Summary: I am very pleased with my first foray into the world of french press brewing. It couldn't be any easier. Grind up some coffee beans, microwave some water, mix the two and throw them in the pitcher. The filter gets everything out (unless you ground the coffee to sand, then some sludge/sediment can slip through). It works exactly like I hoped it would.
Summary: I love the Bodum French Press. The Brazil model is great. It makes great coffee with no paper filters to keep on hand. The 8 cup model holds 32 ounces of water which is 8 cups at 4 ounces each. For the typical American that is 4 cups of 8 ounces of coffee. And it will make less than the maximum 32 ounces with ease. If you want one 8 or 10 ounce cup, no problem.
Summary: You must use coarse ground coffee even so,there is too much sediment. After 5 minuets brewing the coffee is weaker than using the same amount ground fine with a paper filter coffee maker. Hard to clean if you don't want to throw the grounds into your septic system.
Cons: HARD TO CLEAN, Too Much Sediment, Weak coffee
Summary: I have used different Bodum coffee-makers for the last 25 years. This has to be one of their best. Easy to use, easy to clean. Coupled with an electric kettle, which quickly provides boiling water, I have steaming hot wonderfully aromatic coffee in a matter of 5 minutes. Keep in mind the quality of your water. Filtered water is a good idea in many places of the country, for bringing out the best your coffee has to offer.