Summary: This coffee maker works just as it should. It is really interesting to watch the coffee being brewed as the boiled hot water magically rises up to the upper unit to brew the coffee. Then when the heat is removed from the bottom pot, the brewed coffee will descend back to the lower unit. The instructions do state that if the coffee does not descend to the bottom pot, to return to the heat source for reheating, and then the rest of the brew will descend.
Summary: best coffee maker ever! only one i've had that does NOT make bitter coffee! i like my coffee strong, very strong, so i use a lot of ground coffee, but the coffee comes out strong and smooth-tasting.
The best coffee maker on the market!!! If not, let me know!
5 January 2012
Summary: As a coffee "snob", I have searched long for the best coffee brewing system, and here it is! French press systems are good, but deposit a lot more ground. With the Santos, what few grounds pass thru the simple but effective filter, careful pouring at the end keeps those grounds in the pot. Great system!!!
impressive way of brewing coffee, best brewed coffee.
22 December 2009
Summary: receive the bodum only a week, couldn't wait to try it, the coffee maker look stunning, it was the center of attraction during our recent gathering , the best thing is that it really brews fantastic coffee, and the nice coffee smell feel up the kitchen up to the dining hall. the disadvantages is that you have to use a stove or burner in brewing, compare to electric which is more convenient. but its worth the effort for anyone wanting a nice taste and nice smell coffee.
Summary: I have loved the stovetop Bodum for years. A couple of years ago I made the mistake of thinking that I needed the electric automatic Bodum Santos. So, I gave my stovetop model away. BIG MISTAKE!!! With the stove top model you can allow the water and the grounds to brew for as long as you want before you remove it from the heat to allow the coffee to drip down into the carafe. There is no such option with the electric Santos and so you end up with a weaker cup of coffee.
Summary: The instruction that came with the pot isn't very detailed but it's not rocket science to figure it out. It's a little more work than turning a switch on. Need to keep an eye on water level and time the boiling period. But it's well worth the effort. Highly recommended!