As the name indicates, Bistro Nouveau was the successor of the original Bistro French press designed for Bodum back in 1974 by C. Jørgensen. CJ redesigned the new Bistro more than 20 years later, and the result was a modern classic, sure to stand another 20 years of changing design trends and fashions. The polypropylene handle and lid, the stainless steel clip and filter parts! All are manufactured to Bodum’s quality standards for long lasting life. The Bistro Nouveau is the ultimate French press coffee maker for those who want to share a delicious cup of coffee with some friends and for those who already know that when you have tasted good coffee brewed in a French press there is no going back. By the way: To share coffee you need cups.