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Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee and Tea Maker, 34 Ounce, Black
Add coarsely grounded Coffee. Add hot water. Wait 4 minutes. Plunge.No paper filters or plastic capsules required.Base and handle made of BPA-free polypropylene. Carafe made of German heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Plunger made of stainless steel34 oz. capacity.Dishwasher safe.
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53 Reddit comments about Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee and Tea Maker, 34 Ounce, Black:

u/winged_victory · 34 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/burt_flaxton · 21 pointsr/Coffee

Well, I just moved for the first time in 7 years... I had been getting coffee at my local shop EVERY morning since they opened over the 4 years ago.

So, I am relatively new to brewing my own coffee-- around 2 weeks actually. I went out and bought the stuff for Father's day.

My setup.

Black & Decker Grinder - Not great, but it really works. I got it at a local store new for $22.

[Chefman Water Kettle] - Fucking amazing and quick - $39.99 same local store.

[Boodum French Press 8cup] - I love this thing - $21 at Target.

Wooden spoon for stirring & hand painted mug.

Wanted to get some feedback on mysetup. Apparently the grinder is not amazing, but it seems to be working just fine for me on the coarser setting.

u/mheep · 9 pointsr/Coffee

Pretty sure it's hard to go wrong with a French Press, but most of the people I know who use one have a Bodum. Since you are upgrading, it would also be worthwhile to get some whole beans and a grinder (if you haven't already). Folgers will not be significantly improved with a French Press.

u/michaelwentonweakes · 8 pointsr/Coffee

Ok. There's been some great advice in this thread and I don't want to step on anyone's toes. But I went through a similar process when I wanted to stop drinking shit coffee a couple years ago, and this is my current setup.

The Grinder. You want a conical burr grinder. You can do this without breaking the bank: I got a Breville for less than $100 and it kicks ass. Grinds like a boss, whisper quiet, and it looks like a robot.

But why, you ask, should you splurge on the grinder? You could get a little Krups grinder for $15. And that would be great -- if all you wanted, ever, was to drink french pressed or drip coffee. But if you ever want to make espresso, then you need a conical burr grinder. And it sounds like you are going to want to do some experimenting.

The Brewer. My personal thing is this: I don't brew coffee through anything that plugs in. There's just no reason to.

Get yourself a kettle for your stove - I like this one, because you can see that there's nothing growing inside. And you avoid the mineral-y crust that you would have to scrape off of an electric kettle.

Use filtered water. It makes a difference.

Get yourself a simple drip cone or, if you want to be a little fancier, a Chemex carafe. You put a filter in the top, you grind the beans, you put the beans in the filter, you pour hot water over the top of it. The beans get thoroughly steeped and you end up with an even, smooth coffee with little to no bitterness.

Because you've saved so much money on coffee makers, splurge a bit. Get yourself a French press for when you want something with more oomph. And get yourself a little Italian stovetop espresso maker. You put fine espresso grinds in the top, you put water in the bottom, you put the whole thing on the stove - voilà.

There. If you wanted all this shit to plug into the wall you would have spent $1000. But you can get all of this for less than $200.

The Beans. Here's the dirty little secret about coffee beans: freshness matters more than brand. You could get the finest quality beans shipped to you from halfway across the country if you like - but they're going to be stale by the time they get to you.

Here's what you do instead: find a cafe that roasts their own beans and buy from their cafe. They'll have been roasted within the last few weeks. The beans will have this great oily sheen to them - that's how you know they're good. Buy them one package at a time and keep them in an airtight canister. And for christ's sakes, never freeze coffee beans.

There you go! With this setup you can make almost any type of coffee drink available at your local Starbucks, for cheap. There'll be no gunk to clean out of the musty interiors of a complex drip coffee maker. And a lot of this stuff has a great aesthetic, so your kitchen will look fantastic.

Edited for spelling.

u/budude2 · 6 pointsr/baylor

Oh oh I love coffee! Some cool products to check out on the cheap:

Hario Mini Mill Slim Hand Coffee Grinder: It's a hand crank grinder, but it's a burr grinder so it produces a more consistent grind which in turn produces a better cup of coffee.

Chemex 3-Cup Classic Glass Coffee Maker: Not as cheap as the french press, but since it uses a paper filter so there isn't as much sediment in the cup. I find that I prefer it over the french press.

Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker: Classic french press.

Optional:

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale: Scales are helpful in getting a consistent cup every time. You can measure out the water and coffee and dial in the perfect ratio.

Also check out Pinewood Roaster's coffee. I think they're on Franklin and 11th in the same building as Alpha Omega. Grab a bag of Ethiopian Beriti and enjoy!

u/eclipse75 · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Welp, let's try a different route then :) I submit the french press. It's glass, but it's minimal and usually recommended by coffee connoisseur. You can also use it for brewing tea (although don't use the same one for coffee and tea because oils are left behind from brewing). Just don't drop it and it'll last a life time.

http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-1548-01US-1-liter-34-Ounce-Coffeemaker/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320065663&sr=8-1

u/user_1729 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

My favorite thing about coffee as a "hobby" is that, like some have said, it's a hobby that isn't just a waste of money. Fresh beans are a huge 1st step, they really just have tons of flavors that change almost as you work through the bag, and sometimes I feel like the first sip of a french press is different than the middle, etc. For me the different methods I use just work better for different beans, I'm still figuring that out myself. I prefer to french press african beans, pour over on more typically "harsh" beans, and I'm still dialing in aeropress, but I feel like it takes a lot out of the coffee so it seems to work best if I'm like "hmm I'm not sure I like this bean", aeropress... oh nevermind it's great.

You could buy:

Good grinder ~$140

Scale $15

Kettle $25

And three interesting and different types of brewers:

Aeropress ~$30

V60 ~$20

French Press ~$20

That's all the gear for now, you're SET until you become a crazy coffee nut, but for me 90% of the coffee I make is in one of those 3 methods. I have a moka pot, and they're cool too. But that's $250 for gear, and you could probably save a bit with different grinder options but plan to drop the biggest amount of that.

Add in $20 for some high quality beans (S&W is great and their reddit discount is on this page somewhere) and you're around $270 to be brewing great coffee a few different ways. Now you have 4+ different coffees, 3 ways to make it, and the equipment to make sure you're doing it "right".

Okay that's a lot and I hate this "if you buy a cup of coffee a day" crap, but let's just say you drink work swill most of the time, but get a cup of coffee out 3x a week. At $3/cup maybe you tip a quarter each time, you pay off this stuff in 6 months and these things pretty much last forever.

The point is, yes, some of the costs of entry (specifically the grinder) can be a little daunting, and sometimes we get carried away, but overall, the cost of making great coffee at home is significantly less than going out. You're actually getting BETTER coffee too, trying different ways to make it, and enjoying yourself. Wow, okay rambling there. Good luck!

u/xanderbuck · 4 pointsr/Coffee

You could look into a French press (I like bodum but all brands work). I also recommend getting a melitta brewing cone, for the $3-$5 it costs it makes insane coffee for the price. Also if you can, never go with pre ground beans, you can actually get a grinder for pretty cheap on amazon or at the least go to your local coffee shop (non Starbucks) and buy a bag of beans from them and ask them to grind it for you. Hope this helps! Excited for your coffee journey!

u/zurkog · 3 pointsr/DIY

It's been 3 hours, so I assume you've gotten your coffee fix for today.

For tomorrow, get yourself a French Press and an Electric Kettle. The two together will run you about the same as a medium-quality drip coffee maker. Chances are you can even get them locally at a Walmart / Target for cheap.

  • Put water in electric kettle
  • Turn on electric kettle
  • Put coffee grounds in French press
  • When water boils, put water in French press
  • Set a timer for 4 minutes (I use my microwave's built-in timer)
  • After 4 minutes, push down the top of the French press
  • Pour coffee into cup, add cream/sugar/Irish whiskey if applicable
  • Enjoy
u/crivold · 3 pointsr/trees

I toast to the french press!

u/Meitachi · 3 pointsr/Coffee

The main difference quality-wise between a Bodum one (~$18 for the Brazil model) and an off-brand one are the filters for the most part.

Found the Ikea one here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60241389/

If you ever decide to branch off into other brew methods and want the most amazing iced coffee (can you tell I'm biased?), I'd highly recommend getting a Chemex. This is my absolute favorite way of making Japanese iced coffee. Seriously, it ends up so sweet that drinking it black is deliciously smooth.

u/MRxPifko · 3 pointsr/tea

First of all, if you want to get into loose leaf tea, you're going to want to get something to brew it in. The simplest to use and clean is a French Press. But getting into loose leaf doesn't mean you have to forsake bagged tea all together, I still use both.

