Bodum Travel Press Set Coffee Maker - Black from Amazon.co.uk £9.99 (free delivery with Prime/£10 Spend)
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Bodum Travel Press Set Coffee Maker - Black from Amazon.co.uk £9.99 (free delivery with Prime/£10 Spend)

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Found 29th Apr 2014
Enjoy a single-serving of French Press coffee or loose leaf tea on the go with Bodum's Travel French Press. Silicone and mesh filter reduces sediment. To use: add 3-4 tablespoons coarse ground coffee, preferred milk and sweetener, and hot water to the mug. Stir contents, replace lid with plunger up, and go. After 4 minutes press down the plunger and enjoy. Stainless steel double wall design with a vacuum seal maintains heat for hours while remaining cool to the touch. This Coffee maker furthermore comes with an extra lid.

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ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on it.

because once you put the coffee in under the mesh you lose close to 1/3 of the volume of the cup

the mesh doesnt stop coffee granules passing around it (when you press the plunger the granules escape around the side of the mesh and float on the surface) so every first sip i took was a mouthful of granules.

if you leave it for any length of time the coffee gets darker and darker (as you have not removed the grounds so they continue to steep) . I LOVE strong coffee but after 20 mins it became undrinkable.

its also a pain to clean (assuming you are taking it out of the house)

in the end i bought a proper steel thermal mug and make espresso coffee at home and thwn keep it hot til i get to work.

if you want to make fresh coffee from ground on the move its one of only a few limited options you have (the rest are mainly in cup filters or strainers).

That said this is a good price. paid 17 for mine.

Regprentice

ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on … ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on it.because once you put the coffee in under the mesh you lose close to 1/3 of the volume of the cup the mesh doesnt stop coffee granules passing around it (when you press the plunger the granules escape around the side of the mesh and float on the surface) so every first sip i took was a mouthful of granules.if you leave it for any length of time the coffee gets darker and darker (as you have not removed the grounds so they continue to steep) . I LOVE strong coffee but after 20 mins it became undrinkable.its also a pain to clean (assuming you are taking it out of the house)in the end i bought a proper steel thermal mug and make espresso coffee at home and thwn keep it hot til i get to work.if you want to make fresh coffee from ground on the move its one of only a few limited options you have (the rest are mainly in cup filters or strainers).That said this is a good price. paid 17 for mine.



Thanks for the comprehensive and helpful comment.

Regprentice

ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on … ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on it.because once you put the coffee in under the mesh you lose close to 1/3 of the volume of the cup the mesh doesnt stop coffee granules passing around it (when you press the plunger the granules escape around the side of the mesh and float on the surface) so every first sip i took was a mouthful of granules.if you leave it for any length of time the coffee gets darker and darker (as you have not removed the grounds so they continue to steep) . I LOVE strong coffee but after 20 mins it became undrinkable.its also a pain to clean (assuming you are taking it out of the house)in the end i bought a proper steel thermal mug and make espresso coffee at home and thwn keep it hot til i get to work.if you want to make fresh coffee from ground on the move its one of only a few limited options you have (the rest are mainly in cup filters or strainers).That said this is a good price. paid 17 for mine.



Was going to buy one of these until i read you review. Saved myself the tenner. Thanks

Regprentice

ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on … ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on it.because once you put the coffee in under the mesh you lose close to 1/3 of the volume of the cup the mesh doesnt stop coffee granules passing around it (when you press the plunger the granules escape around the side of the mesh and float on the surface) so every first sip i took was a mouthful of granules.if you leave it for any length of time the coffee gets darker and darker (as you have not removed the grounds so they continue to steep) . I LOVE strong coffee but after 20 mins it became undrinkable.its also a pain to clean (assuming you are taking it out of the house)in the end i bought a proper steel thermal mug and make espresso coffee at home and thwn keep it hot til i get to work.if you want to make fresh coffee from ground on the move its one of only a few limited options you have (the rest are mainly in cup filters or strainers).That said this is a good price. paid 17 for mine.


Can only echo what's been said here. A good idea in principle which (sadly) works very poorly in practice. I wouldn't recommend this, particularly not as a "travel" mug, which to many people would indicate that it's completely watertight - it isn't. It's better than a lot of others in this respect, but it still leaks when tilted/inverted.

On the plus side, it does a great job of keeping your drink warm for a long time.

Regprentice

ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on … ive had one of these (in lime green) for two years and i gave up on it.because once you put the coffee in under the mesh you lose close to 1/3 of the volume of the cup the mesh doesnt stop coffee granules passing around it (when you press the plunger the granules escape around the side of the mesh and float on the surface) so every first sip i took was a mouthful of granules.if you leave it for any length of time the coffee gets darker and darker (as you have not removed the grounds so they continue to steep) . I LOVE strong coffee but after 20 mins it became undrinkable.its also a pain to clean (assuming you are taking it out of the house)in the end i bought a proper steel thermal mug and make espresso coffee at home and thwn keep it hot til i get to work.if you want to make fresh coffee from ground on the move its one of only a few limited options you have (the rest are mainly in cup filters or strainers).That said this is a good price. paid 17 for mine.



Opened the thread thinking, "How on earth would that work with all the traditional problems of a french press, if they have solved them for under a tenner its a right bargain..."

Everything you described is exactly what I would imagine from something like this. Especially the cleaning thing, without a sink and soapy water they are a pain in the backside.

Been this price (or around this price) for years in my local coffee merchant.

I have owned two, and some of the issues Regprentice raises are quite correct. The biggest problem being the granules not being trapped under the mesh. You need to use a very coarse grind which is not going to allow much flavour to be extracted.

Fine for the price but i prefer making the coffee at home and putting it in a stainless steel Bodum cup.

I've owned one for 3 yrs. I love it and have none of the problems described above and I use it on a daily basis. Just ordered another one. Thanks for posting!

If you want a French press-style method without the mess and grits I can highly recommend the Aeropress system. Makes lovely smooth coffee and it's a doddle to empty/clean. Bit more expensive than a regular press jug, but great if you want a nice cup of coffee at work.

amazon.co.uk/Aer…ess

DJBenz

If you want a French press-style method without the mess and grits I can … If you want a French press-style method without the mess and grits I can highly recommend the Aeropress system. Makes lovely smooth coffee and it's a doddle to empty/clean. Bit more expensive than a regular press jug, but great if you want a nice cup of coffee at work.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerobie-AeroPress-80R08-Coffee-Maker/dp/B000GXZ2GS/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1398852168&sr=1-1&keywords=aeropress


I second this.
The Aerobie makes damn nice coffee, is small and doesn't require power (well apart from hot water). You even get crema which is near impossible with a filter or standard press.

I have one of these and the larger 0.5l version as well. I take them with me all over the world. I use a standard french press coffee blend from Tesco's and rarely have any grinds in my coffee. Once you have pressed the coffee, the grinds are held under the filter, compressed at the bottom, and as such do not continue to strengthen the coffee in my experience.
Mine also came with a second lid which allows me to use them for other drinks as well.

Just noticed this isn't the stainless steel version! My above comments may not apply to this plastic one.

joedastudd

I second this.The Aerobie makes damn nice coffee, is small and doesn't … I second this.The Aerobie makes damn nice coffee, is small and doesn't require power (well apart from hot water). You even get crema which is near impossible with a filter or standard press.



I struggle to get any creme on mine, not sure if there is a particular technique but certainly give a decent cup of coffee.

The stainless steel one doesn't have these problems and is also £9.99 in red on Amazon from Amazon.
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