Over theÂ last 60 years, Bodum has continued toÂ be at the forefront of Â innovativeÂ tabletop productsÂ and have now perfected a double wall thermo-glass design to keep coffee hot right until you pour the last cup. Their BEAN French Press is a newÂ cafetiÃ¨re that combinesÂ classic designÂ and modern materials to allow you to make great coffee safely and easily at home.
The borosilicate double wall glass of the BEAN French Press is encased in colourful silicone plastic which protects the glass and is heat resistant so won’t lose its shape. The handle stays cool to the touch and the lid has some clever handy features. Coffee is kept hot for longer thanks to the silicone gasket connecting the lid and the glass which increases the insulating effect of the double wall glass.Â A simple thumb lever operates a self-closing spout which allows you to pour coffee without drips and also seals off the lid to maintain the temperature of the contents. The innovative design of this BodumÂ cafetiÃ¨re also makes it completely spill-proof if ever knocked over on the table. As always, Bodum continue to wow the customer byÂ including a handy 7g scoop to help measure out the perfect amount of ground coffee for each cup.
Bodum’s use of modern materials does not detract from the stylish designÂ of theÂ BEAN French Press so you can be proud to have this classic yet modernÂ cafetiÃ¨re sitting on your table as you entertain guests or just relax over a cup of coffee.Â The BEAN is available in a range of colours but my personal favourite isÂ theÂ stylish and sophisticated red model.Â TheÂ cafetiÃ¨re wasÂ a pleasure to use and kept my coffee hot for much longer than I’ve been used to in the past. I particularly like the fact that the lid lock and leverÂ mechanism means you can pour coffee safely and easily using only one hand.
The French Press, or cafetiÃ¨re, was invented in France during the late 19th century and has been a popular choice ever since with consumers due to the simplicity of theÂ brewing process and the stylish design characterized by leading manufacturers such as Bodum. CafetiÃ¨res are also more portable and easier to use compared to other coffee makers. It is said that using a cafetiÃ¨re captures more of the coffee’s flavour and essential oils as the coffee grounds remain in direct contact with the water and the filtering is done via a mesh filter.Â Â Another advantage of cafetiÃ¨re coffee is that it can be brewed to any strength by adjusting the amount of ground coffee which is brewed. Bodum recommend that coffee is brewed for exactly four minutes.
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