I like my coffee made the way I like my work day to pass by- quick and efficient. That being said, drip coffee is my preferred method of preparation, and I thought I would share my three favorite items that help me get through the day. I never considered coffee as chemistry until I was introduced to the Chemex brand. Their pourover glass coffee makers are a delight to use, and I don’t have to worry about babysitting it. It’s also easy to use and incredibly stylish. I like to think that the manufacturer thought about the aesthetics while still taking the utmost care to ensure that the glass is formed in such a way that it provides maximum efficiency. Though that’s not to say something bigger and more machine-like would be out of the question. Which leads right into the standard drip coffee maker. It might be more space consuming, but there can’t be anything wrong with pushing a few buttons and receiving coffee in return. I’ve owned a few over my coffee drinking years, but I think the one that gets the spotlight is the Jura-Capresso MT600. I had never used a drip maker that came with a thermal carafe, and there really is no going back to glass for me. I don’t have to worry about leaving it on; the carafe does the work for me so even if I want a cup hours later I’m not disappointed with cold coffee. I’m also incredibly pleased at the fact that it has specific short pot brew settings used to minimize terrible flavor. I’ve created burned, over extracted brews before trying to make a few cups instead of a full pot. The control pad has a special setting for 3-5 cups, which is perfect when I’m brewing for myself. Last but absolutely not my least favorite would have to be the french press. Specifically the Chambord from Bodum. The most enjoyable step in the coffee making process with this little number would be mixing the water with the coffee, for two reasons. One, you can control how strong or light you want the taste to be. Two, it produces an excellently balanced cup no matter your desired preference. Additionally, there’s another reason I enjoy this product. It doubles as a fantastic way to brew tea at home. The seal in the press allows for both coffee grounds and loose leaf to be neatly contained and not let through. So if you don’t have a boule à thé handy and own one of these, you’re in luck. Drip can be a fun way to make a regular cup of coffee into an exciting process. These three items are all assets to the drip coffee team in the ways that they provide delightful brews. With more innovative ideas like pourover units and glass coffee makers, it doesn’t surprise me that more establishments are cropping up that utilize them.
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French press coffee is a long standing tradition. Bodum has done its part in upholding that tradition with the Chambord line of French Presses. Available in a variety of sizes as well as two unbreakable models, there is bound to be a Bodum Chambord French Press that is perfect for you. Take a look at the Bodum line of quality French Presses in this video.