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Espro Press - Chris Chartier's Review
Posted: April 16, 2013, 11:17am
review rating: 4.0
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Espro Press
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Arrow The Espro Press has 3 Reviews
Arrow The Espro Press has been rated 7.60 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since January 19, 2011.
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Dave Borton 9.33
QK Law 9.00
Chris Chartier 4.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.6
Manufacturer: Espro Quality: 3
Average Price: $70.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $80.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: SeattleCoffeeGear Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 3
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Bodum
Bottom Line: Save your money. For the price, just get a Bodum. Too many issues with this device to be worth it.
Positive Product Points

Generally, the cup produced is a much cleaner cup than most French Presses.

Negative Product Points

Many design flaws. See detailed commentary below.

Detailed Commentary

The Espro pot is a great idea, but it simply fails on many points. There are a number of design flaws, in my opinion. I've been using a Bodum and French Press coffee is my 'go to' preparation method, and has been for many years.

Flaw1: You do get a cleaner cup of coffee, but at the expense of a LOT of grit at the bottom of the last cup. Not slight sediment like most French press, but big ground chunks.

Flaw2: When trying to clean, the filter is often very tight and prone to going slightly slanted if you aren't careful to really pull straight. When it does, it's so hard to get out that when it finally does, it "snaps" out flinging coffee sediment all over. Often the 2nd filter (there are actually two there) comes off.

Flaw3: The lid is not insulated well, so it gets how when you are pouring the coffee.

Pros:
- Mostly clean cup

Cons:
- Hard to clean
- Lids gets hot when pouring
- MAJOR sediment in last cup
- Doesn't come in larger (12-cup) size pots
- Retains some coffee at end even though already yielding smaller amount than Bodum press.

Buying Experience

SeattleCoffeeGear is a great place to shop. I'm lucky to live in the area and be able to go into their showroom and fawn over the equipment. They are great people and I'll probably always use them when possible for shopping for coffee gear.

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