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Bodum Press Pots - Other - John Penberthy's Review
Posted: January 27, 2002, 3:51pm
review rating: 5.0
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Bodum Press Pots - Other Models
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Carl S Lau 8.80
Jason West 8.00
Nigel Robinson 7.66
Richard Griffing 7.50
Steven Tock 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.4
Product Reviewed: Brazil 12oz.
Manufacturer: Bodum Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $10.00 Cost vs. Value 0
Where Bought: Target Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 2
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Forget the hype.  Stick with your drip coffee maker or better yet, graduate straight to a pump-driven espresso machine
Positive Product Points

This is a well-made, affordable product.  It eliminates the need for filters.

Negative Product Points

It takes more time and attention than using a drip maker and offers no better taste.  Of course, there is a powdery feel to the coffee that is less appealing than filtered coffee.

Detailed Commentary

After reading all the rave reviews of press pots, I decided to buy one.  I even bought a burr grinder and tried different grind settings.  To make my final decision, I did a side by side test with my drip coffee maker.  I used exactly the same amounts of coffee, water, etc.  I found very slight differences in the quality of the coffee.  I'd say any improvements were offset by the powdery mouth feel and sludge at the bottom of the cup.  This method definitely takes more time and equipment (a burr grinder).  On the plus side, you can control the temperature of the water and the brew time, but I found this to be of no advantage to my common Mr. Coffee four-cup drip machine.

Buying Experience

If you buy one, go to Target for the best price and selection

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