We are avid coffee drinkers and use our French press regularly, but we enjoy using the chemex for special occasions or an after dinner cup. The coffee tastes smoother when made in the chemex. The clean up is super easy and we enjoy being able to toss the filter and beans in the compost. The filters come folded in fours and are a little confusing to use at first. They are much stronger and thicker than traditional filters; the coffee drips through much slower.