I used my french press for about a month, until I realized "Hey! I don't smoke, I hardly drink, I'm allowed to spend $5 a day at Starbucks!" I carefully put my french press back into the box, and into the cabinet where it's been since February.
Recently, I've been a cheater. I think I've made the switch from Starbucks to The Coffee Bean. I think there is a chain of Coffee Bean's on the West coast, but we don't have them in Chicago (at least that I am aware of!) However, they are all over Seoul. Seoul has more chain coffee shops then any other city I've ever been too.
I don't know whether their coffee beans are covered in gold or what, but their coffee (iced or hot) is delicious. I definitely recommend their ice blended coffee for a hot summer day.
With nineteen international locations, I can enjoy The Coffee Bean all throughout Asia- from Seoul all the way to Dubai!
Which do you prefer?