Great explanation, but I've always been told to bring coffee water just TO a boil, and not actually boil it, to keep a smooth and great coffee taste. I'm a French Press lover, and even have one at my work desk. I grind beans just before I leave the house, then microwave bottled water in the office, and enjoy that great taste, rather than the awful stuff our "coffee club" puts out. If you haven't tried a French Press, rush to your local store!!! They're not expensive (got a Marshalls discount store near you? They often have nice quality ones at a low price in their housewares section). I guarantee you'll love the taste, no matter what coffee beans you use!