Needs to be built better, but among the most promising uses of polycarbonate!
Positive Product Points
The polycarbonate carafe will not break the way MOST every other French Press meets its end -- addresses the major "weak link" in French Press makers.
Polycarbonate is inert and ought to help the coffee stay hot too.
Bonjour has a nifty "fliter in the pour lid" beside the plunger so sediment is minimal.
Negative Product Points
THE STUPID FILTER HOLDER / PLUNGER is way way way TOO WEAK!!! Broke in less than a WEEK.
I enjoyed two nice pots from this thing AND WHAM the fliter holder SNAPS. What a disappointment!
I am not the clumisiest person alive, but in the "morning fumble" I have shattered my share of French Press carafes. If Bonjour can address the weak link they have created in the filter holder this could very well the GOLD STANDARD of French Press makers.
Some real thought went into making this thing. It has very nice SS rod, a nice rubber pad for the base, a sturdy handle, Bonjour's neat filter in the lid/ pouring spout, a good rubber gasket to keep the ground coffee on the correct side of the plunger as you press it down. BUT the filter holder's "top side" is a WEAK LINK. Snapped in MULTIPLE places, while merely pressing down in a very NORMAL fashion.
Maybe the QC in their factories needs to be turned up a notch, or simply a BETTER stronger material employed to make this thing last more than TWO mornings!
Currently waiting to see how speedily bonjour (a Meyer Company) replaces the busted plunger / fliter holder. Thing needs to be made MUCH stronger.
If they can do this they might have a near perfect French Press!
BB&B is still plugging along. Always mail me coupons. Call me a sucker, but their prices are good and I don't have to wonder where the UPS guy is gonna hide a package...