The first french press was an inexpensive Bodum beauty that lasted for years. Mr. Tribe became a devoted convert to the riches that flowed from that french press. The only problem was that the glass carafe did not fit tightly into the holder and twice broke in the sink during cleaning. We were able to replace the glass once, but I think the second time, decided to upgrade to this insulated french press. It is almost all stainless steel and is probably about 15 years old. It gets daily use + travels with Mr. Tribe wherever he spends the night (even Middle School camp).
When we moved to London, instead of buying another dedicated plug adapter or another grinder, I bought Mr. Tribe this hand grinder (though I don't remember it being that expensive). Besides saving electricity, it had the added benefit of being quieter at 5am when he got up to study. :) It must be about ten years old + is going strong. (Each of these devices made great gifts.) :)
Together with fair-trade beans bought in bulk, coffee is easily and simply zero-waste (on our end...because obviously coffee involves a lot of travel). Spent grounds get added to the compost. Easy peasy.