Bodum 16-Ounce Insulated Travel Coffee Press with Rubber Grip, Clear
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- 16-ounce travel coffee press with rubber grip for fresh coffee on the go
- 3-part built-in filter system allows for brewing and drinking from the same cup
- Features insulated double walls to keep coffee hot longer
- Also with spill-resistant lid and Santoprene rubber grip; fits most cup holders
- Equally useful for loose-leaf tea; safe in the dishwasher
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There is no need to compromise on quality of coffee when you are out and about. With the Bodum Travel Press, you can take your coffeemaker with you. The travel press was designed so that you can brew your favorite coffee or tea and drink right out of the same tumbler. The double wall construction inusaltes your beverage and keeps it hotter longer while keeping your hands cool. The spill-resistant lid keeps the heat in when you are not enjoying your hot beverage. The Travel Press is simple to use. Simply add one or two scoops of your favorite coarse ground coffee or the appropriate amount of loose-leaf tea. Fill with hot water and screw the lid in place with the press in the up position. Allow the coffee to brew for 4-minutes (tea should brew 3-5 minutes or to your liking) and then press. Once you have pressed, open the lid and enjoy a balanced & flavorful cup of coffee or tea. To clean it up, just rinse out the grounds and handwash for best results. The travel press is a perfect brewing method if you just need coffee or tea for one, as well as while you are travelling, at work, camping or just out and about. Fits in most car cup holders.
This clever travel coffee press from Bodum makes fresh coffee even fresher. Not only does it allow you to drink coffee on the go--it actually brews it on the go. Like the Chambord press that is Bodum's most popular product, this unit features a built-in screen plunger that presses grounds to the bottom of the mug. Its makes coffee in just four minutes, and its durable plastic construction means it's great for travel, camping, and commuting. The design includes insulated double walls, a spill-resistant lid, and a Santoprene rubber grip. Also great for loose-leaf tea, it holds 16 ounces and fits most car cup holders. --Emily Bedard
From the Manufacturer
Awards and 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. The institute also judges food preparation products used in restaurants and hotels, including institutional mixers, large-volume coffee machines, and food slicers.
2. For each 1.25-deciliter/4-ounce 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 heatproof, nonslip surface.
3. Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 2.5 centimeters/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.
- Not for stovetop use.
- Check glass beaker for scratches, cracks, or chips. Do not use a pot that 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 coffeemaker.
- Excessive plunging force can cause scalding hot liquid to shoot out of pot.
- Do not plunge with force.
- Turn lid to close spout.
- Use only coarse-ground coffee.
In 1944 Peter Bodum, the father of today's owner, Joergen Bodum, started Bodum in Copenhagen. 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 housewares 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 housewares 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 '50s Peter Bodum started developing his own products. He collaborated with the Danish architect Kaas Klaeson for a range of coffeemakers. 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 '60s, 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 on board Carsten Joergensen--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, catalogs, 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 '80s.
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 percent 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 12 sales companies, 3 production companies, and a design company called Bodum Design Group, located in Switzerland.
Top customer reviews
Unfortunately, despite repeated attempts, I could not get these mugs to brew coarse ground coffee without having an unacceptable amount of grinds floating around in the brew. I tried different water levels, different grinds of coffee, different temperatures of water, and different speeds of plunging (the last and final was done so excruciatingly slowly that even if it had resulted in a mug of coffee without grinds I probably would still be returning the mugs.)
I've been drinking French Press coffee at home for many years, so I am accustomed to the inescapable bits of coffee bean you get in your cup. This unit delivers very poor results. Let me put it this way: if you don't mind sucking your coffee through your teeth, then spitting out the grinds before your next sip, then this mug could be the ticket. Even the best result of the four or five attempts I made resulted in about 1-1/2 teaspoons grinds in the strainer I used to test the results. (1. Brew coffee according to directions, 2. push plunger down, 3. pour results through fine strainer.)
I'm going to return this item and keep looking for the perfect insulated single-serving French Press. Bummer.
This was a gift for my wife who drinks tea everyday after lunch, so this was a great idea for her to make her tea and have it to go either to her office or any other place while driving.
Of course it is not complete spill proof, there are movable parts, but works good while driving unless you let it roll all the time on the seat or the floor, that's what cup holders are for.
Keeps tea warm for a while, at least for the time it's needed.
The only complaint is I only got to use it twice before it broke. fell 3 feet onto concrete and it totally separated. Seemed like it should've been a litle more sturdy. Treat it like it's glass.