What is the Most Popular French Press Coffee Maker?

The French Press has always been one of my favorite coffee makers for a very long time. It is known by a number of different names all across the world but no matter the name is, personally, I feel that that a French press coffee maker is able to coarse the ground coffee beans more finely than a drip coffee maker is able to do. This ranking data of coffee maker provided by Coffeedx shows popularity of Keurig in market.

Today, we take a look at the Bodum Red Chambord French Press Coffee maker. It is among the best single serve coffee makers and one of most uniquely designed coffee makers which would look like a welcome addition on your kitchen shelf.


Bodum is well respected around the world for delivering top-notch coffee makers and other accessories at a very justifiable price. The Chambord 8-cup French press from Bodum is another in those long lines of affordable coffee maker from the manufacturer at just $43.

Build Quality

The French press from Bodum is available in 4 different sizes. These include a 3, 4, 8 or 12-cup option where each coffee cup measures 4-ounches. The body of the French press is made of a durable and heat resistant borosilicate glass which can be detached from the metal frame. The top lid of the coffee makers is made out of stainless steel and is polished to provide a mirror finish to the brewer.

The Plunge

This French press coffee maker includes a 3-part filter system which is made entirely out of stainless steel, a press knob and a plunger rod. The plunger works effortlessly on the coffee maker and can be easily assembled by hands. The filter system is very nicely designed and is capable of doing a great job of separating the coffee from the grounds.

Taste of Coffee

We have been greatly impressed by the overall quality and the taste of the coffee which is produced by the Chambord. The strength of the coffee is very much constant to our liking with a full-bodied flavor. The bitterness is also missing from the coffee which is an added bonus for us.

Ease of Use

The one thing that absolutely struck to our mind while using this French press was how easily we were able to control this coffee maker. It only requires you to grind your coffee beans coarsely, stir the ground beans in hot water and press. The process might not be as easy as compared to an automatic drip coffee maker but is nonetheless very easy to understand and follow.

Cleaning of the coffee maker

All the parts of the Chambord French press are dishwasher safe. You can easily disassemble the parts and wash them separately using your hands with minimum efforts. Also, you can soak these parts in soapy water, rinse clean them and wipe a towel over them to dry.

Brewing Process

The brewing process of the Bodum Chambord involves you having to boil the water for your coffee on your own. You need to allow the ground coffee to steep for about 4-5 minutes. The whole brewing process takes around 10 minutes which is normal as compared to other French press coffee makers.

Final Thoughts

You would be impressed with the overall build quality of the Bodum Chambord. It looks very elegant and is quite sturdy. The taste and the quality of the coffee are second to none which makes it as one of the best single serve coffee makers in the market. Addition of a milk frother to this brewer allows you to make other coffee drinks such as cappuccino and latte effortlessly.