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$499.99 $499.45 list($625.00)
1. Bodum 3020-16US Espresso Granos
2. Santos Mini Electric 5-Cup Coffeemaker
$79.95 $69.76 list($110.00)
3. Bodum 3004-581USA Mini Electric
4. Santos Electric 12-Cup Vacuum
5. Santos Electric 12-Cup Coffeemaker
$39.99 list($53.50)
6. Bodum Columbia Thermal Stainless-Steel
$29.99 list($67.00)
7. Bodum Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel
$29.99 $29.95
8. Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Press
$11.99 list($16.00)
9. Bodum Brazil Unbreakable 8-Cup
list($27.00)
10. Bodum 5410-01USA Mini Ibis 27-Ounce
$24.99 $22.95 list($33.50)
11. Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Coffee Press
$19.99 list($27.00)
12. Bodum Kenya 8-Cup Coffee Press,
$11.99 $11.95 list($16.00)
13. Bodum Replacement 12 Cup Glass
$24.99 $19.95 list($33.50)
14. Bodum Chambord Coffee Glasses,
$19.99 list($27.00)
15. Bodum Chambord Tea Cup, Set of
$9.99
16. Bodum Logo Travel Press
$79.99 list($107.00)
17. Bodum Santos Stovetop Vacuum Coffeemaker
$25.95 list($41.50)
18. Bodum 6-Piece Kenya Coffee Press
$39.99 list($60.00)
19. Bodum Chambord 7piece Gift Set
$17.49 list($23.50)
20. Bodum Kenya 4-Cup Coffee Press,

1. Bodum 3020-16US Espresso Granos
list price: $625.00
our price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000C8W86
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 28470
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Amazon.com Review

Just by looking, it's not hard to believe this automatic espresso machine won The Chicago Athenaeum's prestigious Good Design 2003 award. But, in addition to the sophisticated modern styling, the machine’s many innovative features make it easy to brew great-tasting espresso, cappuccino, and latte drinks. To take the guesswork out of making the perfect cup, the Granos offers a fully programmable control panel. Set it to accommodate individual preferences, or choose a single or double espresso by simply pushing a button. There's also the option of using either regular ground coffee or the popular pre-packed espresso pods. The Bodum Granos' ThermoBlock heating system ensures the correct water temperature for extracting the coffee's full flavor, while its unique water system expels used water rather than letting it flow back into the fresh-water reservoir. A 19-bar pump, dual-wall filter, and a stabilizing baffle in combination ensure a consistent, correct release of pressure. Its filter holder and handle are made of chrome-plated brass, and all internal and external components are made from metal and high-quality electrical parts. Additional features include a cup warmer, a steam wand for making cappuccino and latte drinks, and an adapter for attaching bottled water directly to the machine. A tamper and single, double, and pod shot filters are included. This espresso machine carries a two-year limited warranty. --Catie Unger ... Read more

Features

  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Single or double espresso at the push of a button; fully programmable
  • Chrome-plated brass filter holder; 19-bar pump; ThermoBlock provides full-flavored coffee
  • Cup warmer; water-bottle adapter; steam wand for making cappuccino and latte drinks
  • Uses ground coffee or espresso pods; tamper and single, double, and pod shot filters included

2. Santos Mini Electric 5-Cup Coffeemaker

Asin: B00026DRKW
Catlog: Kitchen
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Unique vacuum brewing process
  • Auto shutoff
  • Built-in nylon filter for fresher taste
  • Durable polycarbonate construction
  • 1200 watts

Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product!
After my uber-negative review of the Cuisinart Grind & Brew, I did what I said I'd do and purchased the Bodum.Wow!The coffee tastes great, it's piping hot and the machine is an absolute delight.Washing the pot itself is a little unnerving because of the electric components in the base, but cleaning the coffee hopper is a no-brainer.Plus, it's pretty fun to watch the brewing process - a mini science experiment in the kitchen every morning!My husband and I are both very satisfied with this, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Mess
We are of two minds - my wife and I - over the relative merits of the Bodum Santos electric vacuum coffee pot. I see an evocative design that's equal parts mad-scientist chemistry set and Frank Gehry angular assemblage. Herself sees... a mess.

Granted, the eSantos doesn't have the drop-dead convenience of one of those push-button pod machines. And it's not the grinding, measuring and filling thing... we're more than used to that. It's the post-brew mess that herself frowns at.

Like a great many vacuum pots, the eSantos has a permanent filter. [Okay... semi permanent. Bodum recommends replacing it every so often.] This filter is a very fine mesh screen; it allows dissolved coffee solids and oils through, making for an exceptionally flavorful cup with lots of body, and it does so without choking on coffee finings, a problem that I nearly always experienced with my vintage Cory glass vacuum pot and its permanent glass filter rod.

The net effect is - of course - a mess. No denying it. There's no paper filter to toss in the trash bin [or compost heap, if you're of the composty ilk]. Instead, after the brewer has cooled it's necessary to rinse the coffee grounds out of the brew globe, and then to wash it. Yes, wash it. By hand, no less. Matter of fact, if you've brewed especially fresh coffee that wasn't roasted to death [and you are, aren't you?] you'll find a lovely, oily frothy mess left behind.

Want convenience? Get one of those push-button things. But if you want really great coffee it's hard to beat a vacuum pot. Bodum's update on the classic vac is about as good as it gets.

5-0 out of 5 stars better, faster, cheaper, and easy on the eyes
this coffemaker is absolutely the best affordable coffee brewing technology on the market. 20 ounces of water in; 20 ounces of coffee out. for my money, i use a lot less coffee per cup than with drip. i've heard complaints that the mini santos is difficult to use at first, but it took 3 minutes to read the instructions and 6 minutes later i was enjoying my first cup. cleaning is easier than a french press, and because everything is plastic, no cracked or broken beekers. what i admire most about the santos is the simplicity and economy of design, which matches the technology perfectly. no frilly ornamentation or chrome switches. the integrity and integration of technololgy, design, materials, and price tag are what home appliances should all be about. bodum delivers on this promise.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sleek, Good-looking, and Affordable model it is, but...
I was impressed the first time this baby brewed the coffee.It is fun watching the vacuum process, but no fun to clean up.To get a decent strong cup, you have to pour in more coffee than average and this makes me stop more frequent at the coffeeshop.Unfortunately,my unit performed great the first time, but it failed later on and just spilled the coffee all over my kitchen (I guess it had something to do with temp-controller inside that heats the water way too hot)..That's why I gave it 3 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars High maintenance, and worth it
I've had my mini-Bodum for over a year now.It has functioned perfectly; the only defect was that the flip-top lid broke off some time ago.Since it's pretty much superfluous, it doesn't bother me: as soon as the coffee is brewed, I transfer it to a thermos anyway.Who needs a lid?

As has been noted, there is a good bit of fuss involved in preparing and operating this coffeemaker.The coffee, however, is sensational - assuming you start with good quality beans.(Garbage in, garbage out is a principle that holds for coffeemakers as well as for computers.)

