Any tips on how to make the perfect cup of French press coffee? Lots of good suggestions over at the Kitchen for this one. I used to make a lot of French press, but laziness got the best of me and I switched to a Senseo (which I'm ashamed to admit). My coffee intake has declined dramatically in the past six months though. I think I've gotten spoiled by drinking espresso, and now anything dripped or pressed just tastes terribly strong and bitter.