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Bodum Chambord Coffee Press
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- Holds up to 8 Cups of coffee or tea
- Classic glass and metal styling
- Attractive, simple design can even be displayed in a living room
- Best results when used with coarse ground, dark-roast coffee (i.e. French or Italian Roast)
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|Item Dimensions||6.4 x 4.4 x 9.9 in||9.4 x 10.7 x 6.7 in||5 x 8 x 4.3 in||6.9 x 8.7 x 5.3 in||7 x 5.38 x 8.62 in||4.25 x 6.5 x 10 in|
|Material Type||Glass||Borosilicate Glass, Stainless Steel, Plastic||Glass||Stainless Steel||18-10 Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Size||—||34 oz.||1 Litre||34 oz.||34 oz.||32 oz.|
8-cup, 34-ounce French Press serves 2-3 people; Coffee is measured in 4-ounce cups. Carafe is made of durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass; Stainless steel frame and heat resistant handle. 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 maximum flavor from your coffee. All parts are dishwasher-safe.
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OK, does it make a good cup of coffee? Yes, it does - it's delicious as a matter of fact. I find however that the flavor of coffee made in a french press just isn't as intense as I like. I love the coffee from my espresso maker, which is my favorite coffee maker. The coffee from a french press is just milder - so it comes down to taste preference or how you like to drink your coffee. If you like to drink several cups of coffee at a sitting, this french press is the way to go. You get a flavorful cup of coffee without being overpowered by it. And this Bodum Chambord produces the best coffee I've had from a french press. If you like french press-made coffee and you buy this one, I think you'll like it.
Being new to the French press, I have experienced only one before, which was very briefly because it was not able to separate the grounds from the drink.
This Bodum seems to have been manufactured to tight specs such that the beaker fits into the metal framework snugly without being loose or too tight, and I gave a star for that.
Also, the press cover fits well and has a convenient pouring screen if you rotate the top to the place, so a star from me as well.
The 3-piece strainer/filter, rod, and knob for the press fit the beaker well and do a good job of keeping my coffee separate from the grounds, so another star.
The product makes good coffee without sediment if its requirements are met. For that, I give a star!
Buying or grinding your own beans that are uniformly ideal for a French press means they contain no grounds that are smaller than the perfect size, which is a goal I haven't met yet but am working on it!
I took back a star for the apparent cheapness of the coffee maker. The beaker is very light weight, and I interpret that as the beaker is fragile but maybe I'm wrong about that as light weight doesn't necessarily mean cheap--I'll report back if and when it breaks! The metal cage into which the beaker rests seems thin, light weigh, and flimsy to me. I take away a star for this apparent cheapness.
My satisfaction with this coffee maker is actually good albeit the 3-star rating because I am wanting to prove to myself that French press is the ultimate way to brew coffee. Once I prove that (by then I expect this one will be broken) I'll be ready to move on to a better French press and will know what to look for but hopefully won't have to pay any more for it than I did this one.
For the best French press coffee, I recommend a hand grinder with ceramic burrs for cutting. And, if you're finicky about finding a little sediment in your white coffee cup, you may need to strain even burr-ground beans using a tea strainer to shake out smaller particle that might otherwise find their way into your cup! Taste-wise, I am not sold on the French press approach yet but find it has potential. It will take some experimentation to identify the bean type that works best for me when using this particular method of making coffee.
I like "Starbucks" "French and Italian Roast"; "Newhall Coffee Roasting Company" in Valencia, CA's "Sumatra Mandheling - Grade 1"; and Polly's Gourmet Coffee" in Belmont Shore, CA's "Colombian Supremo". Both Newhall Roasting Company and Polly's roast their own beans with Polly's roasting their coffee beans onsite. There is nothing like getting a warm bag of coffee beans right out of the roaster! If you aren't local, no problem...Newhall and Polly's both deliver.
But back to my review. I believe the reason that my Coffee Press has served me well for so many years is because I take care of it. When I stir the coffee beans after filling with boiling water, I use a chop stick to stir the brew. I carefully hand wash and am very careful when hand drying. That's it! BTW...I wrap a kitchen towel around the press which seems to keep the coffee warmer for a tad longer. I know...I'll invent an insulated blanket and become rich!...smile...Enjoy!
Update 12/02/2012: I was asked if I knew where my Coffee Press was manufactured. I didn't know when asked, but recently found the box and the answer is "Portugal". Again, I made my purchases in 2003, Product No: 1928 US.
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I have had this for years now.