Originally Posted by beerguy0
Bodum French press pots work great, and are pretty widely available. We have two of them, an 8 cup and a 2 cup. You can usually find them at Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. You'll need to have coarsely ground coffee for best results, preferably from a burr grinder. Whirlybird grinders tend to make too much dust, which will wind up in your cup.
Just got one today. There are three 8-cup models plus two smaller models at my local Target. The one that I selected is the most expensive of the three 8-cup models, which cost $40. I got it after having used a few Mr. Coffee automatic-drip machines and a home Bunn machine.
After tasting the coffee made from that French Press and the Bunn, I will switch very frequently between the two (depending on the coffee I use and whether or not I want any sediment in the brew).
Originally Posted by choka
I have two Bodum (different sizes) and an Ikea. The Ikea one is much cheaper than Bodum but performs equally well (meaning, using the same bean, the coffee tastes the same, and similar amount of sediments in my cup at the end)
so if you are not sure if the french pressed taste work for you and you also have an Ikea around, get that one.
Unfortunately, I have no Ikea nearby without having to spend several hours of commuting (I don't drive).