My dad uses this when he has a early morning and doesn't have time to wait for the French press. The only thing that would make this a 5 Star is if he could pour the water and go instead of having to wait to take the filter out
I found out that I prefer pour over hot coffee instead of just a normal coffee maker with this. However, due to the plastic lid expansion and shrinkage, it does cause leaking when taken out of the refrigerator and as it warms up and vise versa. Overall, I use this more as a coffee maker and put the coffee in another thermos/cup rather than a thermos to drink from due to the leaking issue.