I bought the 12 oz. size which is perfect for a single cup of coffee. Use whole beans and grind them a little on the coarse side. 5 minutes later you have a very flavorful cup of coffee. Very happy with this.
This model is fairly sturdy and is much better than a similarly priced one I bought at Walmart a few years back. There's another reviewer that says the bottom between the glass and the metal leaks, but that's literally impossible unless the glass was broken. What tends to happen is that there's water in there from washing (especially if you don't take the glass out to clean it) and it comes out when you tip it to pour. Not really a big deal.
Bodum is synonymous for quality on french press coffee. This product is no different. Ordered this online for pickup (NOTE: Walmart needs to have a clarifier if their pickup station closes before the store does). For the discounted price coming out to ~$20 you won't find a better french press. I've owned several...some higher end and others lower end. Only used this one once so far, but it works perfectly and has a great size for multiple cups. Someone mentioned wishing the filter was a finer filter..that's the point of french press coffee..a more coarse filter for coarse ground coffee. You'll want to adjust the ground coarseness to max to enjoy as intended, otherwise you'll end up with sludge at the bottom of your mug. Someone else mentioned a leak..unless your glass is broken there should be no leaks. Remove the glass from the assembly..clean and dry separately, and there should be no issues. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality french press in the $20 price range.
Seems generally well built. The large capacity glass beaker slides out of the holder with a little force which is great for cleaning. The actual press apparatus seems to be sturdy. I was a little taken back by the top being plastic, but have found I like the fact you can rotate it to totally close off the opening for brewing, and then rotate it 180 to a slotted opening for pouring. It always presses straight and easily using coarse ground coffee.
Well I was doing my weekly grocery shopping at Walmart while in search for a moderately priced jar of instant coffee I found a tin of Colombian Ground Coffee 11.3 oz., the Great Value brand, mixed in with the jars of instant coffee...I decided to buy it, but than I needed a coffee maker...days before my shopping I happened to see a French Press Coffee Maker online,
This item is a great procduct. It makes about 3 cups. I had a regular coffeemaker and it wasn't working good anymore. I had several people tell me about this make and model for what I am looking for. I appreciate reviews and I read about this model. I cannot be happier with my purchase. I absolutely love using this with three scoups of my favorite ground coffee Cafe Bustelo and I add some Nutmeg with Hazelnut Coffeemate creamer. It smells up my entire kitchen and is delicious to the taste. I would highly recommend this product for someone interested in making up to 3 cups they also sell the 8 cup model as well.
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