Dr. Memory S. Hughes-Seaman "skinnymalinky", Amazon
5 February 2010
Summary: We have tried several other brands and have decided finally - that you get what you pay for. This coffee press is excellent. We now have two large and two small presses which is perfect for large dinners and for the flexibility of providing both decaf and regular - only use Peets Coffee - it is also the best.
Summary: I bought this French Press a few weeks ago, partly because I can't resist anything small and cute :) Seriously though, I'd been using a larger one from a popular swedish furniture store for about a year. But I only made half a caraffe full, so this one seemed like a good idea. I make one cup of coffee at a time (I'm the only coffee drinker) and this makes a perfect amount for one large mug plus a little milk.
Summary: Bodum is a great brand as I understand it, but this thing is false advertising. I don't see how this qualifies for 3 cups. It is NOT 3 "mugs" of coffee, and it isn't even 3 standard "cups" (8 oz per cup would be 24 ounces). This should be more properly called 1 1/2 C coffeemaker or "single mug" coffeemaker. I bought two of these as gifts but am ashamed to give them away they're so tiny as to be impractical so I'm going to have to return them.
Summary: works beautifully, but it's a little less than enough coffee. it really only makes one serving, and i wish it were a little more generous. otherwise, it's perfect. easy to clean, lightweight, easy to use.