In my search for the perfect brew, I broke my glass French Press. I admit it, I cried for a second or two. Now, WHERE will I find good French Press?! Off to Amazon I went. I searched through the posts, checked reviews, and compared prices. I figured, go big or go home. I went with a higher priced French Press. It may have cost more, but it had great reviews.
I got my Le Creuset French Press.
I love my new French Press. It brews almost a frothy coffee. It is much richer flavored, and since the press is ceramic, it stays hot for quite a while (unlike the glass presses).
I make my coffee strong. I grind 1/2 cup of coffee beans to a course consistancy, add 1/3 cup of sugar (brown sugar is the best), and 28 oz boiling water. I let it steep for 4 min (stirring every minute), then plunge the grounds to the bottom and pour. I like my coffee sweet and strong. Add some fresh cream, and I'm ready for my day.
I had a terrible moment as I was preparing this review. Just 2 days after taking the picture above... THIS happened.
I emailed Le Creuset. They replied within a week. They said if it's a manufacturer defect they would replace it for free. It's not. I dropped it. I broke it. It was my own fault. They also offered to replace it at a half price discount. I thought that was a nice offer. I'm impressed with their customer service.
Still, I can't at this time afford to spend $43 on a replacement. We are moving, and all money is going to that. I will possibly take them up on that offer later. For the time being, I sucked it up, spent $3 on some Gorilla Glue, and am piecing it back together. I'm not likely to use the handle, but at least it's back together. I am still enjoying my lovely French Press.
If you are interested in buying any of the Le Creuset products, check out their website at http://www.lecreuset.com.