Summary: I saw some varying comments on how the plunger is made and this review is to clarify what i found. I just received this coffee press (December 2013, packaging notes 2013 dates). This is my fourth Bodum french press (Shin Bistro, Chambord, and a travel press).
Summary: Seriously, french press coffee is the way to go. It makes weekend coffee that much more wonderful. The 34 ounce press makes just slightly more than 2 large cups of coffee so it's perfect for a couple.
Summary: I love this thing. The only issue is that when thermal expansion takes over, it's easy to pour when washing it out and have the beaker start to fall out. Just be careful when washing and you will love it too.
Summary: This model of the Bodum French coffee press, the Kenya, is a mix of materials, the press itself of chrome-plated steel and mesh, the handle and base of heavy-duty, black plastic ... quite stylish, good-looking, and operationally sound. However, the wash-up--by hand--is tricky.
Summary: I bought a French press to replace my drip coffee maker, not because I hate drip coffee, but because I wanted to stop wasting disposable filters. So, of course, I went on Amazon to see what the top-selling models were.
Summary: I never owned a coffee press, but kept reading that serious coffee drinkers and those that that really wanted to prepare coffee in the best way, used a coffee press. The problem was, most of the coffee presses were either poorly rated or were more money then what I wanted to spend..
Summary: I have wanted a coffee press for awhile. I really like my coffee and I like to drink it black. I like the taste. Many people are drinkers because of the additives they put in the coffee before they drink it, like the flavorings and sugars. Anyway, this is a very good coffee press.
Summary: I ordered this the buy two and save 17 and 34oz deal and am very satisfied. It was shipped quickly and as usual, arrived much sooner then the estimate date. French press defiantly makes a superior cup of coffee to a drip and unless you are serving a large number of people is much more user/space...
Summary: I purchased this coffee press in both the 4 cup and the 8 cup models. Both, like the other Bodum coffee presses, make a great cup of coffee, so if you have never tried coffee made this way, I would recommend getting one of the New Kenya models while Amazon has them at a reduced price.