New bodum bistro pour over and electric french press cover makers.
Give Bodum a degree of credit for trying to make a better cup of coffee by doing it differently. They give it a go on two machines.
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[ Bistro Pour Over Coffee Machine ] A problem with an automatic dripper machine is delivering water that’s hot enough to correctly brew coffee, and keeping a stable temperature. This machine promises water “over” 194 degrees—195-205 is the magic range—along with a spiral heating element that minimizes heat loss for a more stable brew temperature.
Another detail, it promises an even distribution of water over the coffee bed—necessary for an even extraction – with an easy-to-clean ‘showerhead’ dispenser. Check the spent coffee grounds in your brewer; if they’re sloped your machine isn’t distributing the water evenly. The coffee drips into a plastic thermos that keeps it fresh and hot. Paper filter options instead of the de facto titanium-plated stainless steel filter would even be better. This brewer rivals Tehnivorm, and at $250 it could be the best home drip machine at the moment.
[Bistro Electric French Press Coffee Maker and Tea Dripper ] For an even richer homemade coffee experience nothing compares to the french press with regards to simplicity and with that, price. All you need is hot water and freshly ground-for-a-french-press coffee. And now you don’t need to boil your water. The coffee maker is made from plastic, silicone, stainless steel and borosilicate glass and comes in many cheery colors. You can also make tea with it. $60 [ bodum ]