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Posted Sun May 13, 2012, 10:41pm
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Oh man so upset I missed this deal!

I've been eying the Solo for ages. Sigh, someday.

 
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 7:27am
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I love this thing; great body, juicy oils, but clean enough for company. Super.

 
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 7:43am
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^^^ +1. Josh, did you get in on the Groupon deal?

Personally, I'm still favoring my 0.6 L Eva (sipping a cup from it now, in fact), but I'll crack the box on its larger 1.0 L brother soon. Clean-up is a little bit of an issue for some with these brewers; I find a bottle brush works pretty well, as does the dishwasher. I just make sure the carafe is well-protected and can't clink against any mugs on the top rack.

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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 9:53am
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Thanks Josh for the tip.

Have you guys compared this to a cup of press made with the Break and Scoop method?  

For my brewing BNS is my go to, and my press (4-tasse) Bodum Columbia is super easy to clean.

The cup is also clean and delicious.

If the Eva Solo took that to another level I'll jump on these things (if rampant curiosity doesn't push me into it first).

 
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 12:44pm
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^^^ Sure thing. No, sorry, I haven't dusted off my press in years. I wouldn't expect a radically different cup from the Solo, but it could be a little bump up. You might try this method (pouring through the filter rather than plunging) with your Bodum as an experiment to see if it makes a difference. The pictures are missing since the post is archived, but I think it's still pretty easy to follow.
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Posted Tue May 15, 2012, 10:20am
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Cleanup is alright, no worse than press pot IMO. I don't usually "cup" my coffee. I used to brew in a FP to get a cupping-like brew (and slurp from the cup). Now I use the Solo.

 
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