As far as finding a tea you like, you should start with bagged tea just because it's cheaper. You need to get familiar with the tastes of black, green, white, herbal, etc teas. Once you get a feel for the different tastes, get yourself acquainted with a nearby tea shop. There's not much of that by me, but at least I have a Teavana.(Good teas, but way overpriced). A lot of times they'll have different teas you can sample or at the very least smell.

The best way to buy quality tea without bleeding your wallet is probably through Amazon. You can buy it in bulk (generally 8oz+) for pennies on the dollar.

I don't have much experience with mixing teas with alcohol, but I know that Earl Grey goes well with scotch/whiskey. And I bet that a spiced rum would go wonderfully with a hot milk chai. Actually I think I'll try that out once I get home from class.


Here are some other favorite teas of mine, I'd recommend them all if they adhere to your personal tastes.

Dragonwell Green This is my favorite tea of all time, but it's not for everyone. Very earthy.

Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate (Mate/Herbal)

Bourbon Street Vanilla (Rooibos)


Honey Lemon Ginseng (Green/White)

Constant Comment (Black)

Earl Grey (Black)

Honey Vanilla Chamomile

u/Neokev · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Something like this-
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000KEM4TQ
And this-
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000AR7SY
Would probably be great for you, based on what you said, and stays in your budget.
You'll probably want to expand eventually, but this is a great starting point.

u/sewebster87 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

While I can't speak to the plastic getting soft, I found that the plastic model usually have other plastic components too.

When I had the Bodum Brazil - and I can't stress enough how much to steer clear of it. The construction of the unit itself was great, but the linchpin was the plastic locking piece that holds the plunger down when pressing. Since the Brazil uses a plastic piece for this, the threads strip out and in about 2 months you can't plunge because the plunger doesn't lock down any longer.

You can see on the Amazon page where the customers post their pictures, two of them show the black piece right above the plunger - that's plastic. (Link)

Otherwise - I completely agree with the Chambord recommendation. Have 2 now (bought 1, other was a gift) and use them as often as I can. After a quick cleaning, they always look brand new.

u/kneeod · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I picked up a Bodum one off Amazon for ~$24.

Edit: That sonuvabitch is [a whole dollar cheaper] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000KEM4TQ/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ref_=pe_385040_121528360_TE_dp_1) than when I got it!

u/jceez · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Is this better than a normal, actual french press that costs less? like this

u/Daedalus90 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I would go with a standard Bodum french press:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=twister_B004NBYAF8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Simple, cheap, works great, and they sell it everywhere (Target, ect.)

u/_neutrino · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Seriously? Seriously?! A French press costs $20. Assuming it lasts a year (conservative estimate) and you drink 5 cups of coffee/week, that's $0.08 per cup of coffee. If you get your beans ground fresh where you buy them you don't need to buy a grinder. Water + the energy required to boil it has got to be like $0.30 (I rent my apartment so don't directly pay for water & electricity, correct me if I'm wrong).

If you are serious, then you sir, are intensely frugal. I hope you're joking though. You could save more money employing the most frugal cliche of all: reusing sandwich bags.

u/luopjiggy · 2 pointsr/Coffee

No a french press is different. Creates coffee with a little more body to it. Easy to use and clean. Basically just dump ground coffee in it, pour in hot water, wait a couple minutes and you have coffee. You can find them at pretty much any store.

https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-French-Coffee-34-Ounce/dp/B000KEM4TQ

here's one on amazon

u/FlamingCurry · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Alright, I'll lay out two set ups for two different price points.


Cheap Set Up

Hario Skerton This is the most basic entry level grinder possible, grinds enough for one person pretty easily, and gets "good enough results for a poor college student

Aeropress You can make full cups of coffee or pseudo-espresso that you can mix with milk for a pseudo, its easy to clean, and probably the most forgiving coffee making tool.

