I've been very happy with the Lido 3, and so far I have used it to brew several V60 and siphon coffees. It's offering a much more consistent grind than my previous grinder (the porlex), and I haven't tried this yet but it also seems to be able to grind much finder if I ever need to. It is obvious from using this grinder that the design is very well thought out, and it is made of very durable and high-quality materials. I've been traveling with it internationally - it's a bit larger than the porlex, but definitely worth it. I've done some grain size distribution analysis with pictures and the ImageJ software, and I find that it can produce grain distributions not far from the Mahlkonig EK (although I haven't been exploring the fines at
So far I have only used the Fellow Prismo part of this kit. I didn't find it required excessive pressure, although the mouth feel is probably closer to a Moka than a true espresso. Still, for travel in combination with an Porlex grinder, it provides a close approximation of what I would have at home. Very satisfied.
After breaking the beaker to my Bodum coffee press that I purchased in Germany I panicked as I no longer make weekly trips to Germany. I found French Press Coffee on the internet and they spent quite a bit of time with me making sure the replacement they had was Bodum and the correct size. I asked so many questions trying to make sure the replacement size beaker would fit my press and the representative never lost his patience and assured me the 3 cup would fit what typically is a cup serving here in the states. I received the replacement within a week and it was a perfect fit and the exact same beaker I brought from Germany. I am a happy lady now that I can enjoy a French press cup of coffee in the morning once again and grateful for all the patience and assistance from this company!
I love this product, period. The Frieling has a few great advantages over other French press coffee makers. Firstly, they have a dual screen filter, that keeps the silt away from your coffee. Secondly, the insulation is amazingly efficient, coffee stays hot for a really long time. This is good from two points of view, brewing can be tweaked to perfection and coffee stays hot longer.
Customer service and the buying experience were great.
I love the wooden mixing paddle they included with the press pot.
The Baratza Encore - Conical Burr Coffee Grinder. So excited to give this a try. It was easy to do initial clean and setup. Small problem with trying to turn the grind dial initially but figured it out. It is best to press down lightly at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions to turn the dial and get pass whatever makes it get stuck when you press down at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions, which is what you think you should do given that you have to insert the hopper's vertical tab into the vertical groove at the 3 o'clock position. The noise is acceptable and the grind is consistent. Love the smell of grinding my own. Coffee does takes better ground just prior to brewing. It does get a bit dusty from grind particles when you remove the holding cup but it is not excessive.The machine is a decent size for the average kitchen, fitting easily under standard shelving heights. I am really pleased with this purchase from French Press Coffee. I especially like the personal touch that dealing directly with FPC affords and will buy from them again. Will do follow up review after 1 month.
I've had the chance to use this to make a few pots of coffee and I think that it's the BEST french press pot that I've ever purchased. It's a little "steeper" in price (not trying to be punny) than other's that I've owned but this one really does a nice job filtering your coffee with very little sediment. I also used one of the complimentary add on paper filters for one pot to see if there was a big difference. There was some very small amount of sediment but if you truly want a coffee that is virtually sediment free and clean then this is the press pot for you. The filters are nice as an option but in my opinion not really necessary. Just be careful and press the plunger slowly, follow the online videos from frenchpress.com and their YouTube channel and you'll be a pro in no time! I would suggest the purchase of one of their Baratza grinders as a nice addition regardless of which brewing method you prefer. It has enough settings, especially if you're a beginner into better coffee brewing but comes with easy instructions on which setting is recommended for each brewing process. ENJOY! Suggestion: Consider a travel Espro for on the road drinking directly from the press pot!
I purchased the Espro Travel Press prior to the P7 and the immediately placed an order for P7 after my first coffee service. The double micro filtration make a difference in comparison with my beloved Starbucks travel press.
I would recommend Espro french press of any models to those whom are buying their first french press coffee maker.
It is a must for those who sips their coffee of the go. The double filtration ensures no coffee grinds leaves the coffee press. It has been a week that I am enjoying a good hot coffee while I am on the road.
My wife and I had no idea that the Aeropress made such good coffee. We bought it to take camping and made a few cups to test it out at home and WOW! Let's just say that we will be drinking better coffee at the campsite than we drink at the house! The packaging is funny and the customer service at FrenchPressCoffee.com was unbeatable! Very satisfied customer and I would definitely recommend this product and this vendor. I am a customer for life.
I ordered the 12oz size, perfect for a large mug. It filters nicely and cleans with just a rinse. I am afraid someday I will break the glass but good to know you can get a replacement? Love making my coffee this way.