So I got introduced to this beauty by a coworker, funny thing is I had never had french press coffee before now I may be an addict. I love me some tea though too and this wonderful invention can do loose tea leaves also. That is a win-win in my book. I paid $20 dollars for this cup but it has already been used almost every day since I bought it and this summer camping it will get used lots more, I am thinking hubby's triple shot breve's will be started in this handy dandy baby. If you like coffee, don't need a whole pot of it, and want convenience this is the cup for you. LOVE it!!!!!!