I probably should be tossing the coffee grounds in the garbage (to save my plumbing) or better yet, composting them (to save the environment). Here's where the Coffee Catcher comes into play.
This two-part accessory for the French press is made for easily removing spent grounds after brewing coffee in a French press. Comprised of a stainless steel hook and disc, the Coffee Catcher is designed not only to simplify cleanup, but also brew a better tasting French press brew.
The disc is inserted first, the coffee grounds are piled on top and the coffee is brewed as you normally would. Once it has completed steeping and you've poured your coffee, insert the hook into the disc and you can remove the spent grounds in one motion. The disc also acts as a sort of second filter too, "prevent[ing] the 'bitter tail' from adulterating the taste of your brew" according to the Coffee Catcher's makers.
Available in two sizes -- medium (3.5 inch disc, which fits a 4-8 cup glass carafe) and large (4 inch disc, which fits a 12 cup glass carafe) -- for $18.95 and $21.95 at Kaffeologie.
Via Seattle Weekly.