My daughter sent me a gift and told me I could go ahead and open it - not a problem. I was so excited when I opened it and found something I had been wanting for quite a while now. Both son-in-laws are getting these from us for Christmas. I was waiting until after Christmas to buy one for myself. My daughter knew how much I was wanting one for myself and sent me one. She wanted me to open so I didn't buy one. Made my first coffee in it this morning, it lived up to everything I have read and been hearing about the Chemex. I've been using a French Press for years, this makes a better tasting coffee, in my opinion. I really like not having the sediments in my coffee and being able to drink to the last drop without having a bitter taste. I am so impressed !
Love my kiddos ! A big thanks to my daughters!