Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bodum Chambord Coffee Press Review

French Press Coffee Makers Make the Best Coffee!
Reviewing the Bodum Chambord Coffee Press

French Coffee Press Review

Coffee is one of life's greatest pleasures for me. I can't wait for that first cup in the morning so I will wake up and see the world through fresh eyes again. I drink a fair amount of it too, so it's very important to me how it tastes. 

I love the whole experience of making it too, and don't opt for the K cups or automatic coffee makers unless I'm having company and need a lot of it, or many flavors. No, I like to savor the experience and the flavors wafting through the house. 

In my travels I had seen coffee presses being used in fancy restaurants so I went on a hunt for one. In 1984 I found a Bodum Chambord coffee press in a little gourmet coffee shop in San Diego, California and have been using it ever since. One time in the 1990's the glass carafe broke and I was able to get a new one in another coffee shop for less than $20, so it definitely was a bargain for a real gourmet coffee maker. 

All stainless steel parts so it's easy to clean too. No more filters to buy either, just a one time investment so it's much less expensive in the long run than any other coffee maker.

And it's not that hard to use either. You just boil up some water, grind your coffee beans, (or use ground coffee) put them in the carafe, add the water, let it set a few minutes and press. Voila the freshest best tasting coffee ever!!

Click here to check it out and/or purchase it right now, or read on for more information. 

Best French Press Coffee Maker

Of all the French press coffee makers on the market, the Bodum coffee press is the one most often mentioned in recipes and videos about making coffee using the French press method. Mine is still going strong so if longevity were the only criteria for a coffee maker then this one would definitely qualify as one of the best ones ever. 

But I want way more than that from my coffee maker. I want it to make the best tasting coffee! And years later, after trying coffee from many coffee makers, I still prefer the coffee from my little Bodum Chambord coffee press to any other coffee I've ever tried, including the fancy coffee houses.

So if you like to make your own coffee, and want the freshest beans and taste, you cannot go wrong with a coffee press. This one is very well made and as you can tell from my experience, it will last you forever. Thumbs up for the Bodum Chambord Coffee Press!

The following are my favorite coffee grinder and 2 of my favorite coffees from my favorite coffee company. Well, one flavor, two types of it. I buy all whole beans and grind them right before I make my coffee for the freshest flavor.

But if you don't want to do that, the already ground ones from Don Francisco are the best I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot of coffee! To read more about Don Francisco coffee, read my Don Francisco Coffee review. Or check out my summaries below.

The Coffee Grinder I Use
Braun KSM2-WH Aromatic Coffee Grinder, White

I've had my Braun Coffee Grinder for at least 20 years and it still seems new. I love how fast it grinds! And with a clear top you can see how fine you are grinding so if you don't want it fine, check every few seconds. It's fast! I see that parts are still available for very old ones too; Braun has always been a quality company who stands behind their products.

Don Francisco Coffee
My Favorite Coffee of All Time

Don Francisco coffee is my favorite and it usually only goes on sale once a year where I live so I used to stock up and put the bags in the freezer to keep them fresh. But Amazon sells it at a discount year round.

I have Amazon Prime so it's free shipping too. How cool is that? Now I can get it at the low price all year round and save freezer space. Meanwhile, it's way cheaper than the trendy brands which shall remain unnamed and it tastes wonderful. 

Don Francisco Family Reserve
Vanilla Nut Whole Bean Coffee, 32-Ounce

The Vanilla Nut coffee pictured here is my favorite flavor. It's really strong vanilla flavored too, no wimpy wisp of a flavor, this is serious vanilla! I like it as is for desserts, but for everyday, I actually mix it with Colombian coffee. A little vanilla goes a long way. 

Ground Don Francisco Vanilla Nut Coffee  

If you don't have a coffee grinder, this Vanilla Nut coffee is the best you can get. Very strong vanilla flavor!

Make French Press Coffee

Learn how to make French Press coffee. It's really easy once you get the hang of it. And once you taste the flavor you will probably never want your coffee any other way!

Enjoy your coffee! And for some sweet treats to go with it, visit Food, Decor, Kids Blog

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  1. My son uses a French Press for his coffee, Heather, and loves it. Thanks for reviewing all the features of your French Press coffee maker and favorite coffee. I agree, fresh-ground coffee beans are the best and most flavorable way to enjoy your coffee.

    1. It seems so old fashioned and classic to make coffee with a French press too, it just does!

  2. I don't drink coffee, but my husband does. He has bounced around the idea of French press a few times but always comes back to his el-cheapo single-cup coffee maker. After reading your review, Heather, I am sorely tempted to treat him with a Bodum Chambord coffee press. I'm amazed at the price - very affordable. And it's beautiful, too! Thanks so much for your tried-and-true personal review!

    1. Thanks Susan! I agree French coffee presses are beautiful, and the flavor, oh my goodness!

  3. Full disclosure here, I need coffee for my eyes, mind and body to come full awake in the morning, therefore, I do go for easy, which happens to be that k-cup you mentioned. However, my husband has a coffee press and a coffee grinder. It truly is a real treat when he works his magic with coffee and that press! What I have not tried or experienced is the Don Francisco coffee. As of a few weeks ago, I am discontinuing my purchases of the "shall not be named" brand and needed a new coffee brand recommendation. Thank you! I will definitely be trying the Don Francisco coffee, especially if it is available in k-cup form. (Sorry, I really do need that first shot to get going each day) Now, my husband, he would prefer the coffee beans and he is also rejecting the "shall not be named" brand.

    1. LOL. I am so over their antics! Yes, Don Francisco is available in K cups, lucky you! I think you are going to be happy when you taste it!

  4. I would love this as a gift from someone - hint hint family members :) - now I'm craving coffee

    1. Well I hope you get a coffee press, hint hint to your family again! LOL

  5. Coffee done with a press is a work of art! I live for my coffee and it's not that much more work to have a great cup of coffee than it is to have a mediocre one.....I go for the coffee press each time.

    1. Coffee Press coffee is just the best, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'll keep this in mind next time my husband needs some coffee.


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