Bodum Pour-Over Review

Bodum Pour-Over
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
A more affordable version of the Chemex Classic Series, the Bodum Pour-Over features Chemex's signature design plus a mesh filter and silicone collar. Though not as durable as the Chemex, this Bodum is a quality alternative.
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Key Features of the Bodum Pour-Over

Key Features of Bodum Pour-Over

  • Material: Glass
  • Filter: Stainless steel, permanent
  • Volume: 3 models – 17 oz, 34 oz, 51 oz
  • Made In: Portugal

Bodum Pour-Over Overview

Similar in design to the Chemex Classic Series, the Bodum Pour-Over is a sleek and beautifully designed option for those who prefer manual drip brewing.

The Bodum brewer comes in three different sizes and 10 different silicone color combinations — one of which is just cork and not actually silicone — for a comfortable, temperature-resistant grip that resists water.

This is an important distinction between Bodum and Chemex as the above Chemex brewer has a wood collar that you have to be careful not to get wet.

The Bodum comes with a permanent mesh filter made of stainless steel mesh and a BPA-free plastic cage. It isn’t the best filter, though, and makes coffee that tastes and feels a little like French press coffee. I’d suggest getting a better mesh filter or, if you prefer paper filters, placing a paper filter in the permanent filter.

A word of caution: Be careful when handling this brewer. The glass is pretty thin. The 34 oz Bodum weighs 1.6 lbs compared to 1.9 lbs for the 30 oz Chemex. Some of that will be the weight difference between the silicone and wood collars, but some of it is the Bodum’s thinner glass.

Pros
  • Models range up to 51 oz
  • Comes with permanent mesh filter
  • Beautiful design
Cons
  • Glass is pretty thin
  • Included permanent filter isn’t great quality
  • Silicone sleeve may not be wide enough to prevent touching hot glass

Is the Bodum Pour-Over for you?

Is Bodum Pour-Over for you?

For Chemex-style brewing at half of the price, go with the Bodum Pour-Over coffee maker.

It’s not without its flaws — thin glass and low quality permanent filter chief among them — but overlal the positives vastly outweigh the negatives with this well-designed, high-value manual drip coffee maker.

Bodum Pour-Over Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Bodum Pour-Over!

Check out Bodum Pour-Over!

Bodum Pour-Over
A more affordable version of the Chemex Classic Series, the Bodum Pour-Over features Chemex's signature design plus a mesh filter and silicone collar. Though not as durable as the Chemex, this Bodum is a quality alternative.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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