Bodum Chambord 8-Cup (4 US cups) Coffee Press: Kitchen & Dining. In addition, the press combines excellent surface-area contact between coffee and hot water, producing the best extraction process. Jump-start the day with a cup of coffee brewed in Bodum’s Chambord 8-cup coffee press. With its 32-ounce capacity, this sleek coffeemaker produces enough coffee to share with friends. Unlike typical drip coffeemakers, the French press allows its hot water full access to the grounds for an extended period of time. This lengthened steeping process extracts more flavor and in turn produces a richer cup of coffee. Equally effective for brewing tea, the Bodum press works perfectly with any black, green, or herbal variety. Constructed of stainless steel, the durable frame comfortably houses a central chamber made of transparent, heat-resistant borosilicate glass. A large stay-cool handle provides ample space for a full hand-hold, while the safety lid locks in heat and keeps countertops spill-free. Standing 9-3/4 inches in height with a 4-inch diameter, this dishwasher-safe product cleans with ease. 0.25-ounce measuring scoop also included. --Amy Arnold From the Manufacturer When Bodum took over a small clarinet factory in Normandy in 1982, it was not because of the fine orchestra clarinets they were producing. In addition to musical instruments, the factory also produced the coffee of a relatively unknown brewer called The Chambord. Bodum combined the skills of these Normandy craftspeople with modern production. The result was a unique culinary tool, affordable to the many who loved the taste of what we now know as French press coffee. Thanks to Bodum, and thanks to the increasing need for better coffee, the French press coffeemaker has become one of the most popular in the world. Yet the design has not strayed a bit from the original drawings, and Bodum still makes the Chambord with the same painstaking care and knowledge they gained from those Normandy craftspeople years ago. The ease of brewing and the delicious smell and taste of French-roasted dark coffee have remained unchanged. Awards and Accolades In 2004 the Bodum Chambord coffee press received the American Culinary Institute's award for best French press coffeemaker. The American Culinary Institute judges food preparation products such as mixers, waffle makers, and electric teakettles. These products are judged on criteria important to consumers such as ease of use, safety, and the quality of the food produced. The institute also judges food preparation products used in restaurants and hotels, including institutional mixers, large-volume coffee machines, and food slicers. Instructions for Use 1. Place pot on a dry, flat, nonslip surface. Hold handle firmly, then pull the plunger straight up and out of the pot. 2. For each 1.25-deciliter/4-ounce cup, put 1 rounded tablespoon or 1 Bodum scoop of coarse-ground coffee into the pot. Caution: Use only coarse-ground coffee. Fine grind can clog the filter and create high pressure. Place coffeemaker on a heatproof, nonslip surface. 3. Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 2.5 centimeters/1 inch of space at the top. Stir the brew with a plastic spoon. Caution: Metal spoons can scratch or chip the glass beaker and cause breakage. 4. Place the plunger unit on top of the pot. Turn lid to close off the pour spout opening. (Does not apply to the Brazil models.) Do not press down. Let the coffee brew for at least 4 minutes. 5. Hold the pot handle firmly, with the spout turned away from you, then using just the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the knob to lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Lowering the plunger slowly with minimal pre Brewing a perfect cup of coffee just became easier with the Chambord 8-cup coffee press. Just add one scoop per cup of water, add hot water, wait for it to beep, then press and enjoy. Pressed coffee is measured in European cup sizes, so the 8-cup press brews eight 4-ounce cups of coffee, or about 32 ounces. Perfect for home or office, the Chambord 8-cup press makes brewing simple and easy. To clean up, just compost the grounds our dump them in the garbage and rinse the press. The entire unit is dishwasher-safe and the parts are replaceable. Press coffee is accepted around the world as one of the best ways to brew coffee because there are no paper filters to soak up the essential oils that provide the balance and flavor. The key ingredients to a good cup of coffee are freshly roasted coffee that has been freshly ground, surface-area contact with water that is just off of a boil to maximize the extraction process, and contact time, to allow the extraction to complete.
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds