Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Bodum 1308-16 Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel Therm...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 53% off the $100.00 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Bodum 1308-16 Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel Thermal Press Pot
|Price:||$65.04 & FREE Shipping. Details|
|You Save:||$34.96 (35%)|
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- 8-cup thermal press pot brews coffee or tea and keeps it hot for up to 2 hours
- Double-walled stainless-steel construction with polished finish
- 3-part stainless-steel plunger's fine mesh filter ensures a flavorful brew
- Large handle and twist-shut lid; includes measuring spoon and instructions; dishwasher-safe
- Measures approximately 5-2/7 by 6-8/9 by 8-1/2 inches
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
I have noticed that a number of reviewers have mentioned that the coffee doesn't remain as hot as they would like. Here's how I get around that problem.
First of all, I don't think any french press design is really suited to keeping coffee hot for a long time. If you want that then perhaps you should stay with a Mr. Coffee or a percolator.
That being said, I do like to have my coffee hot for up to an hour each morning. I purchased the 8-cup Bodum and it produces just enough coffee for my wife and I to have a large mug of coffee, with enough left over for a warmup for each of us. If we're wanting more coffee after this, then we simply brew a 2nd pot. It's so easy to use the Bodum that it's not a bother to brew a 2nd pot on these days. So, we're not trying to keep hot coffee for a couple of hours in the morning. No french press can do that well.
When I want to make coffee in the morning, the first thing I do is fill the Bodum pot with hot tap water to warm it up a bit. Then I begin heating the water that will be used on the freshly ground coffee beans. When the water is ready for pouring over the grounds I empty the warm tap water, place my freshly ground coffee in the Bodum pot, then pour the near-boiling water over the grounds and let it set for 4 minutes.Read more ›
The other thing to be aware of is that when these coffee pots are rated for 10-12 cups that they are something less. The cups they are talking about are four ounce cups. These coffee pots make 4 regular cups of coffee and no more. PS: This is a good way to cut your coffee shop bill.
That was then, but the Columbia is now. My favorite feature in this new design is the one-piece filter. Yes, ONE PIECE! No more unscrewing the three layers for washing. This improvement was obviously needed and I wish they had done it much sooner.
Regarding the stainless steel construction, it is useful for keeping the water hot during the 4-minute brewing time, but don't think of it as a carafe that you can just leave the coffee in. If you do, it will keep extracting the coffee from the grounds and you'll wind up with an over-extracted, bitter brew. For me, the real advantage of the stainless steel is that I'm not going to break it. The traditional Bodum borosilicate glass is very easy to break.
And so, I highly recommend the Bodum Columbia press pot. And if Bodum ever creates a one-piece filter for their glass French presses (like the one SwissGold used to make), that will be another great Bodum achievement.
Enjoy the Columbia!
As a french press, the pot works great. Nothing earth shattering, it works and it's easy to clean. In other words, it works no better and no worse than a $20 french press.
The problem is the vacuum thermos feature, which is the reason this thing is so expensive. It does not keep the coffee hot very long at all. Yes, yes, I always preheat it with nice, hot 190 degree water. I add the coffee, turn the lid so that the little plastic cover is over the pour spout to prevent heat loss, and then....it's cold in about 45 minutes. Now granted, this pot does retain heat a LITTLE longer than a regular glass french press, but its insulation qualities are nowhere near as good as my vacuum thermos or my travel mug, which is also vacuum thermos-y.
I think the biggest source of heat loss is in the lid. The lid has no insulation properties at all. It's just a thin piece of metal over a think piece of plastic. So it basically defeats the purpose of the rest of the pot. The laws of thermodynamics dictate (here's the only time in the past 10 years that I get to use my engineering degree) that heat energy will seek to equalize with its environment as easily as possible. In this case, the heat finds a get out of jail free card in the lid.
So, in conclusion, if you are hoping that this french press will keep your coffee warm for a couple of hours, you will be greatly disappointed. My suggestion, buy a $20 french press and knit yourself a nice sweater to go around it. Something tasteful and not too itchy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm definitely disappointed. I purchased this item and paid extra so it would keep the coffee warm. After first use, the coffee was cold within 30 minutes of making it.Published 14 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I love this French press. It is sleek, works fantastic, keeps coffee and tea warm for up 1.5 hour. Would recommend.Published 1 day ago by Nino
Purchased it as a gift, keeps coffee warm and looks great! You do have to follow the instructions/ recommendations and use coarse ground coffee as recommended, fine ground coffee... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This press is enabling me to make decent coffee for a change. The pot looks very handsome, too. The 34oz size makes two enormous mugs of coffee. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Anon
Bodum makes exceptional products. We love this coffee press! Superior quality.Published 6 days ago by Melissa S
The shape of this pot makes it impossible to push the filters down far enough so that you can access the last 8 ounces or so of coffee. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Queen Bee
It's pretty and I like it for that reason. It makes coffee well just like any other French Press. It does NOT keep the coffee warm at all. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Veepka
I paid almost $100. for this press, and the filter and top to the bodum is all in plastic!
I just received this product, and already the price has dropped 20$!
I bought this because I broke what must be my 7th French press in my life. I should have bought another glass one...I miss them. Not sure what benefits this one has over glass... Read morePublished 9 days ago by factorygirl43