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Bodum 16-Ounce Travel Coffee Press with Bodum Logo

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  • 16-ounce travel coffee press with Give Up Bad Coffee For Good printed on side
  • 3-part built-in filter system allows for brewing and drinking from the same cup
  • Features spill-resistant lid and insulated double walls to keep coffee hot longer
  • Equally useful for loose-leaf tea; fits most cup holders
  • Safe in the dishwasher; models with clear tumbler and rubber grip also available
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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 version is decorated with the Bodum "Give Up Bad Coffee For Good" logo.


A coffee aficionado's way to travel, this brew-and-drink portable press from Bodum makes fresh coffee even fresher. Designed to brew on the go in French-press style, the piece features the Bodum logo, "Give Up Bad Coffee For Good." Its makes great coffee in just four minutes, and its durable plastic construction means it's handy for travel, camping, and commuting. The design includes insulated double walls and a spill-resistant lid. Also great for loose-leaf tea, it holds 16 ounces and fits most car cup holders. Models with a clear tumbler and a rubberized grip are also available. --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.

Instructions for Use

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

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.

Safety Instructions

  • 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.
Scald Hazard
  • 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.

Company History

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.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.3 x 3.3 x 8 inches
Item Weight 8.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces
Department Cookware
Manufacturer Bodum
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number 1505-01FM-C
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3.7 out of 5 stars 130 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #228,750 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#552 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Coffee Makers > French Presses
Date first available at Amazon.com November 2, 2006

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While I love french press coffee and am a fan of Bodum products, they always tend to be on the fragile side. The outside plastic on this travel press cracked within the first two weeks of using it. The material is less than what one would call "sturdy" and the press routinely lets stray grounds through even though I've been following the manufacturer's suggestions and using coarse coffee.

Great in theory, much less so in execution.
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First off, I try to only drink coffee prepared with a french press. I much prefer it over other methods. When traveling though, I can't take my fragile press with me so when I spotted this travel press I had to purchase it. I did not get mine from Amazon though. A B&M had it for much less money. Sorry Amazon!

Anyway, I have a few gripes with this unit. First Bodum did not list the capacity of the unit on the item nor the instructions. I had to go online to find it was rated at 16oz. Since I'm currently traveling I haven't actually checked this with a measuring device. I think the actual usable capacity is a little less. This is important since you need to know the right capacity to put the proper amount of coffee into the press. I worked by trial and error the first few days and found out about 2.5 tbls worked for the amount of water I was using. Since I don't have a travel grinder I had to resort to using pre-ground coffee in the unit which leads me to my second complaint. Grounds getting past the press. I don't know if using a coarser grind will solve this and I always expect a little grounds in my pressed coffee, but this unit lets way too much though. I often have a single layer of grounds on top of the screen after I've pressed the coffee. I don't have this issue with my home press using just a spring loaded metal screen. The silicone ring just doesn't provide the tension on the sides to keep the coffee from getting past. The next item I have a problem with is that the unit is not sealed. For a unit that is both a press and a travel mug it is not very leak proof. There is no seal for the spout that you drink from. The hole in the lid where rod of the press goes though does not have an o-ring seal.
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This thing brews great coffee, plus loose teas. make sure your grounds are coarse though, otherwise they won't be easy to get out of the mesh. Instead of my old press where i used to have to wait at home to brew then clean both the cup and the press, this is a two in one device, and i can just fill it and tke it on the road with me, and the coffee's still amazing. and the whole thing is dishwasher SAFE! yes! if you like great coffee and don't have lots of time, buy this!
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Used Bodum's for years and love them, they are usually the best, this is like a cheap knock-off. I broke my glass 12-oz press, this looked like it would be a good replacement, but it's poorly made. Bodum replaced their usual 3-piece screen filter system in this press with a 1-piece plastic-frame filter with a silicone "seal" around it, coffee grounds slip right past it. It's junk. I would not buy this again.
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makes good coffee, cheaper than any other french press ive seen and since i dont drink more than a couple cups of coffe this is perfect. easy cleanup, quick prep for brewing and its always fun brewing it french press style. great if youre on the go or dont wanna brew a whole pot of coffee or dont have time. you can even brew it on your way out the door its great!

bad reviews are warranted to an extent, it does have some design flaws but considering you would pay about $10 for a similar mug thats just a mug this one is worth it. as far as the plastic breaking i would think any similar plastic mug would break too but i'll have to see how mine holds up. you must use coarse ground coffee and press the plunger down slowly to avoid grounds in your coffee, even regular french press can get grounds in the coffee sometimes. the mug itself is tapered which is why people keep getting grounds, because the rubber ring doesnt seal well enough at the top. if they had a traditional plunger it would work better. just fill it up lower and insert plunger then add water above the plunger to finish it
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As the happy owner of two other Bodum coffee presses, I expected an effective product. The most important function of a coffee press is to separate the grounds from the drink. This coffee press completely failed in that function.

Both on medium grind coffee grounds and loose Chinese tea, the press allowed a significant amount of material to pass.

For example, 1 mm thick tea branches floated up past the silicone sides.

The basic problem is poor design: despite good quality plastics and metal stem, the silicone border is not rigid enough and not large enough to grip the cylinder wall. I do NOT see any material defects in the cup -- it just works poorly.

However, the top lid is quite sturdy and comfortable. Useful as an overpriced hot drink mug for cocoa or milk.
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I have been using this thing for close to 6 months now, just about every other day. Yes, it does leave some grinds in your coffee, but big deal. The way i use it is I fill up a porcelain mug with water, microwave it for 3.5 minutes (water temp is somewhere around 200 degrees), put two rounded tbsp of a major chain's ground coffee into the press (hint: Double D) and slowly pour the water in until it comes to just below the line on the inside of the press. I stir the water for a few seconds and screw the plunger/lid on top carefully, leave for four minutes. While i am waiting, I pour some sugar and half n half into that nice hot mug that i heated the water in. I then Slowly press the plunger down on the press. The trick to not getting a bunch of grinds into your cup is to sacrifice a few ozs of coffee- slowly pour the coffee into the cup, as soon as it starts slowing down, you are near the bottom where most of the grinds that escaped the filter have settled. Stop there. Stir your cup and enjoy. I think its fast and simple and I enjoy the taste. In fact I just took a sip right now. I am near the bottom of my cup and guess what- barely any grinds! I don't have a dishwasher so all I do is give it a quick rinse and sponge some soapy water onto the filter part. Once every two weeks I'll give it a good scrub for good measure. Overall I would say that it brews one cup of coffee (minus a few oz) quickly and deliciously. I have not had my unit crack, although I have not dropped it.If you're really worried about it, treat it like it was made of glass and DONT DROP IT! I bought it for 15 or 20 bucks in a large chain bed and bath type of store (think triple B). I haven't owned a nice big glass type of french press, I imagine they would make my coffee taste even better, but for the budget and the portability of this unit, I give it four stars. It really deserves five stars, but I don't give anything five stars unless it is out of this world.
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