And then any kettle and any scale. Look for cheap on both, were going for cheap here, and were not doing rocket science, should be another 25-30 total for both of these, which lands you just under $100 total for this set up. You don't need to bother roasting beans yourselves, and if you're in a college town theres probably a local roaster around that you can get good quality roasted beans from and be happy with. For cold brew just throw grounds and water in jar in you fridge for a day in a 8:1 ratio, then strain the goop the next day for a solid cold brew concentrate



The pricier beginner college set up


Baratza Encore. If you can afford this, then get it. The things great, does everything but espresso grind really well, and because its not manual its doesn't take that long and it doesn't require any real effort on your part. I love mine, but the $140 price tag could be steep (I wouldn't have bought it when I was in college, I was poor as shit).


Brew Methods: I still recommend at least an Aeropress, but pair it with a 1LFrench press too for when you want to make a lot of coffee at once, or coffee for friends. you can also make cold brew in a French press instead of a jar, and you can use it to strain it out. Also, if you really want to make the closest thing to espresso that you can without blowing $300 dollars, get a 3-cup moka pot. You can find a cheap one at your Ross or Home Goods equivalent.



For kettle, you can get a variable temp one if you want to spend the money, people recommend the Bonavita Variable Temp Gooseneck but I still just use my cheap 15 dollar kettle and am doing fine.


As far as scales go, I still just say find a cheap scale that works well enough.



Bits and Bobs


Hand held Milk Frother for frother hot milk for lattes. Sounds like something you would like.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I would definitely recommend a large French Press over another drip machine. It’s cheap as hell, easy as hell, and should give you a good (if not better) cup of coffee than a cheap drip machine for only 15 bucks.

u/xenetic · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Would the coffee be stale even right after opening the package? I bought this Melitta package that came with a seal under the lid.

I actually do use a Bodum french press because i didn't want to buy a bulky drip coffee maker and it can also be used for making tea.

u/dskatz2 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Look, if you're a beginner, you really can't do better than a french press and basic coffee grinder. The coffee you'll get, while not as good as consistently ground coffee, will still be delicious. I think it's a great place to start and you can eventually graduate up to a higher quality grinder.

I know there will be plenty of differing opinions, but I used a basic coffee grinder with my french press for four years, and the coffee was still excellent.

French Press - Bodum Brazil

Basic Mr. Coffee Grinder

u/mhink · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Along the lines of this- a Bodum French Press makes a few damn good cups of coffee.

u/ajpayne4 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

What you may be referring to is a moka pot and some of the most common ones are from Bialetti. It isn't exactly espresso however.

If a french press is what you're looking for, I would recommend one from Bodum. The one I have is this one and I am very pleased with it.

u/mewfasa · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Now this is a conversation I can get in on.

Let's begin with my stainless steel measuring cups. I bake a lot so these are so useful. The 1/8 cup comes in so much more use than I ever imagined it would. And they're just so much nicer than plastic ones. I want to get a set of stainless steel measuring spoons but haven't yet.

Next, I would probably say my French Press. Coffee is important, and my French Press makes some delicious coffee.

I absolutely love this skillet. Works like magic.

I also recommend this 3 tier cooling rack to everyone. It's so useful and stores so well.

In the fall/winter I use my crock pot a whole lot. I also find having large mason jars to be useful for storing food, though I also have this tupperware.

Finally, my KitchenAid stand mixer. Self explanatory. It's fucking awesome. I just want to spend every waking moment putting it to good use and baking everything under the sun.

Let's do it in the kitchen.

u/VoteLobster · 2 pointsr/Coffee

A French press is going to be cheaper than a Nescafé machine, short term and long term. With a pod machine, you'll be spending lots of money on pods. With a press, you'll be spending a lot less. Cost-wise, a press is a lot cheaper than a pod machine.

Yeah, a press will take longer to prepare than a pod machine, but it makes worlds better coffee if you use good beans.

u/eatsleepski · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I got the Bodum Brazil 8-Cup (34-Ounce) Coffee Press https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_s7r5tb0RRF4D5

As for beans, I would recommend making a post in your city's subreddit and/or google it to find a nice coffee shop that roasts. That's what I did although I've currently shipped in some sttumptown (which I highly reccomend) since I have some connections out west.

u/curlyq592 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I broke around 3 beakers using that one. Switched to this Bodum press and love it!

u/CBlackmer · 1 pointr/Coffee

Not gonna get much kcup or similar love here. They are common for this use but make overpriced weak bad coffee. Have to mention it as it is the mass market solution.

