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Coffee The Way It Was Meant To Be

Bodum Double-Walled French Press

Ground coffee in hot water. It’s a simple concept, but the world wouldn’t be the same without it. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, it’s hard to underestimate the impact of the little caffeinated bean that could. While many different brewing methods have evolved, perhaps there is none better than the simplest one: ground coffee in hot water.

Yes, it’s worth repeating: ground coffee in hot water. Using a press pot brings this method to the table. Literally. Just add grounds and hot water and let it steep. How long is entirely up to the coffee drinker and makes for unparalleled control over the resulting brew. For less than $50, the Bodum Double-Walled French Press offers an excellent option for home brewing. Featuring double-walled construction, the tempered glass offers not only a time-tested way to brew your brew, but also a way to keep it warm at the table.

February 20, 2010   No Comments

One cup of coffee at a time

Bodum Bistro Mug Press

For those that absolutely must have freshly-made hot coffee, here is the Bodum Bistro Mug Press. With the inclusion of a grooved lip, it is designed to rest directly on the rim of your personal coffee mug. Fill with your favorite ground coffee, let it steep and press down when ready. The result is a cup of piping hot coffee, (almost) ready to drink.

Like a French press, except on a small scale, the Mug Press is sure to create a delicious cup of coffee precisely to your liking. However, the lack of a carafe strikes me as unsettling. I don’t like running out of coffee, and I don’t know many coffee drinkers who do. I’ll stick to the French Press and the comforting thought of a refill just being a pour away.

March 3, 2009   1 Comment