So count me another satisfied customer - with a unit that has worked well, day in and day out for about fifteen months.I wish it were easier to use, but I've never had such good coffee at home, outside of a French press.

(And by the way, to the person who complained about cleaning: all you have to do is, once a month, toss in a little baking soda after you've rinsed the pot, and let it sit for an hour.The buildup will rinse right off; there's no need to scrub.) ... Read more


3. Bodum 3004-581USA Mini Electric Santos, Graphite Blue
list price: $110.00
our price: $79.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006F2LY
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 4936
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Many products are touted for their uniqueness, or how they're revolutionizing this or that, but few live up the hype. Bodum's Santos coffeemaker is different, as it really is unlike other coffeemakers on the market. First off, it uses an electric vacuum brewing process, and secondly it lets you watch the whole thing. Fill the jug with cold filtered water, and place it on the power base. Then twist the funnel onto the jug. Next, add fresh coffee (a handy scoop is included) to the funnel and press the start button. As the water heats up to boiling, the vacuum created between the two parts moves water up the funnel, where the hot water and coffee mix together. Once the correct brewing time has elapsed, the heat turns off and the coffee drains back into the carafe through a nylon filter (nylon doesn't affect the taste of the coffee like paper filters).

In this system, coffee and hot water mingle for the optimum time, providing the best-tasting coffee possible. The process takes around 4 minutes for up to 5 cups of coffee. The jug and the funnel are both made of sturdy polycarbonate, and the funnel is dishwasher-safe. (Clean the jug by hand, as it's not submersible.) Neither the bottom of the jug nor the top of the power base gets hot during brewing, because the heating element is in the middle of the jug's base.

There are a couple of things to remember when using the electric Santos. Always use fresh coffee, ground medium, for best results (stay away from using coffee from a can or powdered coffee), and use one level scoop of ground coffee per cup. So, for a full 5-cup pot, you'll use 5 scoops. After testing, if the coffee is too strong, begin tapering off the number of scoops. Also, remember that there will always be a small amount of water left in the coffee pot during the brewing process. This is a normal safety feature.

When cleaning the Santos, don't scrub the nylon filter clean--it should be rinsed under warm water. The coffee grounds from the upper section can be scooped out into the garbage can or compost using a common kitchen spatula.Then, simply wash the top section with dish soap and warm water. Also rinse the coffee pot with warm water as soon as you are finished drinking coffee.After rinsing, leave the lid open and let the coffee pot air dry. Every so often, clean the pot with a basic de-liming agent.

The original 12-cup Santos won a prestigious gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the consumer products division. Award-winners are selected by the Industrial Designers Society of America. There were 1,260 entries from around the world in the contest, and only 44 gold awards were given. --A.J. Rathbun ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 7-1/2 by 13 by 14 inches
  • Unique, electric, vacuum brewing process
  • Built-in nylon filter provides better coffee
  • Brews 5 cups of coffee in 4 minutes
  • Easy to assemble and quick to clean

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Coffee that can't be made using Auto-drip machine
This is an awesome coffee maker. The coffee it brews is top-notched and free of undesirable sourness. In order to lengthen the contact time in the upper compartment, one has to tilt the coffee maker by putting 2-3 US quarters in the 12'o clock position given that the handle of the maker is considered to be the 6'o clock position.Doing so can delay the automatic shutoff by the machine by 40 sec, which is a very significant increase in contact time.It just be the brew stronger and better.

I am so please with the quality of the coffee it makes.I am sure you will too.

Cheers,

Kelvin

5-0 out of 5 stars Makes great coffee and a sight for sore eyes!!
My old coffee maker was pretty beaten up after I had used it for almost 3 years, so I decided to get a new one. Only this time, I decided to buy it myself rather than waiting for the next Christmas. I was browsing around and I stumbled at Santos. My coffee maker was the dripping kind, so I wasn't sure at first that I wanted to get a vacuum coffee maker. But hey, what's the harm, I like to try new stuff. So, I finally decided to give it a try, especially it got a lot of good reviews.

Santos coffee maker is just like a dream comes true. If, you are dreaming about coffee maker. It makes a really good coffee, they are just steaming hot and you can taste the coffee flavor right on your lips. It is heavenly. Besides that, it's aesthetically pleasing. They have different colors you can choose. If you're a practical person, they have the regular clear one, and it's not less than the color ones. It's very compact, so it doesn't take a lot of space in your kitchen. My old coffee maker was taking more space and it was just too big. I don't have problem pouring the water in the Santos cause the water is hold in the carafe/pot on the bottom and it's removeable. Regular dripping coffee maker, you have to pour the water from the top and it cannot be seperated. If you have small kitchen and there is no enough space between the cabinet and the counter, this coffee maker will have even more bonus point, simply just because not every kitchen is custom made. Another good thing about this coffee maker is you can clean the whole thing. You just have to rinse it with warm water, except for the carafe/pot you can't let the bottom part wet. Regular dripping coffee maker is just yuck after a while.

However, even though this is a really good coffee maker, there are several things you want to consider before you buy this. First, do you really want to spend $80+shipping for a coffee maker? You can get cheaper with still not-so-bad quality. Second, it doesn't really make more than 2 or 3 mugs worth of coffee at a time, depends with how big is your mug. So, if you have company more than 2 people, please make sure they don't mind to not get their coffee at the same time. Third, this type of coffee maker takes more maintenance and time to clean. Fourth, you need to use this coffee maker properly. Exactly like the manual said. If you don't put the funnel tight enough or the lid not really close, then you will have some coffee on the floor, on the counter, or on you! From my experience, make sure the filter is on. Let's just say we all want to drink coffee without holding a retainer. There is one more thing, which I think it is not really a drawback from buying Santos. If you like to re-heat your coffee, then this is not the coffee maker for you. However, true coffee lover should know that coffee isn't supposed to be re-heated cause it will decrease the coffee essence and at the same time, it will aslo extract bitter tasting chemicals in the coffee. Same result with letting coffee on the burner for more than 2-4 hours.

Those are things you can consider to make sure if Santos is the right coffee maker for you, but for me, all those things are worth it! This coffee maker is just the best!

2-0 out of 5 stars Great Coffee - Poor Quality (unfortunately)
Update #2:You can read the info below and see my concerns.You will also note that we replaced the smaller unit with the larger one, even with the quality concerns.So as a quick update on the larger one, the same seems to be the case - great coffee, but questionable build quality.We have used the unit now for about 5 months and we do use it daily.The tabs on the lid have broken as they did on the small one.So far, that is the only thing, but it is one of those frustrations that can result in coffee everywhere if someone does not know it and fails to keep a finger on the top when pouring!Perhaps the other issues will not surface, but a quick failure of a simple thing like the lid, twice in two units, does not inspire confidence.(I need another cup of coffee!)


I regret that my first online review must be negative, but . . .

