My nephew Daniel makes really good coffee, and he does it with a coffee press. I wanted to copy him so when I saw this OXO French Press Coffee Maker at the swap meet for $3, I jumped on it. I went online and found all kinds of instructions for pressing coffee, and I try to do everything they say, but . . . meh . . . mines doesn't come out like Daniel's. Maybe I'll try and get some good coffee next time instead of using whatever was on sale at Marukai.