 cup

    2 cups

    Medium

    18-27 g

    4-6 T

    450 ml

    lower

    1.5 cups

    3 cups

     

    24-36 g

    5-7 T

    600 ml

    upper

    2 cups

    4 cups

    Large

    30-45 g

    6-9 T

    750 ml

    lower

    3 cups

    6 cups

     

    45-60 g

    8-12 T

    1000 ml

    upper

    4 cups

    8 cups