Pros:
>Great cup of coffee.We found that changing the filter every month, even if not broken, keeps the flavor at its best.No matter how you clean the filter, a new one, for some reason, clearly improves the taste.
>Quick and relatively easy to use.Clean up is more work than a traditional machine, but the coffee flavor makes it worth it.

Cons:
>Unfortunately, the quality does not yield longevity.We bought ours in April 2004.Since then:
a) The lid tabs broke so if you forget and simply poor a cup, you have coffee everywhere as the lid pops off.
b) By January 05, there is coffee leaking around the bottom of the pot.Clearly the plastic body is failing and it looks like we will need to replace this unit soon.

For the record, we have used this almost daily as our primary coffee machine but everything has been cleaned by hand (no dishwasher cleaning which is not recommended).So we are sure that we have used it as intended, but the construction quality simply was not up to the daily usage in our experience.

Now for the hard part:Finding a replacement that brews as good a cup as this, but one that will last!

ADDENDUM:(Or Addendumb?)Okay, so it is roughly one week later and now the handle to the coffee pot has broken off entirely.A third problem in less than a year!I plan to contact Bocdum so we will see what they say, but it wouldn't seem too unreasonable to expect a coffee maker to work once daily for more than 9 months, right?And to make matters worse, not having found a suitible replacement based upon all my research, we are now awaiting delivery on our new 12 cup Bodum Santos!God help us!

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent product

I was looking for a smaller coffee maker since I need to brew a travel mug full for my wife and then another one of decaf for myself. With a normal auto drip coffee maker, brewing such small batches does not give enough extraction from the beans and you end up with rather poor quality coffee. So it's either that, or brew a full pot and throw it away. I was almost resigned to going with one of the el cheapo single serve brewers like the Black & Decker brew n go when I discovered the mini santos.

The coffee from this maker is fantastic and a 3 cup batch is the perfect amount to fill a travel mug with no waste. Of course it is also fun to watch. I don't find it difficult to assemble, the moisture on the top of the carafe from filling it with water is enough to allow the top to easily seat. I also really like the fact that it's simple, no filters needed and only one button to push. My only suggestion for an improvement would be to use a thermal carafe instead of the plastic carafe, but since we usually pour it right into a travel mug, that's not a big deal.

As for cleaning, I've read a lot of reviews that suggest it's a pain to clean. I haven't found this to be the case at all. Obviously cleaning the carafe is the same as any other coffee maker, just don't submerge the base with the power plug. For the top, all you have to do is turn it upside down and run the faucet through the tube. This rinses almost all the grounds out. Pop out the filter and rinse the rest of the top and you are done. I recommend this as opposed to the cleaning instructions because if you remove the filter without first trying to rinse out the grounds, you'll get coffee everywhere. The advantage to this is that unlike a drip coffee maker, you can easily rinse and clean the entire maker. Ever look in an auto drip coffee maker's water storage compartment after it's been used for a while? You're not going to have the dirty smelly building in the maker like you get with those.

5-0 out of 5 stars Even better than the real thing
I bought this after having owned (and broken entirely through my own clumsiness) two traditional glass stove-top Santoses (Santi? Santa? Santes?)I was very glad, for the sake of my nerves, that this machine is made from extremely durable polycarbonate. The water in Paris is very hard, so it remains to be seen how badly it scales up, and how effective descaling treatments will be.

It was a bit expensive, but the simple fact is that the vacuum method makes the best coffee you can realistically make at home.

The electric Santos is easy to use, fast and makes fabulous coffee. It's a little harder to clean than a regular drip machine would be, but then the coffee tastes so much better that it's worth it. ... Read more


4. Santos Electric 12-Cup Vacuum Coffeemaker

Asin: B00026IB30
Catlog: Kitchen
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Electric vacuum coffee maker
  • Good grip handle for easy one-hand pouring
  • Produces 6-12 cups of coffee
  • Comes in 3 vibrant colors
  • Hand wash

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars totally worth it
i am not really a daily coffee drinker, but my boyfriend had complained one too many times about having to leave the apartment for coffee on the weekends.his last coffee maker had not survived the last move and he just hadn't had the time to shop around for a new one.so, i bought him a coffee maker for his birthday.again, not being a heavy coffee drinker i had no idea where to start, but after a good bit of research i kept seeing the bodum name pop up - as well as the vacuum brewing concept.i watched the video, i read reviews from multiple sites and i decided that the santos (the clear version) would be the one i would get.(i got the bodum antigua grinder too - also great)

we opened it and used it immediately.it took a couple of tries to figure out how much coffee to use for our taste, but on the second pot he got it just right.again, i'm not really a coffee drinker, but i think that's because i had never had a good cup.this was great coffee. just the right temperature, not bitter, just right.

cleaning was just as easy.i didn't pull out the filter with the coffee grounds in it.just looking at the machine for a second will tell you that you're bound to flip something on you if you try it.just rinse the grounds out first - easy.rinse out the coffee grounds, pull out the filter, wash and dry.simple.

now we've only had this machine for a few weeks so i can't yet attest to its longevity, but so far it's just great.it's easy to start, fun to watch and simple to clean.very smart design, durable, looks great on the counter, and most important of all it makes the only cup of coffee that i've ever been able to really enjoy - without flavored syrups or sugar or milk.

this machine is definitely worth the money!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Only Electric Coffeemaker Worth Having
I've had several of these.They last about 18 months each.During that time, they make fantastic coffee.I've found them easy to use, and easy to keep clean.The plastic lid is a tad fragile and prone to crack.The crack has no effect on the operation of the machine, though.

4-0 out of 5 stars Happily enjoying the Java
Not only does this machine make a great cup of coffee, it also looks fantastic, takes less space than a 'traditional' coffee maker, and cleans easily (once you get the hang of it).
We bought one for our office, and I have been able to enjoy the 'weak' coffee that my office mates brew, and they have been able to stomach the higher octane versions that I prepare because the process really does take the bitter edge off.Following other comments, we use the spatula to clean (tip to one of the complainers, use the spatula to dump grounds before you pull out screen, and the mess factor disappears).
Two nits - cleaning the under side of the lip on the bottom container requires some agility and leads to inevitable splashing; and it would be nice if the warmer stayed on a little longer.Otherwise, I'm a huge fan, and I just bought a second for my home.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great concept, , costly to use
This make really great coffe and is amazingly entertaining to watch but it requires nearly twice the amount of coffee as a drip machine and plastic become brittle with use.I have used mine daily for 14 months, lid has broken twice but it still works and makes great coffee.

1-0 out of 5 stars Read the reviews of the clear version of this piece of junk
This machine makes decent coffee, but it is not worth the hassle or price. The first unit I purchased for $100 (I noticed Amazon had dropped the price since then) lasted only a month before the automatic shut-off stopped working and burned teh pot. I got a replacement from Bodum and after two months it no longer turns on (the lights, clocks and timer works, but no heat comes on to brew the coffee). Both times before breaking the machine started to act strangely, turning off and on during the keep-warm phase. Also the temperature of the coffee would vary from use to use, from being merely warm to scalding hot.

