Wonderful tasting coffee, fun to use, with easy and consistent results.
Positive Product Points
Great tasting "clean" coffee. Fun to use. Looks so cool too!
Negative Product Points
Large upper chamber needs careful care when cleaning! I've "dinged" it a couple of times on the tap/fawcet and it seems every time that it's gonna crack or shatter! So far so good and careful attention should allay this fear!
This is the first Vacuum pot I've used, my parents had one in the 70s and it's been a very retro experience! I bought it as a "logical" upgrade from a French Press, but to be honest it's a different experience from a FP, and not one that I think will replace the French Press entirely. I'd read the coffee from a Vac Pot described as "clean" from many sources but until I tasted the coffee I didn't really know what that meant. At first I equated it with "thin/weak" but after experimenting with the amount of coffee ( I prefer 8 x 15g spoonfulls for just over a litre of coffee) and the amount of time "up north" I finally got the strong taste I like, however it still tastes clean! Some might say it's the lack of coffee grounds that end up in the cup, I really don't know, but I sure like it!
So far I've not been able to "stall" the coffee in the upper chamber, I'm not sure if this is beginners luck or if the glass filter rod is making the job easy but the only problem I've had is when I delayed putting the upper chamber on the bottom one a touch to long and the resultant "explosion" when the water went north dislodged the rod entirely.
The model I have is a stove top design and as such doesn't have a burner. I love the bottom chamber, it's very "flat" and reminds me of a Port or Whisky decanter. When I'm pouring my coffee it makes me feel like I'm imbibing a serious cup of coffee! Sad? Yeah! Too right! I love it!
Bought direct from Cona UK. Their Website has to be one of the worst I've ever seen for a commercial company, but once I got their phone number it was quick and easy to buy from them. Must admit, it was one of the best packed products I've ever received, both ecologically and "safety" speaking.