For us, the Chambord French press coffee maker is a perfect item ($20). We think it is the most elegant way possible to serve coffee after an intimate dinner. The style is obvious, with the glass and stainless shape creating both modern and classic lines. It is so simple that an idiot can do it. (No offence to our best friend who once plunged so quickly, the glass exploded. Obviously, slow and steady wins the race, people) For the rest of the idiots, just add coffee, boiling water, wait and plunge. Perfect.