These problems must be due to faulty design. Perhaps this is over engineered? The electronics are in the pot, which makes it very difficult to wash. The instructions warn not to submerse it or put under running water. And you can't wash it with a hand sponge - you'll need a cleaning brush that fits into the narrow top. And due to the design of the opening it is very hard to dump out all of the rinse water.

Other problems include the top section which is also difficult to clean. Pulling out the tight filter never fails to get cold and damp coffee grounds all over your hands, on the floor, counter, etc. The bottom unit which holds the pot and plugs into the wall is very light and cheap, with an impossible to read display, and doesn't look like it will hold up for long. Also, the filter has to be changed every month and they cost $5.00 (plus shipping, since I haven't found a store locally that sells them).

I am giving up on the Bodum Santos. Hopefully I'll get my money back. Make sure you read all the reviews here if you are planning on buying this. Many others have complained of it malfunctioning or breaking (even those who gave it 3 or more stars). ... Read more


5. Santos Electric 12-Cup Coffeemaker

Asin: B00026IE0K
Catlog: Kitchen
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Unique vacuum brewing process
  • 24-hr. timer, auto shut-off, keep-warm feature
  • Built-in nylon filter and funnel holder
  • Durable polycarbonate construction
  • 1200 watts

Reviews (178)

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing!
I used the rest of some mexican coffee beans that I didn't like with my old drip maker to make the first pot of coffee with this Bodum.

I was blown away by the flavor.There are nuances of good flavor without the bitterness.I taste subtle notes of cinnamon, etc.

This is the best coffee I've ever made, and possibly ever had.Again, I ground the beans right before the brew and just used the scoop included with the Bodum per cup as recommended and brewed an 8 cup pot.

Delicious.If you're a coffee snob or just like an absolutely delicious cup of coffee, then you will be pleasantly surprised.I will never go back to drip.Can't make me.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great coffee but quality concerns to be aware of
The following begins with our review ofthe smaller Bodum but goes on with updates to the larger one we now own:


I regret that my first online review must be negative, but . . .

Pros:
> Great cup of coffee. We found that changing the filter every month, even if not broken, keeps the flavor at its best. No matter how you clean the filter, a new one, for some reason, clearly improves the taste.
> Quick and relatively easy to use. Clean up is more work than a traditional machine, but the coffee flavor makes it worth it.

Cons:
> Unfortunately, the quality does not yield longevity. We bought ours in April 2004. Since then:
a) The lid tabs broke so if you forget and simply poor a cup, you have coffee everywhere as the lid pops off.
b) By January 05, there is coffee leaking around the bottom of the pot. Clearly the plastic body is failing and it looks like we will need to replace this unit soon.

For the record, we have used this almost daily as our primary coffee machine but everything has been cleaned by hand (no dishwasher cleaning which is not recommended). So we are sure that we have used it as intended, but the construction quality simply was not up to the daily usage in our experience.

Now for the hard part: Finding a replacement that brews as good a cup as this, but one that will last!

ADDENDUM: (Or Addendumb?) Okay, so it is roughly one week later and now the handle to the coffee pot has broken off entirely. A third problem in less than a year! I plan to contact Bocdum so we will see what they say, but it wouldn't seem too unreasonable to expect a coffee maker to work once daily for more than 9 months, right? And to make matters worse, not having found a suitible replacement based upon all my research, we are now awaiting delivery on our new 12 cup Bodum Santos! God help us!

Update #2: You can read the info below and see my concerns. You will also note that we replaced the smaller unit with the larger one, even with the quality concerns. So as a quick update on the larger one, the same seems to be the case - great coffee, but questionable build quality. We have used the unit now for about 5 months and we do use it daily. The tabs on the lid have broken as they did on the small one. So far, that is the only thing, but it is one of those frustrations that can result in coffee everywhere if someone does not know it and fails to keep a finger on the top when pouring! Perhaps the other issues will not surface, but a quick failure of a simple thing like the lid, twice in two units, does not inspire confidence. (I need another cup of coffee!)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great coffee a small pain to clean
I have used this coffee maker for well over a year. I have two. One at the house(clear) and one for the employees at a store we own(orange). So, they get used everyday and one of them several times a day. Out of all the coffee makers I have owned in the last fifteen years this one makes the best coffee. Neither coffee maker has had one problem. I think most of the problems in the reviews are probably failure to follow directions. Two things to remember 1) do not make less than the recommended amount of coffee 2)Rinse the pot out after you finish using the coffee maker. The only draw back to this coffee maker is the potential mess you make cleaning the grounds out. This coffee maker gets a 5 for coffee, but I gave it a 4 because of the difficulty in cleaning the top. If you are in a rush, have a hard time operating simple devices, or like a burnt taste in your coffee do not get this coffee maker. If you are willing to follow simple directions and put in a small amount of effort to get great coffee this maker is the one.

1-0 out of 5 stars Great coffee, but not worth it
This coffee maker brews a mighty good cup of joe. I used the coffee scoop provided and it made a great cup the first try. It does use almost twice the amount of grinds as other pots, and I grind my beans until they look like dust. I could go to the coffee shop down the road and spend less for a good cup of coffee. It's very entertaining to watch the coffee brewing. But I don't need to be entertained by my coffee pot. I need it to make my coffee perfectly, consistantly. Sometimes it's scalding, sometimes it's barely warm. It's impossible to get this thing clean. I can't find replacement filters anywhere. It feels like it's going to break every time you touch it. I've had it for about 2 months and I only use it when I have company (which isn't often) because of the entertaining aspect of it, and I think it's already about to break completly. It's turning itself off and on during the keep warm phase, which other reviewers say happened before theirs died. So, the coffee is good, but for the cost and the hassle, not worth it at all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Need to Adjust - 2nd Review
Synopsis:Good, hot coffee; hard to clean; although plastic, treat it fragile like glass.

I've had is vacuum pot for over two years now (see my earlier review back in June 24, 2002) and it has become my office's coffee pot for our daily brew.I still say that this makes the best coffee of all coffee pots I've used - granted, the others I've had cost less.I don't think I can find another pot that can keep hotter coffee without burning it.People looking for convenient, easy cleaning pots, look elsewhere.People wanting good coffee should consider this pot.

Although the coffee brews well, I was doubting if I could make coffee like Starbucks.One day, I used the Starbucks recipe of 2T Starbucks House (with the store grinding the whole beans) per 6 oz water and then I bought a cup of Starbucks house blend coffee to make a taste test in my office.Nobody could tell the difference in flavor except for the temperature.However, I normally brew a 1T to 6 oz. and it is still plenty strong for me.

Here's a cleaning hint for people with the coffee maker:
Use baking soda, cloth (or paper towel) and a chopstick!Otherwise, go to a 99 cent store to find those sponge strips on a long plastic handle.Baking soda can make the heating element look good as new and will keep the carafe clear.

