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Make taste, not waste
- Pure and simple
- No paper filter
- No capsules
- No waste
Do you have 4 minutes?
The French press coffee maker is the simplest of all brewing systems, where coarsely ground beans meet hot water right off the boil. The right temperature (92–96 °C, 195–205 °F) brings the optimal extraction power for the essential oils in the beans to develop their full flavor profile in just four minutes. An easy press on the plunger locks the grinds at the bottom of the glass carafe and stops the brewing process.
- Body, handle, & lid made of BPA free plastic
- Beaker is made of heat resistant borosilicate glass
- Filter & plunger is made of stainless steel
- Brews & makes delicious coffee
- Made in Portugal
How to brew French press coffee:
For each 4-ounce cup, put 1 rounded tablespoon or 1 Bodum scoop of coarse-ground coffee into the pot.
Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 1 inch of space at the top. Stir with a plastic spoon.
Place the plunger unit on top of the pot. Turn lid to close off the pour spout opening. Do not press down. Let the coffee brew for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes press down the plunger and enjoy.
Available spare parts:
French press coffee makers feature a durable borosilicate beaker. Borosilicate glass is an outstanding material: It is ultra-light and strong, has great heat resistant properties, and will not get cloudy in the dishwasher.
The spiral plate keeps the filter mesh in place and makes sure that water goes through but no ground coffee. The flexible spiral provides a universal fit taking into account the manufacturing tolerances of glass jugs.
The filter mesh is a key component to the Bodum coffee makers. It separates the ground coffee beans from the water after the brewing has stopped.
The cross plate holds the mesh in place together with the spiral plate.
The Brazil French Press coffeemaker, designed in the early 80's, was our first coffeemaker and quickly became a symbol of what Bodum stands for. Attractive and functional design at an affordable price. The Brazil has a durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass beaker and a plastic handle and base, which make the Brazil easy to use and easy to clean. The 3-part stainless steel plunger has a fine mesh filter, which allows for a premium extraction of your coffee's aromatic oils and subtle flavors. A mesh filter allows this flavor to be delivered direct to your cup and not absorbed by a paper filter. Plus, no paper filter means no waste. The patented safety lid prevents the splashing of liquids while pressing. All parts are dishwasher-safe.
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Before you go out and spend a couple hundred bucks on a new Keurig, do yourself a favor and try this sub $20 Bodum French Press paired with a quality ceramic burr grinder like this one and impress your friends with the perfect cup of coffee.
HOW TO: Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee with this Cheap French Press
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Step 1: Measure out 60g of your favorite coffee beans and grind to a coarse grind (about 60-70 turns with the Morning Grind Grinder on coarse setting). Place into Bodum 8 Cup French Press.
Step 2: Heat your water to 200 degrees by bringing it to a boil and removing from heat for 60 seconds.
Step 3: Pour in just enough water to cover the grounds. Then wait 30 seconds.
Step 4: Stir then add the rest of the water (32oz total).
Step 5: Cover with the lid with the plunger all the way up.
Step 6: Wait 3 minutes.
Step 7: Slowly push the plunger down to filter the coffee grounds.
Step 8: Serve immediately. If you wait too long, your coffee will get bitter.
I will never go back to using a Keurig and not even the drip coffee...this just tastes better and a lot cleaner since you can actually wash the whole thing!
CONS: I don't like all the print on the glass and I wish there were measurement markers. It also says 8 cups and it is not truly an 8 cup canister. If I remember correctly, it is actually 5 cups. It makes 2 regular size cups of coffee for my husband and me (which is what I was needing). It would make 8 tiny/small cups, but who drinks those. HA!
PROS: it makes coffee :) enough said.
We live in a rural area and coarse ground beans aren't easily accessible and they're too expensive online, so I use whatever fine ground coffee I can find or is on sale. Eventually I'll buy a coffee grinder and buy whole beans to make coarse ground beans myself, but my point in saying this is: this 51 oz french press allows a lot fewer grounds to sneak by than the 34 oz press, even using fine ground beans.
There are a lot more fancy french presses online, but knowing my dad has had his Bodum french press for over 15 years and it's still like new is a strong selling point. Bodum's french presses are good quality at a good price. You can't go wrong!
If you have any tips to share so this works better, I am all ears!
Edit! I'm an idiot. This thing works just fine it was just a bit of a learning curve.
To keep the grounds up underneath the screen (away from your drinking vessel) add the water slowly, keep things still, and plunge carefully.
To clean it all the screen parts unscrew at the bottom and then you can rinse them very easily piece by piece...then reassemble. No biggie.
I have been using this with loose tea and it saves the wasted paper of teabags. I just add more, mix it super strong, then dilute it in a pitcher to keep iced tea ready in the fridge.