Written by: Traci Michael
Are you a coffee-lover looking for a simple and cheap way to make coffee everyday? The Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker 10948-565 may be a good solution. It offers a relatively easy way to get your coffee fix each morning at an affordable price.
The Brazil French Press comes in three different editions: the 3 Cup, the 8 Cup, and the 12 Cup, each selling for less than thirty dollars. I have the Bodum Brazil 3 Cup in lime green and enjoy having the freedom to decide how many cups of coffee I want to make rather than having to brew a whole pot. There is also no need for coffee filters or electricity (Bodum prides itself in its environmentally friendly products and the Bodum Brazil is no exception). There is no tricky machinery involved, it simply makes good, old-fashioned coffee.
The Bodum Brazil French Press sells for $19.95 and comes in a variety of fun colors (currently being sold are red, green, orange, purple, white, and black). It has detachable parts for easy cleaning and is user friendly and easy to operate. All you need to do when making coffee is put the coffee grounds in its glass container, pour in boiling water, stir with a non-metal spoon and wait four minutes before pressing the coffee.
However, if you like to just press a button in the morning and let the machine do the rest while you get ready for the day the Bodum Brazil French Press may require more maintenance than you want. Unfortunately, the Bodum Brazil does not keep coffee warm for very long so if you like to have multiple cups of coffee throughout the day you will need to make a new batch. A flaw with the product I’ve found is that the screw that attaches the cross plate to the spiral plate on the filter can turn lose while pressing the coffee, which is a bit frustrating but does not hinder the coffee making process.
Overall I have been happy with my Bodum Brazil French Press. At $19.95 it is extremely affordable and makes great tasting coffee. It is durable and low maintenance, which is especially important since you’ll be using it before having that first cup of coffee in the morning.