Even if you find an espresso machine alluring, in the meantime, you can’t beat coffee made with this elegant and perfectly functional press pot. It’s simply the easiest and best way to extract maximum flavor from your finest beans (use a uniform grind slightly coarser than automatic drip). Some people even prefer it to espresso. It’s durable, easy to clean, and doesn’t require electricity.
This coffee press is really nice for those of us that like espresso drinks but don’t like paying $3.50 for a latte. You can vary the strength of your coffee and there’s no danger of your espresso machine blowing up on you. You do have to be careful when you start pushing the press down, or else super-hot coffee will shoot out of the carafe.
The press is easy to use and requires minimal cleanup. The instructions want you to take apart the filter each time, but if you rinse it under some water and get the grounds out you should be OK. It also includes a scoop for the coffee.
The press is a little bit more time-consuming that going to the local Starbucks. For decent coffee, you need to wait about four minutes for it to brew. You will also need a plastic spoon to stir the water/coffee solution.
All in all, it’s a lot of fun and roughly the same amount of work as a regular drip machine.
Disclosure Notice: I received this product for free in exchange for my personal and honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.