Recently I started using my press pot daily. A couple of years ago a friend gave me a Starbucks press pot for Christmas. It sat unused for at least a year before I realized it was a great way to make a single cup of coffee in the morning. With a little practice I can make a good cup of coffee in about five minutes. I already had an electric tea kettle to heat the water. Using some inexpensive beans I picked up at Sam’s Warehouse I found that the coffee I made in the morning was much better and cheaper than picking up a coffee on the way to work.
My best tip on the press pot has to do with clean up. Getting the grounds out of the pot after you have poured your cup of coffee can be a problem. I typically have about two ounces of coffee remaining in the bottom of my pot. If you try to pour them out you will leave a lot of grinds in the pot. I found that if I gave the pot a big swirl, I could put almost all of the coffee grinds back into suspension and pour most of them out.