I don't think I would like it much if I had used it properly.
Positive Product Points
simple, elegant, efficient
Negative Product Points
fragile, no printed information on glass
This morning, my favorite coffee pot shattered. It is a sad day. I have atleast twenty coffee makers and the double-funnel--the only name I had for it until today--was the pride of my collection. I don't think this qualifies as a review because, until now, I had no idea how to properly use it.
I picked-up a Chemex Drip Device at a yard sale a couple years back. It had no instructions, and no handle/collar. I buy every coffee device I can find under $5 --so I bought it. I had to invent a way to use it. It had no filters, and since I don't care for drip, I skipped the drip concept , altogether.
Instead, I put it on the stove top and boiled water in it. After the water started to boil, I would remove it from the heat. Then, I added coffee. The reaction was as beautiful and artistic as the pot, itself. The calm water would start to suck the grounds into the base. Then the action quickened. The grounds roiled in the base like a sideways malestrom. And then, the volume would expand all the way to the lip . It was the perfect level of expantion that led me to believe I had the right method.
The pot endured almost two years of this daily abuse. Today, it met a cast iron skillet. Deep sadness. After almost two hours of google- ing, I've finally found-out what I had. Imagine my surprise when I learned I had been doing it wrong the whole time.
I grabbed this product at a yard sale. I hope no one minds me sharing this little anecdote...