So over the last few years I have switched from being a tea only drinker, to a coffee and tea fan. my palate isn't defined as it is towards the special herb lol, but I do enjoy a nice cup of coffee. now I had a 30 dollar Black and decker 12 cup maker and to be honest it doesn't really make good coffee. a couple reasons. I am the only one in my house who drinks coffee, so I only make 4-6 cups in a go. it's never hot enough, and it just doesn't really taste all that great. so then my gf bought a tassimo, and it makes much better coffee. but still it's a little weak, while it is warmer... so then on reddit the other day I was reading about great life changing devices that cost less than 100 bucks. a french press was brought up. and yes I thought to myself a good idea. my sister who is a coffee nerd swears by it when she is home visiting my folks... they have a fancy machine at home i think... so anyways I will get to the point of this thread. (start reading here if you are thinking tldr) so to the french press posting a lot of replies came to say, FP is good but Aeropress is better. so I looked into this more... it's a little 4 shot piston coffee maker! you make your strong coffee and then do 1 of 2 things. 1. you filter your 2 oz coffee and then top up if you want a more normal drink. or 2. you just fill it up to the 4 shot level (i have taken to liking this so far... but i've only had it a day.) this thing is pretty kickass! I get coffee shop quality coffee in my own house for 35 bucks! check it out! I got mine here: http://www.aeropress.ca/ some reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Aerobie-AeroP...UTF8&qid=1374687722&sr=8-1&keywords=aeropress and a vid of it in use. i don't profit from telling you guys this, just wanted to share! it seems worth it to me!