Easy and effective. Always there when I need a quick cup-o.
Negative Product Points
Messy to clean, especially when you don't want to send the grounds down the sink and clog your pipes.
When not drinking a single shot of espresso this has to be the best and simplest brewing method around! It also doubles as a decent milk-frother. Bodum offers several sizes available and many different models the primary difference seems to be in the ornamental casings. All of the internals and even the carafes are seemingly exactly the same from one model to the next. So let your aesthetic sense (or budget) drive your choice and worry not about the mechanics. Despite being really cute, the little ones (12 oz.) are almost impossible to clean without sending the grounds down the sink or putting a lot of water in the trash can. The 17 oz. or 32 oz. are my sizes of choice. Despite its break-ability, I also like that it is glass. I don't trust my health with those clear shatter-proof plastics!
Easy, I've bought several of these as I've travelled around the globe.