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Bodum Chambord 3 cup French Press Coffee Maker, 12 oz., Chrome

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  • Coffee is measured in 4 oz. cups, this 3-cup, 12-ounce French Press is for a single serving
  • Carafe is made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass; Stainless Steel frame and heat resistant handle. Both Dishwasher Safe
  • 3-part stainless steel mesh filter helps extract your coffee's aromatic oils and subtle flavors
  • Pressed coffee extracts the perfect amount of essentials oils and acids from the bean for the maximum amount of flavor from your coffee. It's the preferred method for brewing for coffee enthusiasts everywhere
  • Brews 12-ounce of coffee; retains beans' oils for rich, complex flavor
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Size: 3 cup | Product Packaging: Retail
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 3.4 inches ; 11.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00005LM0R
  • Item model number: 1923-16US4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (401 customer reviews)
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Product Description

When Bodum took over a small clarinet factory in Normandy in 1982, it was not because of the fine orchestra clarinets they were producing but because of a relatively unknown coffee maker called the Chambord which they produced as well. The reason the French press coffee maker has become one of the most popular coffeemakers in the world is pure and simple, taste. The materials (glass and stainless steel) are completely taste-free so nothing comes between your ground coffee beans. This is exactly the reason why coffee tasters use this method to determine the quality of coffee beans. No paper filter not only means no waste, but that the coffee bean's essential oils go directly to your cup, delivering the flavor that is-lost on paper filters. Simplicity works best and is the reason why the Chambord's design has not changed a bit from its original drawing. Make taste, not waste.

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Serious coffee lovers agree that the best way to brew everyone's favorite stimulant is also the simplest and quickest. The French press method prevents scorching of the beans, and because there's no filter involved, all of the flavorful oils stay in your drink. Simply measure out one rounded tablespoon of coarse ground per 4-ounce cup, pour very hot (not boiling) water over it, let the contents brew for at least 4 minutes, then slowly depress the plunger. The result is one of the richest cups of java you'll ever taste. This attractively designed Bodum press is the perfect size for one person's morning fix. Because the carafe is glass, it's best to use a little care when handling the press in the sink--but if it should break, don't panic: Bodum offers replacement parts. --Mary Park

From the Manufacturer

When Bodum took over a small clarinet factory in Normandy in 1982, it was not because of the fine orchestra clarinets they were producing. In addition to musical instruments, the factory also produced the coffee of a relatively-unknown brewer called "The Chambord." Bodum combined the skills of these Normandy craftsmen with modern production. The result was a unique culinary tool, affordable to the many who loved the taste of what we now know as French press coffee.

Thanks to Bodum, and thanks to the increasing need for better coffee, the French press coffee maker has become one of the most popular in the world. Yet, the design has not strayed a bit from the original drawings, and Bodum still makes the Chambord with the same painstaking care and knowledge they gained from those Normandy craftsmen years ago. The ease of brewing and the delicious smell and taste of French roasted dark coffee have remained unchanged.

Awards & Accolades

In 2004, the Bodum Chambord coffee press received The American Culinary Institute’s award for best French press coffeemaker.

The American Culinary Institute judges food preparation products such as mixers, waffle makers and electric teakettles. These products are judged on criteria important to consumers such as ease-of-use, safety, and the quality of the food produced. They also judge food preparation products used in restaurants and hotels, including institutional mixers, large volume coffee machines and food slicers.

Instructions for Use

1. Place pot on a dry, flat, non-slip surface. Hold handle firmly, then pull the plunger straight up and out of the pot.

2. For each 1,25 dl/4 oz. cup, put 1 rounded tablespoon or 1 Bodum scoop of coarse ground coffee into the pot.


Caution: Use only coarse ground coffee. Fine grind can clog the filter and create high pressure. Place coffee maker on a heat proof, non-slip surface.

3. Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 2,5 cm/1 inch of space at the top. Stir the brew with a plastic spoon.

Caution: Metal spoons can scratch or chip the glass beaker and cause breakage.

4. Place the plunger unit on top of the pot. Turn lid to close off the pour spout opening. (Does not apply to the Brazil models) Do not press down. Let the coffee brew for at least 4 minutes.

5. Hold the pot handle firmly with the spout turned away from you, then using just the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the knob to lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Lowering the plunger slowly with minimal pressure produces best results. If the filter clogs or it becomes difficult to push down the plunger you should remove the plunger from the pot, stir the brew and then slowly plunge again.

WARNING: Using excessive force can cause scalding liquid to shoot out of the pot.

