- The first design was patented by Frenchmen Mayer and Delforge in 1852 (This design did create a seal to keep the coffee grounds out of the brewed coffee).
- The second patent filed more closely resembles the French Press most people are familiar with (creates a seal within the carafe) and was invented by Italians Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta in 1929.
- The third and most popular design patented was created by Swiss man Faliero Bondanini in 1958. It was manufactured by a French company under the name of ‘Chambord’. The popularity of this item in France and, eventually, around the world, is why this coffee maker was referred to as a French Press.