How well did it work? Were you happy with it?
Works extremely well for me. It's my second one; the first lasted more than 8 years until the handle screw got loose. The plastic body may retain stain from the coffee but coffee is notorious for stains - our teeth enamel, glass, textile, there is no escape. This discoloration does not affect the taste of the coffee at all. I rate it an A+ for quality, durability, and price. You may or may not get the same quality with other brands but why pay more?
I like French press coffee – with the dark roast from Star Bucks – more like European coffee. Use Komodo Dragon or Sumtra beans. Has more flavor than the filter type, American kind (colored water) - . I bought one about 5 years ago and then wanted to buy one more from GSI so I can have one at work. Well GSI does not carry them any more (BIG MISTAKE) I ended up buying 3 more from Sunny sports ( they don’t break like the glass kind). If you like strong (flavorful) tasting coffee like me, a French press is the only way to go. Also buy the small camping cups – like espresso cups. The press makes about 12 oz of great coffee – which I drink from a green camping espresso cup (GSI). (Can’t find those anymore either). One will have to experiment with the type of beans and length of time with the brew. I keep mine in longer than the Star bucks recommended 2 min, more like 5 – use a French press grind. I first saw this in the UK (train stations) when I was there during the military. The best flavor. I make 3-4 pots a day. So good.
If you're a camper and coffee lover, you know how important your morning cup of java is. Add coffee, boiling water and stir.....wait 4 minutes and pour the best coffee you've ever had camping. I am very pleased with this Java Press.