I had to take off a star because it does require care to use and clean (not durable).Yet, I can't understand why people's handles keep breaking off.Just because it's not glass doesn't mean it can take punishment!True, my lid sometimes comes off if I apply pressure to the lid when cleaning, but I haven't broken it yet.I had to replace my unit after a year because it was forever stuck in "warming" mode and could not go into the "brewing" mode.Luckily, the Bodum group just said to return the base and they quickly shipped me a whole new set.I don't even need floppy disks to tilt it anymore!

People who have problems usually buy store bought, pre-ground drip coffee.Too course.I say buy whole beans and grind them yourself to a fine french press grind. ... Read more


6. Bodum Columbia Thermal Stainless-Steel 3-Cup Coffee & Tea Press
list price: $53.50
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B0000A8VUS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 3315
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Patented safety lid secures carafe and prevents spills; dishwasher-safe
  • 12-ounce thermal press for brewing coffee or steeping tea
  • Double-walled stainless-steel construction keeps beverage hot
  • Elegant rounded design with polished chrome finish
  • Small convenient size; ideal for home or office

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful item but be informed of small size
Picked up this press recently and love it. As I am the only coffee drinker in the house (except when family or company arrives) this is perfect for me. Be aware that it only makes 1 large cup of coffee. If you want coffee for more get a larger size. So for one mug of coffee its great. I anticipate using it for travel and it should be perfect with no glass to break. Very pretty, very functional, compact and looks indestructable. Overall an excellent product for ONE coffee drinker.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this little press!
I recently decided to part with my aluminum stovetop "espresso" maker, as I'm trying to eliminate aluminum from my kitchen. I originally thought I'd get a stainless steel stovetop espresso maker, but then I started reading a lot of raves about french presses. I had seen that the Bodum presses were strongly recommended, so then my decision was to decide which of the Bodum presses was best for my needs. I finally decided on the 3 cup Columbia for the following reasons:

1. It is made of stainless steel, so I won't be breaking beakers. I will also be able to travel with it.

2. I prefer an insulated press to keep the coffee warm during brewing. I'm not interested in leaving my coffee sit, since that always results in bitter coffee anyway. I'm only concerned about the couple of minutes in which the coffee is actually being brewed. If I want another cup of coffee, I'll make another one.

3. I wanted a small pot, since I am the only coffee-drinker in my household, and as I mentioned earlier, I prefer to brew one cup at a time. I also like to keep kitchen clutter to a minimum. This little pot fits nicely on my corner shelf.

4. I wanted something that would look nice in my kitchen. This pot is very cute. It's much better-looking than a big machine.

I wasn't expecting my press to arrive until tomorrow at the earliest, but I was surprised to have it arrive today. I quickly grinded up some beans, boiled some water, then brewed my first cup of pressed coffee. I was amazed! There is absolutely no comparison! I don't think I'll ever be able to drink coffee brewed by any other method again. Now I don't understand why companies even bother to make other types of coffee makers. The coffee was perfect, with absolutely no bitterness (make sure you're also using fresh, whole beans from a good roaster.) The flavor of the coffee was all there. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. There was a tiny bit of sludge in the bottom, but personally, I don't mind it. If you don't like it, go a little coarser with your grind (you should use a coarse grind with french presses.)

Clean-up was a piece of cake. I simply dumped out the coffee grounds and then rinsed it out. It takes me longer than that to wash my coffee cup.

This pot feels very sturdy, and I believe it will be with me for a long time. I can't wait to recommend this pot to my friends! I'm sure all it will take is a cup of coffee in my kitchen to convince them. ... Read more


7. Bodum Columbia 8-Cup Stainless-Steel Thermal Press Pot
list price: $67.00
our price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005YY9X
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 166
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Ideal for home or office, this French press coffeemaker doublesas an insulated thermos so coffee stays hot and fresh for up to twohours. The pot holds 34 ounces (1 liter), nearly seven 5-ounce cups,and can be used for brewing tea as well as coffee. It's made ofstainless steel polished to a mirror-finish, has a large, comfortablehandle, and is dishwasher-safe. The lid seals in heat remarkably welland turns to prevent heat from escaping through the spout betweenpours. The pot stands 8-1/2 inches high, including the plunger top.--Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • French press makes coffee directly in thermos
  • Holds 34 ounces, nearly seven 5-ounce cups
  • Keeps coffee hot for two hours
  • Made of stainless-steel polished to mirror-finish

Reviews (25)

5-0 out of 5 stars Mmmm, fresh coffee....
I purchased this press as a Christmas present for a coffee lover. We are both very pleased with it! In just 4 minutes it made excellent coffee with no grinds whatsoever in the brew. We used filtered drinking water from our cooler and fresh ground coffee and it was some of the best coffee I've tasted. We got about 3 big cups out of it and it did stay hot for quite awhile, although we drank it up too quickly to find out just how long it would stay hot. It was also easy clean-up, very few parts to clean out thanks to it's simple design. This will be great to travel and camp with as well as make great coffee quickly in the morning. Highly recommended for coffee lovers!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding French Press
I have been searching for a thermal french press to replace my coffee maker and this is it! It makes a perfect cup of coffee, stays warm, and looks really really cool. For the folks that complain about keeping coffee warm--the only way to maintain 200+degrees is to add heat from an external source which tends to ruin the coffee. A thermal pot is a compromise but works well if you drink the coffee in a reasonable amount of time. The pot is small enough to make 3 or 4 cups at a time and so easy to rinse out. You can make more by simply putting the kettle back on to boil when you're ready. Freshly made coffee is better than anything that has sat in a pot for an hour or more--duh!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Camp Coffee
We have travel trailer but often camp where there is no electricity. Stove-top percolators just boiled the coffee. The 8-cup pot gives me two+ big mugs of great-tasting coffee and the second cup is hot without being 'scorched'. If you have more than one or two coffee drinkers, I'd consider the 12 cup pot.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the French Press that will convert the doubtful
This is by far the best coffee making device I have ever owned. It keeps coffee hot, the plunger seals tightly to reduce sludge, and it's more than easy to clean. Plus...no more broken carafes.

5-0 out of 5 stars My best coffee ever!
I got this press for Christmas two years ago and absolutely LOVE it! I've used french presses for almost 10 years and was only disappointed that the coffee didn't stay hot. Then this baby came along and solved that problem! The coffee stays fairly hot for a couple of hours if you make sure to turn the lid so it is shut (there is a little arrow that points to the spout when open and to the handle when closed). Also, because the plunger has a plastic seal around the rim, there is hardly any coffee "sludge" at the bottom of your cup. And because it is stainless steel it will not break, it is a cinch to clean, and it stays bright and shiny.

