Well made using Bodum innards, great for multi-cup brewing
Positive Product Points
- easy to use - relatively inexpensive - well-built - has a spout protector to prevent steam from escaping (and potentially scalding the user) during the plunging stage
Negative Product Points
- not very convenient to clean (as compared to something like the AeroPress) - requires a more careful grind - would be better if it had liquid measurements written right on the beaker - the universal press pot warning: DON'T DRINK THE LAST SIP!
I've been looking for a press pot for a while. The prices for Bodum pots are almost double here in Taiwan than what they are as advertised on Amazon.com or Bodum's own website. So, I was quite happy when I found a "reasonably" priced one at Starbucks.
The press pot is quite sturdy and well designed. The rotating spout protector is a nice touch that I haven't seen on other local brands.
All in all, it's great for larger groups, but a bit of hassle for just a single person (but less so if you have a dishwasher).
I bought it from a Starbucks in Taichung City, Taiwan. They let me pay for it on my Starbucks card, gave me one reward point (because I charged up the card right there and then), and a free cup of coffee (coffee of the day). When I told them it was too late in the day for me to drink anything with caffeine in it, they took pity on me and made me a decaf Americano.