Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker Review

Bodum Chambord 8 cup French Press Coffee Maker, 34 oz., ChromeThe Bodum Chambord is the classic choice for coffee enthusiasts, and it is a true original French Press. Bodum became part of the French Press history when they took over a small factory in Normandy in 1982 and popularized the device across Europe. Bodum combined the Normandy craftsmanship with modern production, resulting in a unique culinary tool that is now popularly known as French Press.

Chambord is one of the most popular French press coffeemakers from Bodum, the others favorites are: Brazil, Columbia, and Kenya. The Bodum Chambord received an award in 2004 from the American Culinary Institute for best French press coffee maker.

The Body

The Bodum Chambord is available in 4 different serving size capacities: (3 cups / 0.35 L), (4 cups / 0.5 L), (8 cups / 1.0 L) and (12 cups /1.5 L). [1 cup = 4 ounces]

The carafe is made of heat-resistant, durable borosilicate glass that can be detached from the metal-banded frame assembly. The frame that holds the glass beaker is sturdy and well polished, with a black Polypropylene handle that offers a comfortable grip and adds a classic quality in the design. The lid is also made of stainless steel, polished to a beautiful mirror finish.

Bodum Chambord - different sizes

Borosilicate glass is resistant to temperature changes, it has a very strong glass composition that won’t cloud or stain from intensive use. The handle made of PP Plastic (polypropylene) has a brilliant gloss and is non-deformable.

If ever you accidentally broke the Glass Beaker, you can easily purchase a replacement. See the glass spare beaker guide here.

Now available in Copper Classic

Bodum 8 Cup 1928-18 Chambord Classic Coffee Maker, 34 oz, Copper
Bodum 8 Cup 1928-18 Chambord Copper Classic French Press

The Plunge

Bodum 3-Part Stainless Steel Mesh Filter

The Bodum Chambord features a 3-part stainless steel filter system, a plunger rod and knob for the press. The way that the plunger goes together is simple and is easy to assemble by hand. The Chambord’s filter system really does a fantastic job of keeping the grounds out of the coffee, which is very important as no one would like to have grounds in their mouth when drinking coffee.

The Taste

Most consumers found that the Bodum Chambord produced great tasting coffee, as enjoyed in Europe. The coffee is strong with full bodied flavor, but without the bitterness.

The Clean

All parts of the Bodum Chambord are dishwasher-safe. The parts can also be easily disassembled and can be hand washed with little effort. You can soak the parts in hot soapy water after each use, rinse clean, and towel to dry.

What Consumer’s have to say?

The build quality of the Bodum Chambord is excellent. It is sturdy and looks gorgeous. This French press can make outstanding coffee, even satisfying Seattle residents who are known for selectiveness on the quality of coffee. For some, it even rivals the coffee made from coffee houses. But in order to achieve this, consumer’s highly suggested you get a decent Burr Grinder as you will need a consistent coarse grind and only burr grinders can achieve this. In addition, by getting a milk frother you can make latte or cappuccino, effortlessly.


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The Chambord received high ratings from its consumers because the product does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It makes the best tasting coffee – according to many satisfied consumers. The unit is quite sturdy, well made and looks great. Although, just like other French Press coffeemakers, it requires more clean when compared to auto-drip coffee makers and transferring coffee to a thermos or an insulated mug is advisable to keep coffee warm longer or to avoid over extraction. But don’t be scared to try a French Press because it isn’t about making coffee easier or faster, rather it’s about taking the time to indulge yourself with great tasting coffee.

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