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Bodum Santos Electronic - Kayakman Hungary's Review
Posted: October 5, 2008, 1:24am
review rating: 5.7
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Arrow The Bodum Santos Electronic has 61 Reviews
Arrow The Bodum Santos Electronic has been rated 6.97 overall by our member reviewers
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Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Don Paquette 9.25
George Swanson 9.00
Jim Pellegrini 9.00
Tarik Ghbeish 8.90
Scott Boje 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 9
Average Price: $100.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $100.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: hasbean.co.uk Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: French Press
Bottom Line: This machine produces some of the best tasting coffee I have ever had.
Positive Product Points
  1. Great looking
  2. Easy to use
  3. Great tasting coffee
Negative Product Points

can't think of any

Detailed Commentary

So many of the reviews I read about this product mentioned that this machine was hard to clean.  In the end, its not any more difficult to clean than a French Press.  I would recommend cleaning just after use.

For better quality flavor and strength I would recommend the following:

  1. Use about 15% more coffee grounds than instructed by Bodum.

  2. Grind closer to espresso fineness. With my Rancilio Rocky I set it at 27.  

  3. When the water start to fill the upper part and exit the upper part, be sure to stir the mixer.  

  4. Only use high quality freshly roasted beans.

When brewing using the above advise, this machine produces the best totally infused cup of coffee that is dark black in color, strong, smooth and has a full-body flavor that exceeds the French Press in terms of flavor extraction.  Best of all its free of cloudy murk of other brewing methods.

Here is a video clip of the Bodum Electric Santos in action.

Buying Experience

Hasbean is really great to work with.  Quick delivery and good customer service.  


Three Month Followup

Have used the machine at lease 3 a week since buying it and it is still working great.  In between uses im brewing French press and Turkish each of wish is producing different flavor results from the same bean.  Of the three brewing methods the vac pot produces the strongest yet cleanest cup of coffee with the least amount of grounds.  Some people love this, others miss the thickness.  

Because the vac pot uses infusion method of brewing, it is also possible to blend in things like homey, coco powder, Carmel, or vanilla to sweeten and flavor.  This produces better flavor results than adding such ingredient in after the fact.

in any case, the Bodum has given me not problems and produces the best flavor extraction with the least amount of ground.

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