Random Bits of Projects

November 16, 2008

French Press Review-The Big Bodum

Just popping in. As of 2011, I really do like the Big Bodum. It is worth getting. If you are new to french presses, there will be a few things to get used to, but the flavor is much richer.

Old post below, maybe it will still be helpful. I hope to rewrite it within a reasonable time.


I have had a small french press for years and liked it very well. Due to this, I figured bigger would be better so I can easily share with my husband without having to make one mug at a time. I came across a sale and purchased a 12 cup (4 regular mugs) Bodum french press. My original was Bodum so I wanted to stick to the brand since I liked it very much.

  • Brand: Bodum
  • Model: Chambord
  • Size: 12 cup. 1.5L/51 oz.


October 10, 2008

Using a Stove-Top Espresso Maker

Making a nice espresso does not need to have a big expensive machine to do it. All you need is one simple device. A stove-top espresso maker.

These handy things come in many shapes and sizes. Some will even pour the espresso into one or more cups for you. The one I am going to show you is a basic kettle type.

Here I will show you how to use the one I have and review it.


September 14, 2008

French Press Review

If you like coffee and would like to try a different way to fix it that brings out the flavor, consider a French Press. It is very easy to use and does not take much more time than drip coffee makers or maybe even the same amount of time, depending on how strong you like it. I find the coffee tastes a bit like coffee with a hint of espresso.

Here I review my own French press.