6. Turn the lid to open the pour spout and then pour coffee.

7. Unscrew the filter assembly and clean the plunger unit after each use. All parts are dishwasher safe.

Safety Instructions

  • Not for stove top use.
  • Check glass beaker for scratches, cracks or chips. Do not use a pot which is scratched, chipped or cracked. Install a replacement beaker before using the pot again.
  • Keep children away while using. Hot water is a hazard to small children!
  • Do not allow children to use this coffee maker.
Scald Hazard
  • Excessive plunging force can cause scalding hot liquid to shoot out of pot. Excessive plunging force can cause
  • Do not plunge with force.
  • Turn lid to close spout.
  • Use only coarse ground coffee

Company History

In 1944, Peter Bodum, the father of today's owner, Joergen Bodum, started Bodum in Copenhagen Denmark. Times were difficult at the end of World War II; there was hardly any trade and people were out of work. Peter Bodum managed to wholesale a very small variety of houseware products by Danish manufacturers.

After the war, Peter Bodum got an import license for kitchen and tabletop products; he traveled all over Europe and ended up importing kitchen and houseware to Denmark. As in the rest of Europe in those days, a lack of products in Denmark meant a market existed for almost anything to be sold. He specialized in glassware from Eastern Europe.

In the fifties, Peter Bodum started developing his own products. He collaborated with the Danish architect Kaas Klaeson for a range of coffee makers. At the time, industrial design type kitchen products were very rare. The first Bodum product to hit the market in 1958 was the Santos coffeemaker – based on a vacuum coffee brewing system. It became an instant sensation not only in Denmark but in all of Europe. Bodum still produces the original Santos design to this very day.

Bodum grew steadily during the sixties but sadly, in 1967, at the age of only 57, Peter Bodum passed away. His wife managed the company until 1974, when she offered her 26-year-old son Joergen to join her in the management of the company. Joergen quickly brought Carsten Joergensen on board – then a teacher at the Danish School of Art in Copenhagen--and soon put him in charge of overall design for Bodum, including everything from products to corporate design, exhibitions, shops, buildings, catalogues and advertising. It turned out to be a very long and fruitful collaboration. The two men began to fulfill Bodum's credo--"good design doesn't have to be expensive"--in lots of different ways.

In 1974, the first fruit of Joergen and Carsten's collaboration was introduced: the French coffee press Bistro. It was also the first incorporation of the new Bodum design language – beautiful simplicity and excellent materials for everyday life. Many more variations of coffee presses followed. Since 1974, Bodum has produced over 50 million French presses, taken the leap from "coffee" to "kitchen" and developed and produced a large variety of beautiful household and tabletop designs.

In 1979, when he took over the company, Joergen Bodum decided to move to Switzerland in order to be more centrally located in Europe. He chose the Lucerne area, where Bodum's head office has been located since the early eighties.

In 1980, Bodum Switzerland and its design unit, Pi-Design, were founded. Then, in 1986, the opening of Bodum's first shop in London marked another milestone in the Bodum history. It was designed not only to be the perfect showcase for the large variety of Bodum products but to embody an even stronger presentation of Bodum as an international brand. Many more shops in many more cities all over the world followed: Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, Lucerne, Tokyo, New York, Dallas, Okinawa, Auckland and many more. To this day, there are 52 Bodum stores worldwide.

With more and more of its own stores in place, Bodum continued broadening its collection of beautifully designed everyday life products--from kitchen to home. Today, Bodum offers its customers everything from the latest coffee and tea making products to tabletop, kitchen, storage, textiles, bathroom and home office products. Some stores also have a café where Bodum's own selection of coffees and teas are served.

The Bodum Group is, and always has been, a 100% family-owned business. Today the company operates in 14 different countries with over 700 employees worldwide. Bodum has holding companies in Denmark and Switzerland as well as twelve sales companies, three production companies and a design company called Bodum Design Group, located in Switzerland.

Customer Reviews

Very easy to use and clean.
M. Pascal
This 3 cup size makes a perfect single serving (it makes 12 oz.).
H. Droz
And the coffee it makes tastes so good.
T. Frey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

150 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Susan Byers VINE VOICE on October 22, 2002
Product Packaging: RetailSize Name: 3 cup
Even if you find an espresso machine alluring, in the meantime, you can't beat coffee made with this elegant and perfectly functional press pot. It's simply the easiest and best way to extract maximum flavor from your finest beans (use a uniform grind slightly coarser than automatic drip). Some people even prefer it to espresso. It's durable, easy to clean, and doesn't require electricity.

