An interesting little device. I have an Espro medium press and like it VERY much. Very well designed and engineered, but I can see where this might be a little more travel-friendly, though, in that it would pack in a bit less space (of course, when you're schlepping a Lido grinder, you've pretty much signaled that you'll carry a piano for good coffee).
Couple of observations, and some questions:
[*]The recommended brew times are pretty short, on the order of 2.5 minutes or so (I'm comparing to a press pot).
[*]It wasn't the "pod" reference that turned me off, but it's curious that they're marketing to the pre-ground coffee crowd. Hm.
[*]So they recommend a medium grind rather than fine, and 22g at that. Sweaner, what is the yield in grams that you're seeing?
[*]Another question for Sweaner. You mention "more effort to clean". Can you talk about the routine you use? Their graphic makes it seem like a "pop out the puck and you're done" kind of thing, but i have to think it's more fiddly.
Thanks for bringing this to the attention of H-Bers, Mr. Chips! I'm intrigued.
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