Bodum Chambord 4 Cup French Press Review

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by in Product Reviews

[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B00012D0R2″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”160″]This funky looking french press from Bodum is a stylish, single serve coffee plunger that is great for the home or office.

As we know, 4 cups in “coffee language” really means about 1 decent sized mug of coffee, so this is definitely a press intended for the solo coffee drinker.

TheĀ Bodum Chambord 4 cup French Press has a short and wide build as opposed to the perhaps more common tall and thin appearance that other single serve french presses take on and this is part of it’s charm.


Aside from it’s size and obvious stylish charm, what else is there to say about theĀ Bodum Chambord 4 cup?

  • Like it’s bigger counterparts in the Bodum family, it has a stainless steel frame with heat resistant carafe that are dishwasher safe.
  • The mesh filter is stainless steel and can be dismantled easily for cleaning.
  • Parts are available from Bodum if you happen to break something (it is glass after all!)

What others have said

After scouring through a number of online customer reviews of this press, we have been able to get a general feel for what people like and don’t like about it and summarised below:

The Good:

  • Mesh is very fine and works well at keeping the smallest grinds from seeping through
  • Looks great and makes wonderful coffee
  • Excellent build quality (one online reviewer claimed that “It is built like a tank”)
  • Lives up to the Bodum name

The Bad:

  • Little awkward to clean (what french press isn’t?)

Overall, the biggest problem people had with this french press is that they themselves don’t understand the concept of a “4 cup” measurement. This of course is NOT a problem with the french press, but a problem with the people not understanding that in coffee terms, one “cup” is only around 4-5 ounces.

Should you buy the Bodum Chambord 4-cup?

As long as you understand that a 4-cup measure is around enough for a decent sized mug for one person, and that this is what you want then there is no reason at all why you should look anywhere else.

Bodum have a great reputation for high quality and have a great line of french presses so it will simply come down to one thing – do you need a small french press? Maybe to take to work, or for that single cup you make yourself on a Sunday morning before everyone else in your household wakes up?

If so, then please go ahead and click the links below to find the best price on this unit now.

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