Bodum Brazil Coffee Press

I love a good cup of coffee. I love the way it tastes; the way it warms me up; and, most of all I love that caffeine buzz you get. It really is the perfect way to start the day. However, I must admit since I started telecommuting, I had given up on having a good cup of coffee until now the Bodum Brazil Coffee Press. This little gem has changed my at home coffee life.

Let's start at the beginning. I have a very pricey Cuisinart coffee maker that also grinds the coffee for you. When I saw it, I really HAD to have it. (I am a total appliance whore.) I had something similar when I lived in Japan and I loved it, so I was certain this would be the same. Nope. After two years of the blandest coffee ever, I just gave up. It had to be the coffee beans I was buying. I kept hoping Mrs. Olsen would show up and show me how to make the richest mountain-grown coffee, but alas, she never did. I tried everything but I figured I was destined to never have good coffee at home.

I was driving to work one day and my colleague said that he used a French coffee press. I thought that was really fancy and not something I would do. Of course I looked it up when I went home and Amazon obviously knows me because it only showed me the most expensive coffee presses available. $50.00?!!! No way! I had my fancy coffee maker already. I am not going to spend more money on something that I didn't even know would work.

When Joey and I went to Monterey, I commented on how amazing the coffee was at the B&B we were at and how my colleague had said he used a coffee press. That was it and I forgot about it. The next week my Teddy came home with the Bodum Brazil Coffee Press. I was concerned he spent too much, but it was only $20.00 at Target! Let me tell you, that is $20.00 well spent. It makes the most amazing coffee.

I already had a Krups coffee grinder that I have had for almost 20 years. (I got it in 4th grade. :-) So luckily I could still use my coffee beans. The first time I used the press I was in heaven. The best coffee ever right in my own home!

The coffee press is very easy to use:

  • Just grind your coffee coursely (or have it ground that way) 1 spoonful for every 4 oz. of water.
  • Place it in the press
  • Add boiling water and stir with a plastic or wooden spoon
  • Place the lid on and let steep for 4 minutes
  • Press down
  • Enjoy the best coffee ever
I am really happy with this coffee press. So much so that my coffee maker has disappeared somewhere into Joey's storage realm. If you want it, it's yours!


Anonymous May 19, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

They *are* great, aren't they. I bought one in Toronto late in the last century (I love being able to say that) and the folks are still using it back in Nova Scotia. They probably do cost about ¥5000 here in Osaka,though, or more.

Shelly- Mom Files May 19, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

I have a coffee press (a cheap one) but it does make a tasty cup of joe. I use it once in a while to break things up from using the drip brewer.

Amber May 19, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

HI Sean and Joey! I didn't know you had a cooking blog. I am oh so addicted to cooking blogs. If I wasn't so addicted to reading them, I'd probably find time to start one of my own. I will happily be adding yours to my list. Yay, coffee press. Sad that my Bodum one broke. I'm back to coffee makers...

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Joey and I are just a couple of guys living in San Francisco. I love cooking and we both like trying new things. Planning our meals is one of our "together" things. I hope you enjoy our blog! - Sean


This blog is dedicated to the two most important people in my life - my mom, Ernee Jean O'Brien, and my partner Joey Concepcion. They both have showered me with unconditional support and love and have always encouraged me to be myself. I will always miss my mom and I don't know what I would do without Joey.

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