We have put our favorite Bodum products to the test and here to share our top must-haves from this Danish company I am very happy that Bodum has become a globally recognized brand. For as long as I can remember it was a mainstay in my house, especially for tea and I am excited to share my favorites with you. I continue to be amazed by the new Bodum products coming out and look forward to seeing what comes next. Check out our favorites:
Bodum was established in 1944 when Peter and Britta Bodum launched the company in Copenhagen. It initially began as a glass import business but in the early 50s they brought the first vacuum coffee maker to the market and a brand was born. In 1958 they followed the SANTOS vacuum coffeemaker which made Bodum a household name well into the 1970s
My introduction to Bodum came in 1991 when they launched the tea press. I have never been one for coffee so when an easy to brew option became available for tea I was quick to add it to my wishlist. Since then I have had a Bodum teapot in my kitchen. It completely changed how I drank and enjoyed tea. I was able to step outside the, at the time, very basic tea bags of English breakfast and black blends to lose teas to mix and match for just the perfect flavor.
Check out my list of favorite Bodum products to fit any kitchen and taste. Coffee and tea drinkers holding hands and enjoying a hot cup of their favorite drink.
Favorite Bodum products for Coffee Enthusiasts
I asked my Coffee loving friend which Bodum press she preferred. She has bought a few over the years and she came back with a resounding: CHAMBORD which you can get in 4, 8 and 12 cups.
Personally, I am very intrigued by the newly released ePEBO Vacuum coffee maker which take the vacuum coffee to a whole new level for the coffee connoisseur. I admit I do love innovative new products and this is right up my alley. Now, if only I drank coffee.
Favorite Bodum Products for the Tea Drinkers too
For Tea, I am going back to basics. My first love, the Assam which you can get in 17, 34 and 51 oz. Yes, I briefly got distracted by the shape and style of the Chambord but keep going back to my trusted friend. It is beautiful in glass and stainless steel. It cleans up like a dream and looks amazing as you watch your tea turn just the perfect color. The quality is impeccable too. I even tried a cheaper off-brand alternative after one of my kids accidentally broke the pot I had been using for over 10 years but it didn’t last. Less than 6 months later I was back looking for a new pot again and went back to Bodum.
I did notice that Bodum now has an all stainless steel tea press, Columbia, which has me intrigued. It is beautiful and timeless and most of all durable. I have 3 kids and so far 1 is a tea fanatic. Unfortunately, the glass pots break and I have stopped counting how many have broken. Ok, it’s 2 so not nearly as bad as I make it sound. The only downside is that you cannot see the tea being brewed so if you go by color it may be a bit harder. Still, it’s on my list for the next one we buy and I will let you know once we have tested it.
Everything in between.
I love the idea of the Bodum glasses but I admit to being skeptical. How in the world can you drink a hot beverage from a glass? I am here to tell you it works and you will be as amazed as I am.
Sometimes it is just the little things that set something apart. Like enjoying a cup of tea and still be able to watch the beautiful color of the liquid. Nowhere do you see that as much as you do in the BISTRO line of Coffee/Tea mugs. With the double-walled construction and clean Danish design, you cannot go wrong. Even better, they come in 3 sizes so you can get a 15 oz mug for those days when you need a little extra to get going.
Another great option is for cold drinks on a hot summer day. I am partial to SKÅL. Maybe because it means Cheers in Danish and it is a word that conjures up summer nights spent with friends or maybe because it looks like a beer glass inside a glass. Whichever it is we love ours.
I feel like the list is not quite complete without mentioning my trusty coffee grinder which hasn’t actually ever ground any coffee. My Bodum grinder has been my trusty partner in crime for years cooking with whole spices instead of pre-ground. It probably is time to upgrade as it has seen better days. I accidentally cracked the lid but taped saved the day and it is back to being the little grinder that could. We try to not discard items just to buy new but once the old one stops working I am getting the nice silver grinder to up my spice grinding game.
We highly recommend Bodum for both Tea and Coffee drinkers alike. Isn’t it nice how we can get along again? It is a quality product that you get years of use out of and it looks beautiful on your table. Share your experiences and favorites with us, maybe we will check it out too.