Bodum New Kenya 34-Ounce Coffee Press, Black – Review

Posted on 16. Aug, 2012 by in Product Reviews

[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B000YYSBO4″ locale=”us” height=”250″ src=”” width=”250″]The Bodum New Kenya 34-Ounce Coffee Press is an interesting looking coffee press with a curved black plastic frame that is intended to both look good and to protect your table from the heat of the carafe.

Personally I’ve never had a problem with the heat from any other french press being too much to put down anywhere so I’m not really sure where that reasoning comes from. However, it is one of the most popular and best selling french presses available at the moment so lets take a look at it here.



It has an interesting design that you will either like or you won’t. Its 34 ounce capacity will make around 3 mugs of coffee, remembering that in the coffee world 4 ounces is one cup, which only equates to a small espresso sized measure. The frame and lid is plastic whilst the filter is a three piece stainless steel setup.

The Good:

  • Nice design, if you like that sort of thing
  • Reliable and trusted brand
  • It will last a long time if looked after well

The Bad:

  • Some report that the plunger may become faulty where the filter screws into the pole causing it to become loose.

Who Should Buy The Bodum Kenya 34Oz?

This plunger is everything you would expect from one of the most popular and well regarded companies in the french press world. Your decision will come down to three things

  1. is it the right size for you?
  2. do you like how it looks?
  3. are you prepared for a little handiwork IF the plastic washer on the plunger needs repairing?
If you answer yes to all of the above then this is the perfect french press for you! If not, then you should take a look at our other french press reviews for a better fit.


As mentioned above, this is an excellent french press if it is what you are looking for. The price is good, so if it’s the right size and you like the design then you really don’t need to look anywhere else.

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