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Cafetiere for my Office
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Advantages: Easy to use, easy to clean
Disadvantages: None yet
This is just one of my many coffee pots - I like my coffee and unfortunately have 3 offices at work, therefore have had to get a pot for each as well as the ones I have at home! I am therefore are aquatinted with coffee pots.
This was the third pot I purchased the previous two are also Bodum cafetieres, but other two were both eight cup pots, this is a three cup pot.
About the Pot
It's a glass beaker held in by a stainless steel frame. The lid is black plastic and the plunger part is incorporated in the lid. The filter part of the plunger, a round mesh which fills diameter of the glass beaker and is what stops the coffee grains ending up in the coffee screws apart so the mesh can be washed.
This coffee filter is supposively an three cup pot. However the only way you would get three cups out of it is if they were espresso sized! I find it makes one and a bit normal sized mugs of coffee if filled almost to the top. To make my mug of coffee I use one heaped scoop of coffee, which I would say makes medium strong coffee, but this does depend on the brand I use. When making coffee I heat the pot out before adding the coffee and then add boiling water and stir, before putting the lid on and leaving the mesh filter part sitting on top of the liquid. After about three minutes, when the coffee has had time to "brew" I plunge the filter down to the bottom of the pot. I find this makes the best coffee, and if the coffee isn't left to brew for long enough then it's a bit tasteless.
The lid and plunger come off the pot and the mesh part of the plunger can be screwed apart so it it can be thoroughly cleaned. The glass beaker comes out of its metal frame so it is to clean. I purposely chose one with a metal frame, as I have one other pot with the metal frame and one with a plastic one and the plastic one is difficult to clean as the glass beaker is permanently stuck into it. Washing up liquid and hot water cleans the pot nicely and occasionally I take the pot home and dish wash the glass beaker though I have never put the plastic lid in the dishwasher as I am worried it will ruin the plastic.
I have not had any problems with this pot, however I have smashed the beaker from my first Bodum pot and the screw which holds the metal mesh on the filter of my second Bodum coffee pot has broken, hence both are now out of order. It is possible to get Bodum spares online, however the postage makes it very expensive and not really worth it in the scheme of how much it would cost just to buy a new pot. If I come across a Bodum store I will buy a new screw as it was only £3 online before postage, the beaker is a bit more expensive, about £8 I think, but this was for the eight cup size.
I've had this pot for a while, I think it cost around £10 three years ago.
All in All
I do like my little Bodum pot and it has proved to be a faithful little friend who keeps me company in one of my offices which is tucked away in the corner of one of my work's buildings!
Summary: My faithful little cafetiere
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