good coffee in absolutly any situation is possible
Positive Product Points
robust design has put up with some hard use in our Darfur Kitchen and so far, besides a bit of patina from using a stove that is more like a camp fire, it is holding up perfectly. makes a decent beverage (if you have decent grinds)
Negative Product Points
The foamy stuff on the handle looks like it good rip or tear or get lost at some point. It is a possible worry but so far it is still working just fine.
Living In a city where nescafe is about as far as what is considered necessary to serve guests, the coffee that this stove top unit makes can leave me dreaming about when I can next brew my next cup; it is one of the highlights in my life lately. Using the stovetop unit is very simple - a bit of filtered water up to the level of the pressure valve, then the filter cup, filled with the best coffee I can wrangle (if you want a friend in Darfur, make sure to bring coffee when you come for your visit), screw on the top, light the gas burner, and in a very short time magic has occurred, and you have very decent coffee. Allahamdelayla.
saw it on line; ordered it; it arrived. Exactly as it was hoped. I have since used them again, and again, hitchless.
Three Month Followup
everything continues to work well. I replaced the gasket about a month ago, although there was no real reason for as the old one was still in decent shape. (But I had the replacement gaskets and my year long contract is moving on so I figured I would use the parts that I have .
Over all I am a big fan of this thing. (I am in fact thinking of taking it with me when I leave Darfur and leaving the kitchen here without. It would be selfish of me, but I really like it.)