To coffee drinkers who only get their morning joe from coffeehouses, a cup of coffee may take only a couple of forms: black or with cream. But home brewers know that there's a world of possibilities between the bean and the cup. For some, the French press coffee maker may seem like an intimidating tool - thanks in part to its name - but in reality it's a fairly easy way to make great coffee. Like all good things, it takes a little practice to get it perfect, but even novices should be able to squeeze a noticeably different kind of coffee out of one from the get-go. Although it's simple to use, there's much more to the French press than meets the eye.