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Bodum Chambord - Nathan W's Review
Posted: April 17, 2012, 2:52pm
review rating: 7.5
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Bodum Chambord Press Pots
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Donald Blum 8.44
Matt Flickinger 8.25
Mia Barista 8.00
Nathan W 7.50
Chris Chartier 7.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.8
Product Reviewed: Chambord (8 cup)
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $35.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Wasserstorm Restaurant Supply Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 3 years Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: You cannot go wrong with this classic press pot.
Positive Product Points

I have found this to be a fail-safe way to make coffee -- it doesn't punish some sloppiness with the water/coffee ground ratio, and can be used with a wide variety of grinds.

Negative Product Points

The screen filter started coming apart slightly after about a year of use, making it somewhat difficult to easily clean it with a sponge.

Detailed Commentary

This press pot has been my introduction to coffee-making (I was never one for automatic drip machines), and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an easy way to make small amounts of coffee.  

It's incredibly easy to use on several levels:
- you can use all sorts of grinds with it -- I typically use a Braun grinder to coarsely chop up the beans, but I've also successfully used pre-ground beans that were intended for a drip machine.
- it will not punish you too much for using too much or too little coffee; you'll just got a somewhat weaker or stronger brew depending on your ratio.
- you don't have to be perfect with the brewing time.

The main drawbacks are endemic to press brewing and not to this pot in particular.  It's difficult to make large quantities of coffee; this pot is ideal for two people with moderate coffee appetites.  The brew will be thick and will have some sediment, which some people do not prefer.  

I do think the screen filter could have a bit better design.  As mentioned above, the edges started to fray after about a year, making it difficult to clean.

Buying Experience

Wasserstorm is a perfectly competent vendor.

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