The cool new Bodum Bistro provides all the gourmet taste and benefits of using a French Press, but it also automatically boils and adds the water at the perfect temperature too - no kettle required. Just add your favorite ground coffee to the borosilicate carafe and it automatically heats the water in the reservoir to between 197° F and 204° F and then adds it to the grounds. To complete the brew process, just press down on the stainless steel plunger and screen to separate the grounds and pour. It also features a heating element in the base to keep brewed coffee warm and also doubles as an electric kettle to conveniently heat water on demand as well. A great solution for offices or anywhere you want a great cup of coffee and have no access to a keetle or hot water dispenser.