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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
Despite the 3-star (at the time of writing) review on this press, I like it. It's small, it works, and it looks tots aws (this is youngster speak for totally awesome, apparently), and makes great coffee to boot. I would like to highlight a few of the other reviews complaints, and address them regarding my experience with this press.
1) Many people have complained about the size of this coffee press. Yes, it is small, however, it says in the item description that it makes one coffee cup. One coffee cup means a normal, restaurant sized coffee cup. Not a bowl with a handle on it, and not a travel sized mug. It does not say "one travel-sized mug" in the title. This press does makes an incredible cup of coffee for a small/regular sized coffee cup. Of course, the more coffee in solid form you put into the press, the less room you have for liquid coffee.
2) Many people have said that this is a poor quality press. It is not. It is well made and well constructed of nice materials. There is no rust forming, it is just coffee sludge. Additionally, the glass seems very sturdy. I don't know what people are doing to break it. My guess is that they have been putting it in the dishwasher, which is a no-no for all coffee presses regardless of what the box says. Either that or they are using finely ground coffee, which plugs the filter and causes too much pressure when pressing. To avoid this, hand wash only, pour hot water in slowly (makes for better coffee anyway), and use course-ground coffee. Additionally, if you are concerned about the pressure, you can "double-cup", or remove the floating coffee grinds with a spoon before pressing.
My only complaint about this coffee press is the fact that if you want very strong coffee, like most people from my part of the world do, and thus want to add more coffee grinds, the yield of liquid coffee is lower thanks to Archimedes and his bathtub theory.