It looks incredibly cool, wows you dinner guests AND makes about the best non-espresso I've ever had.
Negative Product Points
Probably not your every day a.m. I can barely see much less deal with this coffee maker. I'm terrified about dropping it.
Scored and I mean scored this at a yard sale. Didn't realize what a bargain I had until I looked it up online. I've brewed about 10 pots and am still fiddling. That being said, each pot is better than any drip, press or other non-espresso brewing method I've ever tried.
I busted it out at my brother's birthday party a couple of weeks ago and it was the star of the show.
Don't really know or care about the science of it, but really seems to smooth out the cup and let the coffee speak for itself. I'm not sure I really know what that means, but that's just the impression I have. I'm really looking forward to experimenting with different beans.
It won't replace my Isomac, but it make some damn good Joe.