I highly recommend this pot to anyone who really loves coffee - it takes a tad more work, but what a difference! Plus, it is truly beautiful - how many coffee makers can say that? ... Read more


8. Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Press
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00005LM0S
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 566
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Bodum's French press makes it easy: coffee, water, wait, enjoy.Simply measure out one rounded tablespoon of coarsely ground coffee per4-ounce cup, pour in the hot water, wait a few minutes for it to brew,and slowly press down the plunger. Next comes the best part, as you getto enjoy a cup of rich and aromatic coffee. Because of its 8-cupcapacity and elegant design, this French press is great for dinnerparties, where you can now brew your guests' coffee right at the table.Bodum has been in the coffee business for decades, and the companycontinues to produce stylish, affordable, and reliable products.--Maile Rehbock ... Read more

Features

  • All parts are dishwasher safe
  • Brews 32 ounces of coffee; retains beans' oils for rich, complex flavor
  • Sturdy, chrome-plated brass frame; easy-to-clean glass carafe
  • Stainless-steel press mechanism; replacement parts available
  • Turn lid to close spout; not for stovetop use

Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best coffee I've ever had
I previously owned a (much) smaller version of this press, which made an excellent cup of coffee. But that was the problem. It only made a CUP of coffee. I usually have two, and what if others want coffee? It takes a while, going one cup at a time.

Needless to say, I upgraded to this larger press, which makes about 3 times more coffee. It makes the best coffee ever - I could never go back to a junky old drip coffee maker after this. Yeah, it's more work than a drip coffee maker, but really, would you rather have quick, easy coffee that tastes bad, or a delicious cup of coffee that takes 5 minutes more?

Using this is like steeping tea - you boil some water, grind some coffee beans (I hope you're grinding your own coffee beans!) and pour the water over the coffee grounds to let them steep for 4 minutes. Then you push the knob down, which filters delicious coffee into the water and leaves the grounds at the bottom of your pot. Then, voila! You've got about 3 cups of yummy coffee, depending on to what extent you water your cup down with cream and sugar.

If you're one of those people who just CAN'T WAIT for their coffee, you'd be better off getting a typical drip coffee maker. But if you love coffee, and want it to taste as good as it possibly can, you have to buy this press.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Full Experience
I just got this one (Bodum Chambord 8-cup) yesterday and am very happy with the results. My first cup was with four scoops (included with press) of coarsely ground Starbucks Yukon Blend and about 14 oz of water for a four-minute steep. The result was a hair on the strong side, but without a doubt the most robust, flavorful cup of coffee I have ever had, with no harshness at all. Some sediment in the bottom of the cup from a minimal amount of coffee bean dust that got through the mesh plunger, but nothing too bothersome. Cleanup is no more difficult than with a drip coffee maker, and no more fumbling with paper filters. Not sure about the other models, but the glass carafe on this one is large enough to accommodate a hand and sponge, which makes it easy to clean. For entertaining, I would get the 12-cup version. Product seems well made, and plunger action is smooth and easy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Consistently Excellent Coffee
Having just moved, my husband and I were recently deprived of our favorite coffee chain (which doesn't serve our area). All the local coffee houses have so far produced either inconsistent results, or their coffee was consistently of poor quality.

We purchased this unit as an experiment, because we heard good things about french presses. We have been extremely satisfied with the results. This little unit makes consistently excellent coffee, with an incredibly good flavor. We follow the same guidelines as those on the other reviews here: coarsely ground coffee, cooled-for-a-few-seconds-after-boiling water, and the coffee is served immediately after pressing it.

The only reason that I gave this product 4 stars is the usual: this does *not* make 8 cups of coffee by American standards. It makes enough for 1 large mug and 1 smaller mug of coffee. That is just barely enough for us, and it's excellent stuff, so I'm satisfied, but it's only 8 cups by European standards. We'll shortly be upgrading to the stainless steel larger version of this press.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's OK, but not as it's hyped
After seeing a french press on TV and reading the reviews I wanted one of these things to get the "greatest cup of coffee ever". After following the directions and recommendations on using it for about a month I can say that I have not noticed any big difference from the drip coffee I used to make. The press does take an insignificant amount more of effort than a drip maker but it's not hard to make or clean. I just haven't noticed any more flavor, richness, or aroma in the coffee to justify the cost of the press. I'm going to go back to the drip coffeemaker for everyday coffee making and use the press only when I want to "impress" somebody. LOL

5-0 out of 5 stars "Cowboy Coffee" for the 21st century
The Chambord brews your coffee right at your table. It's probably the richest cup of coffee you'll experience. It's made virtually the same way the cowboys made their coffee. The big exeception is that the grounds are pressed whereby all the coffee oils are present. It's as simple as making instant coffee, with 10X the flavor. ... Read more


9. Bodum Brazil Unbreakable 8-Cup Coffee Press, Black
list price: $16.00
our price: $11.99
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Asin: B0000U7ENG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 365
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Bodum’s Brazil press utilizes unbreakable polycarbonate for its carafe, which makes this model an excellent choice for campers, students, or travelers who like to make fine coffee on the road. The press method is considered by many aficionados to be the best way to make a perfect cup of coffee, since no paper filter absorbs and removes the essence of the flavor. To make coffee with the press, remove the plunger/top ensemble, add coarse ground coffee to the glass carafe, add hot (but not boiling) water, stir with a spoon, and position the top and plunger in place. Allow the coffee to brew for about four minutes before slowing pushing down on the plunger. Pushing too hard or too quickly may cause hot liquid to squirt out. The domed lid features a slotted spout cover for pouring. To clean, simply scoop out the used grounds and pop the entire unit into the dishwasher. This 32-ounce model makes eight four-ounce dessert cups of coffee. Made in Denmark, the press measures 8-3/4 by 5-1/4 inches and comes with a plastic coffee measuring spoon. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Unbreakable French press is great for travel
  • 32-ounce polycarbonate beaker
  • Heat-resistant top, handle, and base
  • Special filter reduces sediment

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars What's the big deal?
After reading elsewhere how wonderful these French Press coffeemakers are, I have yet to understand why. I bought one at Target like this one & made coffee, carefully following the enclosed directions. I didn't like having to wait for the boiled water to cool since you're not supposed to use boiling water. Then, once poured, waiting for the coffee grounds to steep. With an electric coffeemaker you just make the coffee, push a button and when it's done, it's done, no interim steps and waiting around. The coffee from these presses also isn't that great, kind of strong but watery mud, and not very hot, my main complaint. Then....cleanup time! Yuck! What do I do with all those sloshy grounds if my disposal isn't working?...which it isn't. The time it takes to make, the luke-warm quality of the coffee, and the messy cleanup, make this coffeemaker a bad idea.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great
Ok I used this thing for a year on and off and it works fine. I don't know what you people are talking about. Just be careful with the thing and don't break it. I never wash it in the dishwasher so maybe that's what cracks it? Take care of it and it will take care of you.

I live to serve my master and his name is Coffee.

--Certified Coffee Addict

1-0 out of 5 stars You Get What You Pay For
I don't know where they get that this product is "unbreakable" because ours developed a crack in the bottom even though it was never dropped or banged around. It was really convenient while it lasted, but think of it as more of a temporary item than something that will last.