One reviewer claimed they put the grounds and the water in the pot, immediately pushed the plunger and waited 10 minutes. However, they will get much better results if they wait 2-4 minutes (depending upon the coarseness of the grind) before plunging the coffee, and then drink it right away. I wouldn't even let the coffee rest, plunged, in the pot for ten minutes, as it will become over-extracted.

As for the reviewer that whined about truth in advertising, all I can say is "Duh". They themselves pointed out that the pot does make three espresso cups' worth of brew. And if they watch what they are doing next time, instead of just trying to pour 12 oz. of hot water into something, they can avoid future unpleasant experiences. I actually make coffee for two "cappuccinos" with this model. If you don't like your coffee as strong, you can simply add a little hot water to your cup after you have poured your coffee (like an Americano).
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124 of 134 people found the following review helpful By PD2K on November 16, 2001
Product Packaging: RetailSize Name: 3 cup
My sister bought this press for the house. This one works real well-- perfect for those coffee press users. Bodum is also a well known brand of coffee press, so you don't have to worry about a flimsy product. Also if it breaks, Bodum is pretty good with spare parts. As a comsumer, I always recommend you shop around for the best price.
When using a coffee press, or any other coffee machine, make sure you FRESHLY grind your coffee for optimal taste. I recommend all serious coffee drinkers to invest in a good burr grinder-- you really can taste the differnce. Also for a coffee press the ginds must be large and coarse in thickness, otherwise your pressed coffee will taste lousy-- do not use automatic drip sized grinds. I also recommend a quality dark/French roast when using a press.
Please note that this press makes 3 French-sized cups of coffee. In Paris cafes, you're served coffee in a press with a "bowl sized" cup half filled with steamed milk (Cafe Au Lait).
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Imelda on November 12, 2004
Product Packaging: RetailSize Name: 3 cup Verified Purchase
I purchased this as a 1-person coffeemaker because the other 2 coffee drinkers around here complained that I made coffee too strong. Although this is a 3-cup press (each cup = 4 oz, European standards, I suppose) it's really perfect for just one mug. I can almost fill my 14 oz travel mug, and I only ever drink one cup in the morning, so capacity is perfect for me. If you drink lots of mugs, don't get this!

I got one of these in a discount store for only a few dollars, which was a great bargain! Following the suggestion of 3 tablespoons of coarsely ground beans with 12 oz H2O, my coffee comes out as strong as I like it. There's sediment, but that doesn't bother me. Reminds me of Turkish coffee. Clean-up is a little more involved than with a drip maker, but I like the press coffee better, so that doesn't bother me either. The only thing that can truly bother me about coffee is when it isn't strong enough.

Of course, the coffee cools quite quickly if you leave it in the press too long, so I just pour it into the vacuum mug right away, where it stays at temp much longer.

Also, as a control freak, this brewing method is appealing because it allows me to boil the water to the exact temp it needs to be (yes, I use a thermometer. I did say I was a freak). I love this method of brewing coffee, but clean-up and sediment might not be OK with everyone.

Considering the price I paid, I give this 5 stars. It happens to match my coffee needs exactly.
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72 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Marie on September 5, 2004
Product Packaging: RetailSize Name: 3 cup
The person who chastised everyone's reading skills below, insisting that this is a "3-STEP (as in add grounds, add water, press) not 3-CUP" press, is incorrect, and apparently did not her/himself read the title (which does indeed say "3-CUP", NOT "3-STEP). It IS a "3-cup" press -- however, if you look around at the descriptions of various french presses found here, you will find that they all define a "cup" as 4 ounces. So, no, this 3-cup press, which is 12 ounces, is not going to brew enough coffee for 3 *mugs*. (And the 8-cup presses, which are 32 ounces, are not going to brew enough for 8 mugs.) The ones referred to as "3-cup" will brew about roughly mug's worth of coffee. This particular press is at least as good as any other I've used, which is to say very good!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jane Avriette on September 5, 2002
Product Packaging: RetailSize Name: 3 cup Verified Purchase
I'm quite the lover of good coffee, and I hadn't ever owned a coffee press until buying this particular item.
The use of it is simple. I keep coarsely ground coffee in a tupperware in the fridge at work. I pour two scoops into the bottom, pour hot water on top, and push the press down. Ten minutes later, out comes terrific pressed coffee.
The flavor is different than traditional drip-and-filter coffee makers, but difficult to describe; subtle and yet more full-bodied.
It really is a terrific cup of coffee. Note, that it is a single standard-mug sized cup of coffee. The "3-cup" title is ... misleading at best. However, it is really convenient to not have to brew an entire pot of coffee, and it is also very convenient to have a press for brewing a cup at work.
Highly recommended.
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