Chambord is a true original - the classic French press coffee maker designed in the fifties. Still produced with the same painstaking craftsmanship used way back when with the original. The frame and lid, made of steel, undergo several chrome plating processes to obtain a durable shiny surface that will last for many years of intense use. The only difference in the production process since the fifties is Bodum's commitment to the highest standards of environmentally correct manufacturing, which is especially important during the chrome plating process.The black Polypropylene handle comes in a matte finish that not only gives a comfortable grip while serving but adds to the classic quality of the design.
The French press system has always been the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of coffee. Using fresh coarse ground beans with water between 198 and 204 degrees Fahrenheit brings out the very best in all types of coffee. Simply measure out one rounded tablespoon of coarse ground per 4-ounce cup, pour very hot (not boiling) water over it, let the contents brew for at least 4 minutes, then slowly depress the plunger, resulting is one of the richest cups of coffee you'll ever taste.