1-0 out of 5 stars Useless
I have had great luck with other Bodun french press coffee makers, but this press lasted less than a month. Very poorly made!

1-0 out of 5 stars Invest in a better model
My husband and I purchased this press at Target for $10. We didn't want to spend a lot on our first press because we weren't sure how often we would use it or if we would use it at all. We did end up loving having our coffee made this way, but the press broke after only 1 week. We followed the directions very carefully and made sure not to use fine ground coffee. The plastic screw cap for the press pieces wasn't well made and the threads stripped. Now the press pieces (the filters) come apart and it's useless. ... Read more


10. Bodum 5410-01USA Mini Ibis 27-Ounce Electric Water Kettle
list price: $27.00
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Asin: B00012D0RC
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 17016
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Features

  • Measures 8 by 3-3/4 by 7-3/4 inches
  • Oval-shaped electric kettle boils water for coffee, tea, instant soups, and more
  • Made of heat-reinforced polypropylene plastic with stainless-steel heating element
  • Boils up to 27 fluid ounces (about 5 cups) of water in approximately 4 minutes
  • On switch; auto shut-off; easy-open lid with security lock; stay-cool frosted handle

11. Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Coffee Press
list price: $33.50
our price: $24.99
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Asin: B00012D0R2
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 2380
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Features

  • Accepted as one of the best ways to brew coffee.
  • 24-ounce capacity
  • Durable stainless steel frame
  • Heat resistant borosilicate glass beaker
  • Dishwasher safe

12. Bodum Kenya 8-Cup Coffee Press, Black
list price: $27.00
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B0000U6PWM
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 15267
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Amazon.com Review

The French press is considered by many coffee aficionados to be the best way to make a perfect cup of coffee because no paper filter absorbs and removes the essence of the flavor. Bodum’s Kenya line features the same elegant glass carafe as its original Chambord press, but handsomely employs heat-resistant, lighweight polypropylene for the lid and one-piece handle and cradle. To make coffee with a French press, remove the plunger/top ensemble, add coarse ground coffee to the glass carafe, add hot (but not boiling) water, stir with a non-metal spoon, and position the top and plunger in place. Allow the coffee to brew for about four minutes before slowing pushing down on the plunger. Pushing too hard or too quickly may cause hot liquid to squirt out. The flat lid features two spout covers: one slotted for pouring, and one solid for heat and aroma retention. When holding the handle, hands are thoughtfully protected from the hot glass by a vertical bar of the heat-resistant cradle. To clean, simply scoop out the used grounds and pop the entire unit into the dishwasher. A plastic coffee measuring spoon is included. This 32-ounce model makes eight four-ounce dessert cups of coffee or fills two generous mugs. Made in Denmark, the press measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches and is also available in other sizes. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • 32-ounce French press coffeemaker
  • Safety-sealed lid keeps coffee warm and seals in aroma
  • Heat-resistant glass, stainless-steel filter
  • Polypropylene stay-cool lid, handle, and cradle

13. Bodum Replacement 12 Cup Glass Coffee Press Beaker
list price: $16.00
our price: $11.99
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Asin: B0000U6PVI
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 3291
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Features

  • 48-ounce replacement beaker for Bodum 6-cup coffee press
  • Made of transparent, heat-resistant, Borosilicate glass
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
  • Measures 7-1/4 by 4-1/3 inches

14. Bodum Chambord Coffee Glasses, Set of Two
list price: $33.50
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Asin: B0000U7EO0
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 33819
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Purists who are fanatic about their Chambord coffee or tea presses will delight in these delicate glasses of a matching design. Each of the heat-resistant coffee/tea glasses holds 10 ounces and is transparent so you can see the rich color of your coffee. The frames supporting each glass are made of high-quality chrome-plated steel for excellent support and a black matte plastic handle keeps hands from the heat. Glasses are dishwasher-safe and won’t show any wear even after years of washing. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Matches Chambord coffee and tea press line
  • Set of two glasses; 10-ounce capacity each
  • High-quality chrome-plated steel frames
  • Black matte plastic handles

15. Bodum Chambord Tea Cup, Set of 2
list price: $27.00
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B00008WUA1
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 7860
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This set of two tea cups in the classic modern beaker style matches Bodum’s Chambord line of coffee and tea presses. Each cup is made of durable, borosilicate glass cradled in a highly-polished stainless-steel frame. A curved black Bakelite handle nicely fits one finger. Though called tea cups, the glasses can just as easily be used to drink the excellent coffee produced by the Chambord press method. Made in Portugal, the cups measure 3-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches and are dishwasher-safe. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 3-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches; made in Portugal
  • 2 7-ounce glass tea cups match Bodum¿s Chambord coffee and tea press line
  • Borosilicate glass, stainless-steel frame, Bakelite handle
  • Replacement parts available
  • Dishwasher-safe

16. Bodum Logo Travel Press
list price: $9.99
our price: $9.99
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Asin: B00005LM15
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 1151
Average Customer Review: 3.46 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Printed on the insulated, virtually unbreakable, plastic carafe of this Frenchpress coffeemaker is the slogan "Give up bad coffee for good!" It's possible, thanks to thecoffeemaker's compact size and portability. It can be stored in a drawer at the office,packed into a suitcase, or taken along for the morning commute. Just 7-1/4 inches highand 2-3/4 inches in diameter, it fits most vehicle cup holders, briefcases, and purses. Itbrews up to 14 ounces of coffee and then keeps it hot for a considerable time. Freshlybrewed coffee can be drunk directly from the coffeemakeror poured into a cup. Toprotect against drips, the screw-on lid is recessed to contain spills. All parts aredishwasher-safe. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • All parts dishwasher-safe
  • Makes up to 14 ounces of French press coffee
  • Flip-open spout for drinking directly from the press carafe
  • Ideal for travel or for commuting; fits most vehicle cup holders
  • Insulated, virtually unbreakable, plastic carafe keeps coffee hot

Reviews (28)

5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensible
I bought this to use in the car if I'm running late and don't have time for coffee at home, but I love it so much I use it all the time. The coffee is great, and I haven't had any of the problems some other people have had - the coffee keeps very hot, there are no leaks, etc. If you just need a single cup of coffee and don't want to be bothered putting on a pot, this is perfect. It's great for traveling, too - I throw it in my bag with enough coffee for the trip and no longer have to worry about insipid hotel coffee. I'll be buying another one as my husband has started using it for tea, so it's useful for that, too. All in all, one of the best impulse buys I ever made.

