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General Chat Thread, coffee kickstarter in General; Originally Posted by LosOjos so long as they don't mind waiting until April for it! Meh wont be the first ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    so long as they don't mind waiting until April for it!
    Meh wont be the first time I've done an I owe you prezzy

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    So - who has theirs then?

    I got mine on Tuesday, went out and bought some coffee last night (Starbucks Medium Colombian if anyone's interested - not great but my local Tesco didn't have much choice!) and am happily supping from it today

    I love it but I am a little concerned about the fragility of it, it seems that you could quite easily damage the innards. In fact, I've already grazed the finish around the rim just by having it in my bag and there's nothing sharp/hard in there

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    I'll take one please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    So - who has theirs then?

    I got mine on Tuesday, went out and bought some coffee last night (Starbucks Medium Colombian if anyone's interested - not great but my local Tesco didn't have much choice!) and am happily supping from it today

    I love it but I am a little concerned about the fragility of it, it seems that you could quite easily damage the innards. In fact, I've already grazed the finish around the rim just by having it in my bag and there's nothing sharp/hard in there
    Photo please?

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    Got mine earlier this week too and tried to upload a picky but attachments don't seem to be working.

    Let's try a link to my blog instead:

    coffee kickstarter-20130429_120433.jpg

    Ben

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    Here's mine, taken the other day:

    coffee kickstarter-bjhbcmaciaaeg6q.jpg

    Time to go refill her

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    wonder when/where they'll be available to the public. looks good

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    One of the good things I find is that they are nice and bottom heavy so stable on the desk although you can't always work out if you've got coffee left without having a peak inside

    Ben

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    It "looks" big, but how big is it? I always have a half-pint mug for my tea/coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    It "looks" big, but how big is it? I always have a half-pint mug for my tea/coffee.
    It is fairly big, I'd say about as girthy as the top end of a standard pint glass (that's what she said! *ahem*) and roughly the same height

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    This is how the Vietnamese have been making coffee for years, I've had two similar but mroe basic sets of these in the house for about 5 years following the father in law visiting Vietnam on business. Amazed nobody's done this before.

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    A couple of things I don't remember reading about it but which are worth knowing:

    Pros:
    • In use, you get roughly the same amount of coffee as you would in a decent sized mug
    • The filter screws on to the bottom of the inner section, and the rubber seal slides off. This design makes cleaning very easy
    • The upturned filter section holds roughly 4tbsp of ground coffee - which just so happens to be the perfect amount for a medium strength mug
    • In addition to being bottom heavy, there's an anti slip rubber 'foot' on the bottom to help prevent spillages


    Cons:
    • The internal part feel quite weak, I can easily imagine denting it which could ruin it if there were any damage near the filter
    • The filter is part of the filter mount, so if it breaks, there's no replacing it (I hope Gamila will be stocking spare filters on their website soon!)
    • The finish is easily marked. I've already got parts of the pattern on the outer shell coming off, the usual scuff marks you get with brushed aluminium and some quite nasty looking marks around the rim of the outer shell (although none of this affects usage at all)
    • The rubber material the lid is made out of seems to attract every bit of dust and fibre in the air like a magnet!


    So, would I recommend them? Yes. It's a fantastic little product that's easy to use and makes preparing fresh coffee very quick and easy (ideal for work/travel). I think Gamila need to put some thought in to toughening it all up a bit and certainly need to sell spare parts. Fortunately, there are only 5 parts in total (the inner section, filter, seal, lid and outer shell) so this shouldn't be too hard for them to do and they'll hopefully keep the price of parts down. Hell, they could even sell variations on the individual parts to allow you to assemble a completely unique Impress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love_Sausage View Post
    This is how the Vietnamese have been making coffee for years, I've had two similar but mroe basic sets of these in the house for about 5 years following the father in law visiting Vietnam on business. Amazed nobody's done this before.
    It's different to a Vietnamese fin

    The impress is a French press in a thermal mug.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Pros:
    • The upturned filter section holds roughly 4tbsp of ground coffee - which just so happens to be the perfect amount for a medium strength mug
    4Tbsp seems a little excessive to me for 1 cup of coffee? Thought usually it was 1Tbsp per mug, 1 heaped Tbsp for stronger coffee?
    Last edited by Rawns; 2nd May 2013 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    4Tbsp seems a little excessive to me for 1 cup of coffee? Thought usually it was 1Tbsp per mug?
    Depends on the size of the cup.

    My Frog cup gets 1 spoon, regular gets 1.5 and I have a massive mug indoors what gets 3.

    It works out about the same strength.

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