This coffee press is stunning in my kitchen and makes an awesome cup of coffee! Brew Performance This item has almost completely taken the place of my Keurig. As long as the user follows the directions, including the most effective coffee to use, it's a no-brainer. I prefer the finished product to Starbucks! Ease of Cleaning No problem cleaning up. The pieces fit back together nicely, no struggle. Ease of Use I made a fabulous cup of coffee the first time with this press. No problems, completely easy to use. Design I cannot say enough about this design. While modern, it would look nice with almost any decor. The glass beaker is well-supported by the design as well, increasing functionality as well as style. Durability I feel certain that too much rough-housing will break the glass beaker. However, the design really does protect the glass and adds points to the durability factor.