A great idea that I kinda wished Bodum would have done years ago. Borrowing from the Eva Solo Cafe concept of a neoprene jacket around glass to help retain heat, Bodum has designed a variety of wrappable neoprene jackets for their range of press pots.
This particular model fits most of Bodum's 8 cup presses, and works particularly well with the Chambord line of press pots, including our Lab models. Heat retention is quite good and well suited to press pot coffee - it will keep the brew warmer, but not sizzling hot for hours; instead, it just draws out the cool down by about 50% more time. You should never leave a press pot steeping on its spent grinds for too long; that said, sometimes presses just cool down too quickly. This one strikes a nice balance.
We like the gray one the most, though there's a colour to suit almost anyone.
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