French press is good work kit, but can be messy http://amzn.com/B000KEM4TQ

Aeropress (http://amzn.com/B0047BIWSK) is my work setup.

I used an electric moka pot at work for a while but it was awful loud for a cube, easy though, and moka is somewhere between coffee and espresso. Good conversation piece also. http://amzn.com/B000TDDVL8

Grinder also? Highly recommended to grind right before brew, http://amzn.com/B001804CLY

Good luck!

u/DarthContinent · 1 pointr/AskReddit

One study I found claims that people who drink 4+ cups of coffee daily had less time in the hospital from heart arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation, that sort of thing), my wife has occasional arrhythmia, but I don't think she'd like the idea of loading up on that much coffee in the morning.

For tasty coffee get yourself a [French press](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KEM4TQ?ie=UTF8&tag=darthconti-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000KEM4TQ">Bodum Brazil 8-Cup (34-Ounce) Coffee Press</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=darthconti-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000KEM4TQ" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;") or [AeroPress](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GXZ2GS?ie=UTF8&tag=darthconti-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000GXZ2GS">AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=darthconti-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000GXZ2GS" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;").

u/70mmArabica · 1 pointr/Coffee

So perhaps get a glass one that doesn't have a separable carafe

Edit: One such press looks like Bodum Brazil 8cup

u/slow_one · 1 pointr/Charlotte

This one is the one we have. Works really well.
They make a larger one, too.

u/blahblahwordvomit · 1 pointr/personalfinance

Hi there. May I recommend a blow up mattress microwave and maybe even some sheets and a blanket. (sorry my links are good prices via amazon prime, but i'm not actually suggesting the specific products, just giving examples)


As far as food and cooking goes. /r/eatcheapandhealthy might be a place for you to look into. I personally would recommend you get a big microwave safe bowl (so you can cook rice and other stuff in the microwave if it comes to that), a mug, a kettle, a frying pan, a pot, a knife, fork, spoon, and big wooden spoon. For the dishes and stuff, go check out your nearest salvation army or goodwill. You can buy a plate from 40 years ago that will work just fine for another 40 years for less than a buck.


For food figure out how much you eat and what circumstances you need to eat them in. For example, you take public transit to work in the morning and would ideally pick up coffee and a bagel on your way to work. You could brew you own coffee in a french press or regular coffee maker or make it with instant using water from your kettle. Maybe make yourself a homemade granola bar to eat instead of the bagel. Maybe you have a microwave at work, make some chili to bring in or if you can't nuke your food something like a veggie pizza or a tuna salad


u/Ins0mn1ac · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This one is a little enormous, but I have it and love it
http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-8-Cup-34-Ounce-Coffee/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=pd_sim_k_1

u/bodhitreefrog · 1 pointr/environment

I prefer my French Press. It doesn't use paper or plastic filters. No waste. Here's the brand I got.
Special note: I do have to buy whole bean coffee and grind it on the "coarse" ground setting on my grinder. The normal ground coffee is too small and will not work in a French Press.
However, many stores have coffee grinders too, like Albertsons or Ralphs etc.

u/bbobeckyj · 1 pointr/Coffee

Get the Encore. Ideally a cheap $10 scale but I've found with experience that I can consistently eyeball it well enough with the scoop which came with something I bought. $12 kettle. $15.50 Clever dripper if it's cheap enough and some $6 papers (or off brand instore somewhere cheaper) or a $11.50 french press.

If you can get the Encore at 70, and just the kettle and brewer (no scale) that's just under 100.

Edit. I forgot you'd need to weigh the water to get the proportions correct and consistent, and would need a scale for that but, because water has many special magic properties you can just measure it 500ml=500g etc, so a cheap $1 plastic jug could also work.

u/SeattleStudent4 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Are you looking for convenience and the ability to make a lot of coffee at once, or do you want to get the best cup of coffee you can for the money, even it's just one cup at a time and you have to do a little work?

If it's the former, then a basic coffee machine is your only option based on your budget. If it's the latter, then I think an Aeropress is the way to go. I'd recommend it over a pourover cone + filters (like the Melitta or V60) because it's going to be easier to consistently produce a good cup of coffee without a scale and gooseneck kettle.