I'm editing my review several months later to add some tips for those having problems. You don't need to screw the top on tightly, in fact if you do it will leak. Just turn until it stops. Also, I would suggest not cleaning the plastic container in the dishwasher as the very hot water can make it crack, even on the top shelf. The press itself is dishwasher safe. Last, make sure to use a coarse enough grind of coffee, otherwise it is difficult to press.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed
I was looking for a small french press and a travel mug so I wouldn't have to deal with a coffee maker, filters etc. in the morning and saw this. Perfect. Even less steps and clean up. I had no problem with the lid leaking and it kept the coffee nice and hot. Once the press was down there was no leakage back into the main cup, my main concern. I even turned it over once I finished my coffee to test the seal and the press kept all the grinds and liquid in place. No problems using this as a true travel mug.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sucks
Used this for about a week. There is a big design flaw in this product. When you add hot water, it tends to crack. The coffee gets between the layers. I mean a lot of coffee gets through the smallest crack. Couldn't even brew half a cup. Also don't try adding milk or sugar to the coffee in the tumbler. Sugar falls right to the bottom and you can't stir it, because the plunger bar is in the middle. Since I bought mine at a small store, I had to send multiple e-mails to Denmark or Sweden, wherever the hell their located. I brought the e-mail to the Bodum store that clearly said "Bring this to the store and we will refund your money. The moron at the store was like "well I can't refund it", I had to fight with the guy for 15 minutes pointing and pointing to the e-mail that says "refund the money" of course I can understand as this was just another person working retail until he got his big acting break. Love/Hate relationship with NYC. Nobody is who they think their not. Bottom line, Travel Mug is S%*t

4-0 out of 5 stars Just the ticket for a single serving of coffee on the go
I used to use a single serving glass coffee press but got tired of washing it everyday. I now own five of these, one for every work day. It's perfect for a single serving of good coffee on the go. And, owning five of them means I can rinse it out and wash them all in a full dishwasher at the end of the week.

I have used these presses for a couple of years now and have gone through a number of sets of them. They've lasted roughly a year or, sometimes, longer for me before finally cracking. The chance of cracking from adding boiling water can be greatly diminished by (as the directions say) adding a small amount of the boiling water and waiting a bit before continuing to fill the cup. Using course ground coffee minimizes chances of getting loose gounds floating in the coffee but it can also sometimes happen if you insert the plunger at an angle. I've never had any of the lids leak except when, on ocassion, I found I hadn't screwed on the lid completely. Finally, cleaning them in the dishwasher sometimes allows moisture to enter between the walls of the cup through the lip but this doesn't seem to cause any problems.

I would recommend the Bodum Travel Press, though if you plan on only using one of them on a daily basis, you may be better off with a more durable glass press and a regular go-cup.

2-0 out of 5 stars Grounds in my coffee..
I found this item be of lesser quality than I expected. I do not recommend drinking directly from the press becasue it leaves grounds in the coffee. In order to avoid drinking coffee grounds, pour the coffee through a strainer and drink it out of a separate cup. ... Read more


17. Bodum Santos Stovetop Vacuum Coffeemaker Kit
list price: $107.00
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0000U7EN6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 13175
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Bodum’s Santos coffeemaker evolved from founder Peter Bodum’s relentless attempts to replicate and improve upon a French vacuum coffeemaker he had acquired in the 1950s. The resulting Santos converted many followers to the vacuum brewing method and this coffeemaker became highly popular in most Scandinavian households through the ‘70s. This kit looks like a chemistry set when first unpacked and is just as fascinating to watch as an experiment on the Bunsen burner. To start brewing coffee, fill the Santos’s bottom heat-resistant glass jug with up to 8 cups of water and set it on either a gas, electric, or methylated spirits stove. While the water heats, secure the filter within the glass funnel, fill the funnel with coffee grounds, and set the funnel over the jug. When the water boils, the excitement really starts. The water rises from the jug up through the funnel and mixes with the ground coffee. Once you remove the jug from the stove, the brewed coffee drains back down into the lower jug for serving, leaving all grounds and sediment behind. This coffeemaker is rated one of the best by PBS’s America’s Test Kitchen in terms of its ability to brew for exactly long enough to extract excellent taste and aroma from grounds. The only caveat is that this coffeemaker is quite delicate and may not survive in a house with rambunctious children or pets who roam or surf the countertops. This coffeemaker brews up to 32 ounces or 8 cups of coffee and comes with the following components: a lower glass jug, a glass funnel with cover, a funnel stand, a burner with a holder for a heat source, a cleaning brush, a stirrer, and a 1 tablespoon coffee scoop.--Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Includes cleaning brush, stirrer, coffee scoop
  • Vacuum-brewing coffee produces excellent taste and aroma
  • Brews 32 ounces or 8 cups
  • Comes with jug, funnel, and burner
  • Heat-resistant glass with nylon accessories

18. Bodum 6-Piece Kenya Coffee Press Gift Set, Black
list price: $41.50
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Asin: B0000D9NF7
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 12307
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Amazon.com Review

For the coffee aficionado in your life, give this elegant French press gift set. The press method is considered by many to be the best way to make a perfect cup of coffee, since no paper filter absorbs and removes the essence of the flavor. Bodum’s 32-ounce Kenya press features a borosilicate glass carafe, heat-resistant polypropylene cradle and lid, and a stainless-steel filter. A battery-powered turbo frother is included to whip milk for cappuccinos and lattes. Two graceful glass cups with curved polypropylene handles, two 8-3/4-inch-long stirring spoons, and a plastic coffee measuring spoon complete the set.

To make coffee with a French press, remove the plunger/top ensemble, add coarse ground coffee to the glass carafe, add hot (but not boiling) water, stir with a non-metal spoon, and position the top and plunger in place. Allow the coffee to brew for about four minutes before slowing pushing down on the plunger. Pushing too hard or too quickly may cause hot liquid to squirt out. The flat lid features two spout covers: one slotted for pouring, and one solid for heat and aroma retention. When holding the handle, hands are thoughtfully protected from the hot glass by a vertical bar of the heat-resistant cradle. To clean, simply scoop out the used grounds and pop the entire unit into the dishwasher. Made in Denmark, the press measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches and the cups measure 4-3/4 by 3 inches. --Ann Bieri

What's in the Box
32-ounce Kenya press, battery-powered turbo frother, two glass cups, two 8-3/4-inch-long stirring spoons, plastic coffee measuring spoon. ... Read more

Features

  • Replacement parts available
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • 6-piece French press gift set for the coffee lover
  • 8-cup coffee press, 2 glass cups, 2 spoons
  • 1 turbo milk whip for making cappuccinos and lattes

19. Bodum Chambord 7piece Gift Set
list price: $60.00
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B0002XGWN4
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 11035
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Features

  • 32oz press
  • 13oz mugs
  • Dishwasher safe

20. Bodum Kenya 4-Cup Coffee Press, Black
list price: $23.50
our price: $17.49
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Asin: B0000U6PWC
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bodum
Sales Rank: 3285
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Features

  • 16-ounce capacity makes four 4-ounce cups
  • 4-cup coffee press named after classic Kenya coffees
  • Heat-resistant borosilicate glass ensures safety while brewing
  • Stainless-steel clip and filter parts clean easily
  • Safety-sealed lid keeps coffee warm; dishwasher-safe

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