I know the bodoms are highly thought of. I was just wondering if it really mattered as the concept of a french press is so simple. Mr. Coffee makes one for $15, whereas Bodom wants $35 for what looks like a similar product. Thanks for any info.....
Hmm, I was thinking of going Bodum also, I hear the french presses are good, maybe better than conventional coffee drip. Possibly a 3 cup maker as I dont drink alot of coffee from day to day, although I'm getting there :-D heh
Ahh, I just read that vacuum is exceptionally better but not too far off from french press, but the draw back is that you have to start your brew a little early in the morning because they take an average of 15 to 30 so minutes. Yikes!
I thin the key is to not allow boiling water to touch the coffee and that is why our perc is so bitter compared to our french press made coffee or cold coffee toddy maker. Sometimes I'll boil filtered water on the stove but remove just prior to boil or let it sit 30 seconds after boil.
I asked the makers of La Colombe which is arguably some of the best locally roasted coffee in Philadelphia and they recommend a French Press saying, "French Press is the best way to extract all the flavors and aromas out of the coffee."