Summary: My husband and I have never really been enthusiastic coffee drinkers, and this is actually our first coffee "maker" of any kind. After doing some research I found that French press generally leads to the best cup, most economical cup of coffee, so we decided to give it a go.
I've only used this so far for cold-brewing, which ...
Amazon Customer "Lilly", Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: I've only used this so far for cold-brewing, which will probably be the only thing I use it for. It works really well for me, however I've never been able to remove the glass from the plastic housing. I've read other reviews that say it's a very tight fit but I can't budge it, so I'm not trying.
Summary: The plastic base, while it doesn't look as nice as the Chambord model, definitely provides better shock absorption from playing it down on the counter. Does the job great and I hope to be using it for a long time.
Summary: Other than ordering French Press coffees at restaurants, this was my first time owning or using one at home. We LOVE this little guy. I microwave 4 cups of water in a Pyrex cup on high for 6 minutes. I grind beans at home, drop them in the press.
Summary: After trying a French Press for the first time I knew I couldn't go back to drip. I use K-cups at work and regular drip at home, and you just can't get the frothiness and essential oils from anything else but this. I bought the Bodum press because it looks neat.
Summary: I'll start by saying I'm an obsessive coffee drinker. I've used everything from regular coffee pots, to percolators, to several different french presses. First, I'll have to say, if you're a true coffee drinker, than a french press the only way to go.