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Bodum Press Pots - Other - Nigel Robinson's Review
Posted: July 4, 2002, 11:53am
review rating: 7.7
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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: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Bistro
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $15.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ? Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: "3" cup press
Bottom Line: A good method for cheap tasty coffee.
Positive Product Points

Makes great coffee whether you're travelling or at home. (I have to warn that your buddies will laugh at you when you pull this out on a camping trip, but they'll start begging once they smell the proverbial coffee.)

Negative Product Points

Nothing wrong, save that perhaps the manufacturer is delusional about what constitutes 8 cups.

Detailed Commentary

I wouldn't have imagined there was much to say about a french press until I started thinking about it... I'm sure you know already that this is one of the cheaper ways of turning out excellent coffee.

Just to attempt to add some value, here's a few ideas.

Get (or better yet, ask yer Mum to make) a Bodum cozy that either wraps or completely covers and insulates the vessel. Mine completely encloses the top, which keeps things warmer, but I have to put some heavy-duty tinfoil over the top of the glass while the coffee is steeping, as the cozy and the plunger don't play well together before you've actually plunged.

I used to use a blade grinder and mash the beans to fine dust... this works, but produces a ton of sludge at the bottom of the cup that some would find pretty yucky. Now that I've got a burr grinder, there's essentially no more sludge and the coffee seems to taste better than it did. (I ought to do a real head-to-head comparison to prove/disprove this notion.)

After steeping the grounds and before plunging, give the whole thing a shake to give the grounds a chance to settle a little. Plunging will be a whole lot easier.

I do have to laugh that the manufacturer labels the 32 oz model the "8 cup" size. Perhaps mine was somehow defective, but I get two mugs out of it...

Buying Experience

I can't even remember where I bought this, it was so long ago.

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