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Bodum Press Pots - Other - S R's Review
Posted: September 24, 2008, 6:00am
review rating: 7.0
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Bodum Press Pots - Other Models
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Carl S Lau 8.80
Jason West 8.00
Nigel Robinson 7.66
Richard Griffing 7.50
Steven Tock 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Product Reviewed: Starbucks-Bodum (32oz.)
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $39.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 week Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: AeroPress
Bottom Line: Well made using Bodum innards, great for multi-cup brewing
Positive Product Points

- easy to use
- relatively inexpensive
- well-built
- has a spout protector to prevent steam from escaping (and potentially scalding the user) during the plunging stage

Negative Product Points

- not very convenient to clean (as compared to something like the AeroPress)
- requires a more careful grind
- would be better if it had liquid measurements written right on the beaker
- the universal press pot warning: DON'T DRINK THE LAST SIP!

Detailed Commentary

I've been looking for a press pot for a while.  The prices for Bodum pots are almost double here in Taiwan than what they are as advertised on Amazon.com or Bodum's own website.  So, I was quite happy when I found a "reasonably" priced one at Starbucks.  

The press pot is quite sturdy and well designed.  The rotating spout protector is a nice touch that I haven't seen on other local brands.

All in all, it's great for larger groups, but a bit of hassle for just a single person (but less so if you have a dishwasher).

Buying Experience

I bought it from a Starbucks in Taichung City, Taiwan.  They let me pay for it on my Starbucks card, gave me one reward point (because I charged up the card right there and then), and a free cup of coffee (coffee of the day).  When I told them it was too late in the day for me to drink anything with caffeine in it, they took pity on me and made me a decaf Americano.

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