For the best coffee, you don’t need to spend that much on a coffee maker. All you need is a French press and a pour over at home. Once you know how easy and quick it is to brew an amazing cup of coffee at home, you won’t ever go back to a coffee shop. That’s exactly what I’m about to show you in this Bodum Coffee Maker Review.
In this article, I’m going to show you three of the most popular coffee makers designed by Bodum.
Best 3 Bodum Coffee Maker Review
This model right here is perfect for those of you that prefer the coffee’s essential oil. Unlike paper filters, this one uses fine mesh stainless steel filter which retains the oil and doesn’t rob you from experiencing the true flavor of your coffee. The glass is made from borosilicate glass which is heat resistant and tempered.
It has a permanent reusable filter which uses stainless steel fine wire mesh. It’s different from the traditional paper filters. You can use it over and over again. The carafe comes with a plastic and silicone collar. It protects your hands from burning.
The collar is held on by tension. There is some instruction on the bottom of the carafe about like how the handle with care and all that. The design of this beaker is both functional and elegant.
Ease Of Use
It’s pretty simple to use and requires only four steps to make rich, and aroma filled coffee. The Bodum Pour Over is available in 5 different colors. In the box, you will get the cover, the reusable filter and the carafe itself. All of these parts are dishwasher safe you don’t have to worry about cleaning. The stainless-steel is normally an additional cost, and it’s nice that Bodum includes it.
Let’s talk about brewing. Making coffee using a pour over is pretty simple. The ratio I like to use is 68 grams of coffee to 1000 grams of water. You could adjust to your taste. Another popular ratio is 68 grams of coffee 1165 grams of water. You should add medium-coarse ground coffee.
Now, place the ground coffee in the filter. Treat this like a regular pour over which means you need to bloom for 45 seconds. What this means is that add a small amount of water on top of the filter in a circular motion and keep it for 45 seconds.
After 45 seconds, pour water in small circles until you reach your goal of 1000 grams of water. It’s better if you heat up the carafe first. By using the stainless-steel filter, you get a layer of oil on top of your coffee.
Many people including myself enjoy this as it brings the extra layer of flavor. There are also others that don’t like the oil. They associate oil with bitterness or offsetting flavors. It comes down to personal preference. Overall, I like this pour over for its simplicity.
- Easy to use.
- Makes rich and aroma filled coffee.
- Keeps the layer of oil on top.
- Cleaning the filter is problematic.
2. Bodum Bistro Coffee Maker Review (Automatic Pour Over)
Now, this is all manual work meaning you have to do everything by yourself. What if I told you that there is an automatic pour over coffee maker that saves you time and makes the same quality coffee? I’m sure you have already seen this coming. Introducing the Bodum Bistro Pour Over Coffee Maker. Although it’s automatic, it’s anything but your standard drip coffee maker.
Instead of a drip brew mechanism, think of an automated pour over method. The way this is achieved is by the shower head water dispenser. A standard drip machine filter only drips straight down, over extracting coffee ground in its path leaving others untouched.
The shower head dispenser rains down evenly extracting coffee much the same as a pour-over method, which leaves you with a well-balanced, flavorful cup of coffee. The taste is as good as you would get from a coffee made by a French press.
Another unique feature of this machine is its glass tubing. It’s different than other drip machines that use plastic tubing that can transfer that plastic taste to your coffee.
Water is heated at the copper boiler at the bottom and transported by the borosilicate glass tubes throughout the machine. Borosilicate glass will not interfere or affect the flavor of your coffee beans.
It also keeps the temperature of the water between 197 to 204 degrees. This is very important as this is the optimum brew temperature for coffee. The fine mesh filter is dishwasher safe and creates less waste because you don’t have a paper filter.
This means that the oils won’t get absorbed by the filter before it reaches your cup, just pure flavor. This machine will brew you a full cup of coffee in just 6 minutes. The vacuum sealed jug keeps the coffee fresh and hot for hours.
First off, be sure to use clean cold water. Next, add fresh ground coffee. The stainless-steel filter keeps the flavor pure, and the best part is you never have to change it. And, that’s it. The automatic pour over takes over from there. It heats the water just below boiling which is exactly where it needs to be. Then it is evenly showered over the grounds. Six minutes later, you got the perfect cup.
- Makes pour over coffee in just 6 minutes.
- Vacuum sealed jugs.
- Glass tubes.
- Fast heat-up and a high-pressure pump.
- The drip catcher is annoying to clean.
Pour yourself a rich cup, sip and enjoy with Bodum’s 12 cups programmable coffee maker. This machine allows you to program it up to 24 hours in advance and takes only six minutes to brew a perfect cup of coffee. If you are lazy in the morning and don’t want to make coffee on your own, let this automatic pour over handle the job for you. It’s better than your traditional drip coffee maker.
The best feature of this machine is that it replaces the traditional drip system with a showerhead. This distributes water evenly on top of your ground coffee to extract every bit of flavor which creates a balanced, flavorful cup of coffee.
The carafe is made out of borosilicate glass which is heat-resistant and tempered. There is an easy to grip, non-slip handle on the side and the overall design fits nicely on your countertop.
There is also a strain resistant heating plate underneath the carafe that keeps your coffee warm for up to 30 minutes. No need for any paper filters because this machine uses a permanent and reusable mesh filter.
Ease Of Use
It’s very easy to use. Take the carafe and fill the back chamber with water to your desired level. The water filter is removable and easy to clean. Using the included spoon, add your freshly grounded coffee into the filter. One spoon for a cup, close the lid down & place the carafe under the opening of the dripper.
Press the start button to start it instantly or set the timer to brew anytime in the next 24 hours. The rain shower head should start to distribute water over your coffee grounds for extraction and a balanced flavor.
In less than 8 minutes, you have plenty of coffee ready to share with the entire family. The heating plate on the bottom will keep your coffee warm for 30 minutes.
- Coffee comes out at perfect drinking temperature.
- Easy to clean and remove the water filter.
- Programmable for up to 24 hours in advance.
- Basket overflows sometimes.
That’s all for now. I’m not a huge fan of the automatic drip coffee machine because I like to take time and make my own coffee manually. If you want to have the best of both worlds, the Bodum Automatic Pour Over is the one.
You don’t have to worry about build quality, cleaning or taste. It keeps in flavor balanced and flavorful. If you want more control over the taste, go with a traditional pour over coffee maker by Bodum. You decide how you pour water and the temperature.
That’s all for the Bodum Coffee Maker Review. Let me know which coffee maker you picked in the comments below.