You could also get a French Press which isn't much work, but a scale would be a good idea. Fortunately you have room for both in your budget. For example:

https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-French-Press-Coffee/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1543210385&sr=1-8&keywords=french+press

https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Kitchen-Scale-Food-Multifunction/dp/B01JTDG084/ref=sr_1_5?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1543210468&sr=1-5&keywords=kitchen+scale

$25 total, and you don't really need to invest in anything else. A coffee grinder would be ideal, but that won't work with your budget.
EDIT: On second thought, I think this is your best bet!


You also have to consider how much you're willing to spend on coffee. Freshly-roasted beans are going to be a lot more expensive than something like Folger's; anywhere from $8-9/lb at the cheapest to $20+/lb. If your budget doesn't allow for that then I don't think it makes a lot of sense to go the pourover/French Press/Aeropress route, as they won't enhance low quality coffee very much.

u/RationalLies · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Here's a tip:

If you just want to drink drip coffee (not espresso), forget any and all coffee machines. I don't care if you spent $200 on some Keurig or other abomination.

Spend $20 and get a French press. Just add hot water (electric kettle for $20 is a no brainer) and ditch everything else. It's a joke.

Any coffee machine that uses paper filters is robbing you of flavor (and also usually doesn't seep the grounds long enough). Paper filters absorb oils from the coffee that are good for you and most importantly provide a fuller flavor.

A small upgrade to a French press setup is to get a cheapo coffee grinder and ONLY BUY WHOLE BEAN. You grind just enough right before you brew. Preground coffee is dried out and doesn't stay fresh. I don't care if you spend $40 a pound on preground. It's an abomination.

Here's some low barrier to entry tools:

French press:

https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-French-Press-Coffee/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=French+press&qid=1550357503&s=gateway&sr=8-5

Electric kettle:

https://www.amazon.com/Ovente-BPA-Free-Protection-Indicator-KG83B/dp/B00DEPGY7G/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?keywords=electric+kettle&qid=1550357576&s=gateway&sr=8-9

Cheap coffee grinder:

https://www.amazon.com/KRUPS-Electric-Coffee-Grinder-Stainless/dp/B00004SPEU/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=Coffee+grinder&qid=1550357622&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Decent beans:

https://www.amazon.com/illy-Whole-Bean-Roast-Coffee/dp/B07FN5763G/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=Whole+bean+Illy+arabica&qid=1550357761&s=gateway&sr=8-4

u/YanonAmos · 1 pointr/Coffee

I've been using a french press for my morning coffee and it's very consistent. Easy enough to make 450 or whatever amount. A quality grinder makes a huge difference. I have the Bodum Brazil 8 cup (http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-French-Coffee-34-Ounce/dp/B000KEM4TQ). Only 26.25 on Amazon right now, and you don't have to worry about buying filters.

I still use my chemex on the weekends when I have a little more time. The french press is nice because you pretty much just dump the grinds and the water in the press, wait a few minutes and press. I can set it up and make a quick breakfast at the same time, where as the chemex requires adding more water every minute.

u/jamievlong · 1 pointr/Coffee

This to heat your water: https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-1-0L-Electric-Kettle-BV3825B/dp/B005YR0GDA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1495751642&sr=8-2&keywords=bonavita+kettle

This to brew your coffee in: https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Brazil-French-Coffee-34-Ounce/dp/B000KEM4TQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1495751673&sr=8-7&keywords=french+press

The electric kettle is quiet and will not whistle when the water reaches boil temperature. French Press because it wont make any noise because you're just pushing a plunger down.

If you use whole beans, just grind them up earlier in the day so you won't wake anyone and if you buy pre-ground coffee then you're set. Also, by getting these you're upgrading your coffee equipment without spending a ton of money and if you plan on in the future to become quite the connoisseur of coffee, well, you already have what you need.

u/jonconley · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Work has by far the worst coffee I have ever tasted, so I will sneak down to the patient coffee area if I am in need.


On a day like today (it is 4:45AM and I am at work because I couldn't sleep at all), I am going with the French Press.


At home, I have a Toddy sitting on the counter making a large amount of cold-brew.

If it isn't black, it is Bulletproof. Instead of Kerry-gold butter, I use Kalona Supernatural as it is grass-fed and very local.


