Many coffee aficionados—some might even call them snobs—prefer to use a French press rather than a drip coffee maker or brewer. To use a French press, start by adding course-ground beans into the French press carafe with very hot water and let it set for three to five minutes. Then, simply push the grounds down with the strainer and pour yourself a cup of delicious coffee. Many coffee lovers use coffee presses for a wide variety of reasons, including the fact that paper filters remove flavor and oils. Also, the press will give them a complete saturation of their coffee grounds, giving the coffee a different flavor than they would get from a drip machine.