I got the Monk Press a few weeks ago and love it. The coffee is very smooth and has a lot of flavor. It's much stronger than in my regular coffee maker, which is great! Also, the press keeps the coffee hot for several hours.
I've never used a French press before but I'm glad I tried it. It really did make a difference and it keeps coffee warm all morning.
This press is a great investment. You support the environment by putting the coffee grounds in a compost heap, or by using them around your garden. I make three level cups of water each day (two mugs). I use four level tablespoons of coffee, brewing for four minutes, by timer, in the Press. The press will hold four cups of water, if you wish to make that much coffee at a time. The brewed coffee will stay hot and fresh in the Press for a few hours - I mean until you fill your mug a third time that morning. My brewed coffe= doesn't have time to become stale. I need at least four bags of coffee a month.
After using my mom's Monk Press, I fell in love! The Monk Press is so much easier to clean than my last few french presses, won't shatter, and keeps my coffee warm throughout the morning.
But the first three pots I brewed tasted...really good. I'm pleased. And, so nice looking!