dfk41 Completely agree on the usage point. I’ve not used my pot for a while, but now I’m using it again I remember everything I love about it (and some things I really don’t!).
I do however prefer my CCD to French Press, but that also helps fit with my mornings if I am WfH or at weekends. I can put a long steep on and make a v60 or Moka Pot for immediate drinking, then get a few things done and have another coffee ready to go an hour or so later.
DavecUK Bitterness was cut down massively when I started using pre-boiled water and then again when I started using an AP filter as well. The AP filter makes the cup very clean, but you still get the richness characteristic of the MP.
I sandwich my AP filter between the metal filter and the gasket seal. Keeps it in place better than any other way I’ve tried.