Let's be real, despite the cleanliness is godliness mentality of the fancy coffee world, most people aren't disassembling their French press and giving it a thorough bubble bath after each use. Toss the beans, rinse the carafe and filter, and you're good.
The cup-like aspects of this thing make you feel obligated to scrub it every time. Although the filter is easier to wash, there are five parts to this thing, including a rubber interior piece that is a real pain to take off.
WINNER: FRENCH PRESS
If you've already got a French press in your life, you're probably set. But should your trusty vessel spring a leak (and you're willing to spend an extra $20), the sleek design, silky java texture, portability, and incredible ability to keep the coffee lawsuit-level hot make the Impress a gadget that any coffee drinker will wanna get their hands on.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's national food and drink team. He owns more coffee makers than suits and dress shoes combined. Follow him to ultimate caffeination at @Dannosphere.