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Bodum Columbia - George Servian's Review
Posted: August 9, 2005, 6:55pm
review rating: 5.0
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Bodum Columbia Press Pot
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Arrow The Bodum Columbia has 7 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Columbia has been rated 9.43 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since August 1, 2005.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Tim Eggers 10.00
Sam Decock 10.00
Fred Falgiano 9.33
John Vande Hei 9.00
Bryan Wray 9.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.8
Product Reviewed: columbia
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $45.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great way to make a great cup of coffee.
Positive Product Points

Solid, good looking, makes great coffee!

Negative Product Points

Takes longer to brew than my drip machine
Larger pot doesn't keep one cup as hot as a smaller one would

Detailed Commentary

I had heard a lot about French Press coffee makers, and decided to give one a try.  After reading horror stories about glass units exploding (urban myth?), I decided to go with a stainless steel model.  Having read good reviews on the Bodum, it was a natural choice.  My only dilema was to go with the 8oz or 24oz version.  I only make one cup at a time, but went with the larger model just to cover all my options.  Still, I think the smaller model would keep the coffee a little hotter.  Oh well, I'll just save up and get another!

I can honestly say that it makes the best coffee I've ever made, and as good as I can find from good coffee shops.  Be sure to follow the obvious rules:

Grind your own fresh beans
Use filtered water
Pre-heat the pot
Use enough coffee (I grind 3 tablespoons of whole beans)
Add a little extra water (keeps the loose grinds to a minimum)

Well worth the investment.  Go get one!!!

Buying Experience

Amazon has a great selection to choose from, with user's reviews too.  Item arrived on time and in good condition.

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