Chambord Coffee Press by Bodum®, 4-cup
This classic 4-cup coffee press is still made with the same painstaking craftsmanship as the original from the fifties, but this latest version has a new chrome-plated steel frame and lid that will last for years. It features a wide, matte-black polypropylene handle that provides a cool, comfortable grip and adds to the modern style of the design. The borosilicate glass carafe is heat-resistant, and the entire press is dishwasher safe.
How to Brew
To make the finest coffee, use 1 rounded tablespoon of coarse-ground coffee for each 4-fl oz cup of coffee, and follow these simple steps:
- Add fresh, coarsely ground coffee to the pot.
- Pour in well-temperated water (not boiling) and stir.
- Wait 3 – 4 minutes.
- Stop the brewing process by gently pressing down the plunger.
Original coffee press design from the fifties is considered by coffee connoisseurs as one of the best ways to brew coffee.
Stainless steel frame and lid feature a durable, polished surface.
Heat-resistant borosilicate glass carafe holds up to 0.5 liter/17 fl oz
- Dimensions: 10cm D x 17cm W x 19cm H, or 4.2"D x 6.6"W x 7.5"H
- Capacity: half liter, 17 fl oz
- Construction: Stainless steel and borosilicate glass
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I first used this coffee press at my daughter's while in Europe and told myself I would buy one when I came home to the states because it was so easy to use and it made great coffee.
I have been looking for this model for Months. Thank you - I love it
While half asleep a few mornings ago I knocked the glass container part of BODUM French Press against something and broke it. I searched for a replacement part to buy and couldn't find one, so call Starbuck's customer service and learned they don't sell replacement parts... but the service rep said they would send me a whole new French Press. I asked how much - she said "No charge". Not even shipping! I couldn't believe it at first, so she had to assure me it was true. I received the new press in 3 days. No charge. This is the way America took care of customers 50 years ago. Starbucks has a new loyal customer.
My old cooks brand you could push the plunger
to the bottom.. This one doesn't go to the bottom
and leaves about one quarter cup behind. so this
4 cup only really makes 12 oz. waste coffee.
A low-budget press (not a Bodum) received as a gift was my intro to this coffee prep method. That was followed by purchase of my own entry-level Bodum. Inching up the French Press ladder, now I've reached the pinnacle with Chambord, a practical and aesthetically-pleasing appliance that has made all that climbing worthwhile. The "look," materials, and construction are substantial. It's easier to clean than my cheapos, and, perhaps owing to the heavy glass and tighter sealing capacity, yields a more satisfying brew. So glad I treated myself and took the plunge.
It is super cute and easy to use and clean. The coffee tastes great too! I'm very satisfied.
Like that it is wide and easy to use. Thank you Starbucks for offering this french press.
For a little while I really got into the pour over brew method. And while you can make a good cup of coffee with the pour over, it will never be as full and complex as coffee made in a French press. As far as French presses go, Bodum is the gold standard.
This French press is very easy to use. Coarse ground coffee, water just off the boil (195-205 degrees F) and 4 minutes. That's it. The grind of the coffee is critical. If you do not have a burr grinder at home (consistency in the grind is key so avoid a blade grinder if you can as the grounds will be very uneven) then visit your nearest Starbucks and your friendly barista will be happy to grind your coffee on a French press setting.
As for the amount of coffee to water, Starbucks recommends 2 tablespoons of coarse ground coffee per 6 ounces of water. Bodum recommends 1 tablespoon for every 4 ounces of water. Play with these ranges to see what you like best. I go with 2 rounded tablespoons per 8 ounces (slightly more than Bodum calls for). A note about the capacity of this French press. Though it is labeled as a 4-cup capacity, it is in fact a 16-ounce capacity with each "cup" counting as 4 ounces. So, think about the size of your coffee mug and how many mugs worth of coffee you want out of your press. My 20-ounce mug holds one 4-cup press worth of coffee with room for cream and sugar. I enjoy making one cup at a time so this is fine for me. If you want more coffee out of your press then consider the 8 or 12-ounce models. REMEMBER: 1 cup equals 4 ounces for Bodum French presses.
As far as steeping time goes, stick with 4 minutes. Anything less and the flavor won't be there. Go over 4 minutes and your coffee will be bitter. Some fancy coffee types will tell you to wait one minute then stir, or the only start with half the water, or to skim the coffee before pressing... Don't believe the hype. When you pour your hot water into your press be sure to get all the grounds wet (and please be careful, it's hot water!). Use a wooden spoon, wooden coffee stirrer or even a bamboo chopstick to give the grounds a quick stir if not all the grounds got wet. Place the lid on top with the plunger retracted. Wait 4 minutes and slowly plunge. Lastly, enjoy your coffee knowing that you made the best cup of coffee you possibly could.