I'm not as picky as you would think about the bean, but the quality does make a big difference when it comes to the cold brew. A range of flavors I have never tasted in typical brewed coffee.

u/TheTheoryJackBuilt · 1 pointr/Coffee

We can help you out a little better if you had some sort of budget. When I was 13 I got about $5-10 a week from my parents but I knew others that received more or even nothing at all. I'll try to aim for what a typical intro to coffee setup would look like.

So with any method you use the first and most important step is the beans. They should ideally be whole bean and roasted semi-recently (a couple days to weeks ago). This is going to be a reoccurring purchase for you/your parents depending on how often you drink coffee. Price could be anywhere from $7/lb to $15/lb.

Setup 1: You can buy the $8 reusable keurig pod and grind your own coffee. With this method you could get away with using a regular bladed grinder probably. Or you can step it up a bit and buy $25 this hand grinder that gets recommended on here a lot. I have it, it worked pretty well when I was first getting into coffee. You just grinder your beans, fill the pod, and use as normal. Cost for parts: $8-$34

Setup 2: If you get the same $25 hand grinder you can then get either a $24 french press (give a more oily cup, there will always be particulates in your mug, you can also make ~8 cups of coffee with this method) or you can go with the very often recommended, and my current favorite way to make a quick cup, the $26 aeropress. This only makes 1-2 cups at a time but it's hard to make a bad cup with it. Cost of parts: ~$50

You should look of reviews for both the french press and aeropress methods on here or online to figure out what meets your needs better. If these are still to expensive then you can try goodwills or garage sells.

u/tangenttoyou · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

hi there - not a coffee drinker, but my friends love this. French Press also my friend took it camping with her so I think its definitely able to be brought hiking, backpacking, nuclear holocaust! :)

u/ExPwN · 1 pointr/DumpsterDiving

Check this out. You don't want to get a cheap press, they'll break under the stress of heating/cooling.

u/my_man_krishna · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

BIFL coffe maker: the Bodum Brazil coffee press.

It costs less than an electric coffee maker, lasts many times longer than any except the best ($$$) Italian ones, makes better coffee than any shop in town, and uses no paper filters.

Years ago, I was using a POS Mr. Coffee electric coffee maker and bought a Bodum French press, as a "supplemental" device. Once I realized how much better the coffee tasted when I had precise control over the brewing temperature, I gave the Mr. Coffee to Goodwill and kept the Bodum.

It's been 8 years. I did need to replace a broken carafe, but that minor inconvenience greatly offsets the expense of buying paper filters.

u/high9 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Damn, was available this morning, oh well. So I was thinking of ordering these.

press ginder pot

Only thing I am unsure about is the grinder.

u/KoreanDominican · 1 pointr/Coffee

I use a the three cup version of this Bodum and haven't had any problems. One thing I noticed is that when I switched to buying whole beans and using a burr grinder it really cut back on the grit. Also decanting instead of just pouring helps too. In the end what's french press coffee without the last sip giving you a little surprise.

u/texh89 · 0 pointsr/Coffee

bro you got a few options for your 120$ budget..

so you have mr.coffee grinder and its working perfectly right? if so than you can skip grinder part and go with coffee makers

1- 3cup MokaPot $23 with a bodum Brazil French Press $20 and a Milk Pitcher $8, so why i offered such package.. its about 50$ in total and you can make really strong cup of coffee in mokapot and use frenchpress to froth milk so you can do latte art with the pitcher.. o and when u want to make coffee in french press u can... Total $50

2- get an AeroPress $30 with this Frenchpress $15 and aboved mention pitcher for aeropress lattes... Total $50

3- Get MiniPresso Espresso Maker $59 with aboved mentioned frenchpress and latte pitcher,,,Total $80

4- Get Delonghi EC155 Espresso Machine $89 with a latte pitcher.. Total $95

and finally with all that a $5 digital gram scale

all these will work fine with me.coffee grinder as none requires fine grind or have a presurized portafilter

u/HawkeyeGK · -1 pointsr/Coffee

French presses are easy and simple. It's kinda hard to screw one up. This for twenty bucks is perfectly fine. They will all have instructions. It's not complicated. Insert hot water. Insert coffee grounds. Let sit. Squish out the grounds with the coil thing and pour into a cup. Spend 10 minutes washing the coil thing out.

u/Vladimir_Pooptin · -2 pointsr/Coffee

My "bare minimum setup" for good coffee would be a hario mini mill grinder, a french press and beans roasted <30 days ago