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Mariachi Restaurants, begun in 1992 in Rockville, Maryland by two partners, Jose Perez and Gabino Benitez

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Hot! They called the restaurant El Mariachi. They prepared the foods that they knew and loved from their country El Salvador and other Latin American countries.

Their attention to details and their deliciously prepared dishes brought them the love and appreciation of many of the Washington D.C.’s elite.

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Restaurant History

In 2000, Jose was approached to take over a struggling operation in Frederick, Maryland a city about 40 miles away. Jose enlisted the help of Jose Hernandez with whom Jose had worked with in Washington.

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How strong do you like your coffee? You choose!


For that pure, smooth coffee flavor, inexpensively, French Press Coffee Makers are the way to go. This is because it brings out more of the coffee’s flavor as the grounds are in direct contact with the brewing water.

A French Press has a narrow cylindrical pot

Usually made of glass or clear bakerlite, with a lid and plunger made of metal or plastic. This plunger has a wire or nylon mesh filter attached. The plunger operates through the center of the lid. Most, but not all, French Presses are double skinned to retain the heat of the coffee.

"They have come into popularity in the USA in recent years. These makers are an older method of brewing coffee and has been used in Europe for many years & One other item that has started to become popular recently is a cold brew coffee maker."

The name for a French Press changes depending on what country you are from. But, whether it be French coffee press, Press Pot, Coffee Plunger (for people downunder) or cafetiere (in the UK) it is still the same coffee maker.

A French Press  is easy to use. Just put the coarse (never fine) coffee grounds into the pot, pour the water on top, fit the lid and plunger unit and let the coffee brew for 4 – 5 minutes. Press the plunger down slowly to the bottom of the pot, then pour your lovely brew into your cup.

You can make one cup at a time or more than one cup, depending on the size of the coffee press you have. You do not have to always make a full pot.

We know you will be delighted with the quality of this press we offer. You will surely find your new French Press / French coffee press from our range shown below.

If there is a maker such as Bodum cold Coffee Press that you are not able to find on our website, please contact us. Otherwise, please enjoy choosing any one from our selection below.