After more than 6 years of service, I somehow managed to set down my Bonjour french press carafe at an angle in the last 1" before it touched the dish towel covered countertop in such a way that it fractured. After cursing and smashing the last bits of it into the recycling bin, I checked prices for replacements online and hiked up to the strip mall at the corner to see what they had at CVS.
As I passed Starbucks, my brain checked me and I went in to take a look. They had a Bodum Bistro stainless steel double wall 34 oz french press. Intrigued, I continued to CVS to see the options. The press they had there was glass and horribly flimsy plastic for $19.99 - about the cost of the replacement glass online.
It took me about five seconds to see that the $50 stainless steel model would save me money in the long run - even if the handle breaks off - the carafe will work forever and I won't have to put the last cup of coffee in the microwave to warm it up because it's better insulated. Even better, when I got home - I saw that Starbucks has some sort of deal with Bodum as the price listed on the Bodum website is $80!
Yes, it was Starbucks. Yes, it is made in China. But - I'll never have to replace it! I'll just call that green and call it a day.