Is it possible to make only half a pot? I'm thinking about getting the 8-cup model just so I have some flexibility for when guests are over, but most of the time it will be just me using the press. Is it possible to make less than 8 cups using less coffee and water, or does the plunger only work when full?
No, you can definitely make less than 8 cups at a time :) The plunger goes down until about 1.5" from the bottom so you can make 1-2 cups pretty easily, just be sure to adjust the amount of grinds. Hope this helps!