Best cup of coffee I have "Cool"est brewing process
Negative Product Points
Involved brewing process Looks fragile, but glass is actually quite thick. Don't want to test it though.
I got the german (instead of the british) made version, which does not have the stand or the meth lamp, and it has a plastic disk filter instead of the glass rod. I can't really compare it to other vac pots as I don't have any other. But I think it's the most beautiful of them all, with clean classic lines.
The first time I drank coffee from it, all I can think is 'wow'! I don't think I ever got a bad cup of coffee from it.
And it doesn't take much longer than brewing than a regular drip coffee maker. Boil some water, pour it into the bottom, attach the top, put the top off my stove in simmer, wait for the coffee to head up, let it stay there for 4 minutes more, than turn off. All in less than 10 minutes.
Cleanup is also easy since it's all glass (mine has plastic filter which is still easy to clean) - all it needs is a simple rinse. I got a small bottle brush just in case, and have yet to use it.
Store had a stack of them for sale when it was closing for earthquake retrofit. Should have grabbed more as gifts :-(