The Bodum Pour Over Review
Owners: Peter Bodum (Founder) Jorgen Bodum (current owner)
Amazon Rating 4.2 stars out of 5
Bodum Pour Over Overview
This coffee maker makes your morning quick and easy. Perfect for the couple that is eco conscious. The Bodum Pour over is a manual coffee maker, no electricity or batteries. Boil 8 cups of hot water and slowly pour over the coffee grinds in the filter. The glass keeps your coffee hot for about 1 hour.
The Good & the Bad
PRO #1 Light weight
PRO #2 Easy to clean
PRO #3 No internal tubing to get clogged up
PRO #4 Fine stainless-steel mesh filter included
PRO #5 Quick brewing
PRO #6 Can be used anywhere, anytime
PRO #7 Reasonable price
PRO #8 Color and size options available
PRO #9 No additional accessories required
PRO #10 Machine washable
CON #1 Rubber neck gets hot
CON #2 Not made for open flame
CON #3 Coffee dust will settle at bottom
CON #4 Wide neck with band not suitable for small hands
CON #5 Wide mouth spout creates a wide pour
CON #6 Glass is breakable
Who is this for?
The Bodum is for any coffee lover.
SCANDINAVIA- Home Office
BODUM® (SKANDINAVIEN) A/S
Humlebæk Strandvej 21
T +45 49 14 80 00
F +45 49 18 18 44
USA (CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA)
BODUM® USA, Inc.
601 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
F +1 212 367 8855
Company Website: https://www.bodum.com/gb/en/
Amazon Prime Price $19.98
My Final Opinion of Bodum Pour Over
I have used my Bodum Pour Over coffee maker for a few months now and I love it. The price is perfect, it won’t break the bank. Each color and size differ in pricing, the one listed in this review is white and 51oz. If you are a person who doesn’t drink 6 cups of coffee, there is the 17 oz with a cork neck band for $17.59. The size options are 17 oz, 34 oz and 51 oz. The color options are black, cork, white, lime green, pinkish red, sand and another shade of green they call turquois.
The 51 oz coffee maker weighs 1.74 lbs. The 34 oz coffee maker weights 1.08 lbs. The 17oz coffee maker weighs 12.8 oz. These weights are without coffee. You can hand wash with a bottle brush or put this in your dishwasher. Hand washing will be just as quick and easy as machine washing since there are 4 pieces. The brewing time is 3-4 minutes. The steel mesh filter allows the essential oils to filter through giving a unique aroma and taste to your coffee. Some pour over coffee makers require filters to be purchased separately adding to your cost, this does not.
If the glass being hot is a concern, there is a double wall pour over option and a double wall with a glass handle. I wrap a kitchen towel around mine to hold in the heat and to pour without the worry of grabbing a hot rubber neck. Depending on whether you are more sensitive to temperature, you may be able to handle the warmth of the rubber neck. I use a towel, my husband does not.
If you do not have the plastic pour guide in the correct position, the pour will go in that direction (see pictures). The 51 oz is too wide at the neck for me to use one hand to pour, I need both hands. If you have big hands, then you’re fine. To some, this may matter. All glass is fragile, so yes if you drop it in the sink while washing it, it will break. Great thing is it’s not expensive to replace.
You can customize it to your liking. You can use this at the office, RV, small apartment, tiny house, hotel room and anywhere that you can boil water in a pot or kettle, pour over the coffee grinds and wash out the Bodum when finished. The brewing process is different from the standard coffee machine and does produce a flavorful coffee. You will notice a slight oily film on the surface of your coffee when poured, this is from the oils in the coffee itself and is normal. If you don’t prefer the essential oils in your coffee, use a paper filter in the mesh filter to remove the coffee dust and oils.