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Bodum Chambord - Steve Scaggs's Review
Posted: July 2, 2008, 6:02pm
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Donald Blum 8.44
Matt Flickinger 8.25
Mia Barista 8.00
Nathan W 7.50
Chris Chartier 7.33

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Product Reviewed: chambord 8 cup
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $39.99 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: target Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 2 weeks Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: primula 3 cup
Bottom Line: french press is probably the best method ( maybe espresso is better, but i haven't tried it) for home use.
Positive Product Points

quality product, performs just as expected.
can make 16oz or a full pot (32oz).

Negative Product Points

had a crimp in original screen mesh  that let grounds by on first use. i was able to fix crimp and have had not problems at all.  bodum sent me a new screen free of charge when i called to inquire about it-great customer service!

Detailed Commentary

the french press delivers a fabulous cup.  i also use manual pourover cone, but have not used it since getting the chambord.  gold filter in  the porcelain cone is close, but not quite the same.  i use a hand grinder and grind my beans coarsely.  I heat my water to 205 degrees and steep for 4 minutes before pressing.  the chambord has a high quality feel to it and performs just as expected.  i use a farberware carafe to store the coffee after pressing.  this keeps my coffee hot without getting bitter from keeping it in the press too long.  i had a primula press before the chambord, but it only made 3 cups.  i needed at least 16oz, so i brew 1/2 batches in my 8 cup press-with no difference in cup quality.

Buying Experience

originally bought a bistro neo, but never actually used it-exchanged for the chambord.  i'm very glad i did.

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