Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bodum Coffee Press

A while ago, I received some organic coffee from Bob & June's. At that time it was suggested that it was best in a coffee press, which I did not own.
Recently I was given a Bodum Coffee Press for review. It was a totally different experience for me and so I thought I would share it with you.
First let me say, that I am not a big coffee drinker, but I do like a cup now and then. My friend, Lamb, is a coffee aficionado, so I invited her to share in this coffee making test with me.
There are many things different than using a regular electric coffee pot.
First, you must use coarse grounds. We did our own grinding in a coffee grinder.
Second, you don't start with boiling water, only hot.
Then, after submerging the plunger, you let the grounds steep for 4 minutes in the water. We felt this was one of the major downfalls of the coffee press. After the 4 minute wait , the coffee was just warm, not hot, like we are used to drinking it. (Of course, mine is always too hot anyway, and I have to wait for it to cool down before drinking.) If you like hot coffee, this might not work for you.

I must say that the Bodum pot is very well made. It's beautiful also, and looks very pretty on the table, all shiny glass and chrome. I also like the size and shape, but for a large party, this particular pot wouldn't work. I think it's well suited to having a friend over for coffee and a muffin with real cloth napkins. It would also do nicely for making a cup or two of tea with loose leaves, and since the plunger would hold the leaves down, there would be no chance of the leaves floating to the top. That's a plus!
So there you have it, the good and the not so good. Now you can make your own decision.

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1 comment:

Angie said...

Very cool coffee pot. Thanks for sharing.