french press is probably the best method ( maybe espresso is better, but i haven't tried it) for home use.
Positive Product Points
quality product, performs just as expected. can make 16oz or a full pot (32oz).
Negative Product Points
had a crimp in original screen mesh that let grounds by on first use. i was able to fix crimp and have had not problems at all. bodum sent me a new screen free of charge when i called to inquire about it-great customer service!
the french press delivers a fabulous cup. i also use manual pourover cone, but have not used it since getting the chambord. gold filter in the porcelain cone is close, but not quite the same. i use a hand grinder and grind my beans coarsely. I heat my water to 205 degrees and steep for 4 minutes before pressing. the chambord has a high quality feel to it and performs just as expected. i use a farberware carafe to store the coffee after pressing. this keeps my coffee hot without getting bitter from keeping it in the press too long. i had a primula press before the chambord, but it only made 3 cups. i needed at least 16oz, so i brew 1/2 batches in my 8 cup press-with no difference in cup quality.
originally bought a bistro neo, but never actually used it-exchanged for the chambord. i'm very glad i did.