So, I picked up a V/S coffee maker for 25 quid from Amazon (I have a beverage habit). It arrived shortly before I wandered up to Glasgow for last weekend, so I didn’t really get to test-drive it until now. The first attempt is above.

It does produce different coffee to either the espresso, aeropress or french press methods, unsurprisingly  It’s less bitter than the french press – the cloth filter removes most of the bitter oils – but a lot more rounded a flavour.

It is, however, significantly more of a bastard to clean.