As I have stated before, the french press or press pot is the easiest, cheapest, and simplest way to brew incredible coffee. However, a month ago, I purchased my first Technivorm coffee maker. I have no faith in the majority of drip brewers because they are notorious for low temperatures that cause an under-extraction of the coffee and a loss of the many flavors that specialty coffee offers. Technivorm brews the coffee at temperatures of 195-200 and even soaks the grinds like a french press. If you regularly drink great fresh roasted coffee, this is one of only a few machines made for perfect coffee.