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Just what I needed
on 25 February 2016
I work from home and wanted something to make 'real' coffee in. I have a coffee machine but there's all the messing about with filters, plus cleaning fiddly bits which I can do without. I also have a cafetiere, less cleaning but by the time I've drunk my first cup of coffee the rest is cold.
So I looked at alternatives and saw this coffee pot. I thoroughly read the reviews of others (many thanks to those reviewers) and settled on this pot since it had a good volume as well as good reviews.
My initial concern was with the need to filter the coffee but I simply haven't had much of a problem with that. Once I've left the pot to brew for a while (and stirred a couple of times) the grounds seem to have mostly sunk to the bottom. Towards the end I tend to use an old tea strainer I found lying about, but mostly I just pour straight from the pot.
Keeping warm has been easy. I have a ceramic hob which I set to just above the lowest setting and that keeps the coffee perfectly without boiling it.
Obviously how much coffee you use is a matter of personal taste. I like to taste the coffee so like it reasonably strong, and have found that 6 scoops (I've got an old scoop which claims to be for '2 cups') per 1.5 litres hot water works well.
So I can now work all morning with plenty of coffee to keep me going. I do like this pot and it looks solid and a nice touch in the kitchen.