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Cona Size C / D - Joe Foo's Review
Posted: July 8, 2002, 2:01am
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Cona Size C / D
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Arrow The Cona Size C / D has 16 Reviews
Arrow The Cona Size C / D has been rated 8.44 overall by our member reviewers
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Greg Sherwin 8.50
Wade Fillingame 8.00
Bruce Besharah 8.00
Kevin Morgan 8.00
Jeroen Vriesendorp 7.88

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.0
Manufacturer: Cona Quality: 10
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $49.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Freed, Freed & Teller, San Francisco Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Nothing compares
Bottom Line: Best way to brew coffee. Try it!
Positive Product Points

Best cup of coffee I have
"Cool"est brewing process

Negative Product Points

Involved brewing process
Looks fragile, but glass is actually quite thick. Don't want to test it though.

Detailed Commentary

I got the german (instead of the british) made version, which does not have the stand or the meth lamp, and it has a plastic disk filter instead of the glass rod. I can't really compare it to other vac pots as I don't have any other. But I think it's the most beautiful of them all, with clean classic lines.

The first time I drank coffee from it, all I can think is 'wow'! I don't think I ever got a bad cup of coffee from it.

And it doesn't take much longer than brewing than a regular drip coffee maker. Boil some water, pour it into the bottom, attach the top, put the top off my stove in simmer, wait for the coffee to head up, let it stay there for 4 minutes more, than turn off. All in less than 10 minutes.

Cleanup is also easy since it's all glass (mine has plastic filter which is still easy to clean) - all it needs is a simple rinse. I got a small bottle brush just in case, and have yet to use it.

Buying Experience

Store had a stack of them for sale when it was closing for earthquake retrofit. Should have grabbed more as gifts :-(

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