Bodum Chambord French Press Review
The reason the French press coffee maker has become one of the most popular coffee makers in the world is pure and simple.....taste. The materials are completely taste-free so nothing comes between your ground coffee beans. This is exactly the reason why coffee tasters use this method to determine the quality of coffee beans. The 3-part stainless steel plunger has a fine mesh filter, which allows for a premium extraction of your coffee’s aromatic oils and subtle flavors. A mesh filter allows this flavor to be delivered direct to your cup and not absorbed by a paper filter. Plus, no paper filter means no excess paper waste.
My Impression: I received this beautiful bodum chambord french press coffee maker and I have to tell you I had to read the instructions quite a few times to understand it, but once I studied the french press - I understood and then it was off to making my first batch of FRESH coffee! Now, I'm not a regular coffee drinker, but my Mom is so I did this whilst I was with her. She was amazed by this coffee maker because she had seen them before, but never up close to marvel at how they actually work and how beautiful the design is of the device. We then put in our Folders coffee you know because the best part of waking up is Folders in your cup and of course a bodum coffee maker! We used two scoops.. Now I know that Folders isn't probably the best to use because it's a more finely milled coffee and a french press calls for a more coarse coffee, but that's all we had at the moment so we went with it. So, we then boiled our water and poured it on top of the coffee - mind you: Do all of this with the pieces out of the jar to where it's just the jar you are putting your ingredients in. You don't want to put the pressing tool in yet. Once the water was poured in you then want to stir the coffee a bit.It's important that the filter doesn't touch any of the coffee if possible. Let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes. After about 4 minutes I began to press holding on to the lid and pushing down on the nozzle to start the process of getting excellent coffee. Now you can also froth your milk for your coffee by doing the same process by pouring warm milk into the jar - placing the lid with press on top of the jar let sit for a bit and then press for some frothy goodness. The picture below is of our resulted coffee. I have to say not being a coffee drinker I could distinguish the taste between using this different method. The coffee is more rich and flavorful. It feels as though it is thicker in taste because of the pressing motion as though it's frothy as well. I'm really impressed with this coffee maker and plan to make some more decaf lattes soon.
Bodum was nice enough to let me do a giveaway for you all so one winner will win a Bodum French Press of their own! Yay!
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FTC: This product was sent to me for my honest opinion and review.