I started using a french press at home to cut down on my Starbucks expenses (I was going daily at min). Now I buy the beans from starbucks (blond blend) and use a french press my dad handed down to me to make my daily ice coffee - It makes great coffee and in a weird way its kind of relaxing thing to do. Please note that in this video they are using a 32 ounce kit and not the usual 16 ounces - hence the 7 scoops - for 16 ounces use 3. I find that all beans and grinds are sightly diff so you end up learning your own personal pref.
Also, if you want to try this - buy a manual grinder not an electric one. Electric ones suck - at least mine did.