BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker – Great product.

I had a bodum polycarbonate version before, which was great, but dropped it / knocked it over a number of times & eventually cracked it, so that it leaked. This stainless one is much better. . More robust & the coffee will stay hot for 3 hours. . Should one want to enjoy it a sip at a time over that period .Freshly ground coffee, hot water just off the boil [92-95 deg c perhaps a touch of sugar , wait 4 mins+, push down the ‘press’. A perfect way to enjoy a real coffee on the go if you have a plungerless top from the polycarbonate version, spare. These also fit , so good for a take away coffee . ]

I would definitely recommend this product. I use it every day going to work. Once you remember to heat the flask with hot water for a few minutes before you make the coffee it will stay warm for 3 or more hours at least. It’s not leak proof, so best to keep upright.

Much cheaper than in storebrilliant for travel, however must be kept upright at all times as not leak proof. Keeps hot drinks warm for long periods of one and good use for cafetière.

  • Looks good and works well
  • Body Travel Mug a Bonus
  • Well-made and works extremely well.

Bought my partner this for his christmas and he loves it. It’s not completely air tight so if you knock it over it will spill but that’s expected with the plunger.

This is my go to way of making coffee if im not inside my house. Makes great coffee and is easy to clean out. Much cheaper to buy this and remember to bring coffee than continually go to a coffee shop.

Features of BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

  • Capacity: 0.35 L, 12 oz
  • French press and stainless steel
  • Non-skid rubber base and comfortable, ergonomic grip with silicone band
  • The flow of fluids can be adjusted with an easy turn of the screw with in the lid

My husband loves this, he takes it work and has fresh coffee throughout the day.

This cafetiere is identical to bodum’s insulated mug with the addition of a plunger fitted into the lid.

Using this at work, really keeps my coffee warm as hell for hours.

I’ve bought lots of travel mugs over the years and this is definitely the best. The cup keeps the coffee really hot, i usually have to take the lid off for a while after my 45minute journey to work to let it cool down enough to drink. It has a screw top so very safe in the car, very easy to use and wash.

This cup/press keeps your coffee so warm it still feels likes it has just been made an hour later. Whilst i think this is a big improvement on my previous bodum cup, which didnt have the press, you dont get as much to drink because of the grinds at the bottom. So there is a bit of a trade off between this and the non press version. With this you can be out of the door , coffee in hand a little quicker and with less mess, but you wont have quite so much drinkable coffee.

Bought this to replace the plastic bodum travel press (which i’d had replaced twice and eventually got refunded on, as they cracked when pouring hot water into them) and this is a much better offering. Unlike the plastic version, this keeps the coffee hot for ages. I got it on offer for £18 which was only £5 more than the plastic ones i owned and its well worth the extra money.

Unlike most other travel mugs, this one has a plunger for coffee/tea and is a true vacuum flask. This means that, although it’s a bit heavier than others, it really does keep drinks hot for a *long* time — watch out when taking a drink even after a couple of hours. It also has a well-made clip for the drinking/pouring hole and the top screws on securely. The rubber grip makes holding easy, although the outside never gets particularly hot anyway due to the vacuum nature of the flask and the extremely low rate of heat loss. Overall, an extremely high quality flask and well worth the money.

Works well, keeps coffee warm and easy to use when on the go. 4* as minor issue with occasionally getting coffee granules in my mouth at the end of the drink. This is probably due in part to slightly over filling it occasionally.

I thought this was a great idea. Makes a really nice coffee for on the go and keeps it hot.

Worth paying a bit more for rugged materials. The plastic one is good but cracked pretty easily when it was accidentally dropped.

I have found this to be a great little gadget for making a fresh mug of coffee in the office. You need a supply of hot water as this is not a flask. So at home or in the office its ideal (or anywhere with boiling water), due to this its not really suitable for travelling and making a coffee on the go. Build quality is great, brushed metal finish and a nice rubber bottom is a nice touch. If you like milk in your coffee, then the best way i found is to add it before you screw on the lid and press the coffee. Once its pressed, there is no easy way of adding the milk short of pouring very carefully through the small mouth piece.

This product is so handy and makes me happy every single day. The quality is really good, i use it during the morning while studying and keeps my coffee hot for the whole morning. It’s a bit weird to add sugar and milk because you’re supposed to use a french press to make black coffee, but the taste still the same. The delivery was faster than expected and the packaging was in good condition. I expected a regular lid as well (i saw that some bodum french press mugs come with it) but it only has the one that you see in the picture.

I was forever making a cup of coffee and getting so engrossed in what i was doing, that before i knew it my drink had gone cold. This bodum travel cup has kept my coffee & other hot drinks hot for hours. The other thing i have noticed is the taste of the coffee hasn’t​ tainted, thank you, bodum for a great product.

Pretty good, could do with the ‘plunger’ being a little longer, there’s always quite a bit of the drink ‘trapped’ beneath the filter.

Brought this as a presentloved by the recipient and she uses it regularly for workcoffee now stays hotter longer.

Just amazing quality had to buy another keeps cooffee hot for hours.

He had been after one for a while and when i saw the good reviews it made my mind up as i was looking at quite a few. It’s strong, sturdy and can be used throughout the day and keeps the coffee hot.

Makes lovely coffee which keeps warm for ages, up to 5 hours. Only criticism is that you have to keep it upright or else it spills.

Comments

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps coffee hot!

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    Keeps coffee hot for at least 3 hours. So handy to have if you commute.
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    Keeps coffee hot for at least 3 hours. So handy to have if you commute.
  3. 2.0 out of 5 stars So Disappointed.

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    I’d been looking for one of these a while ago and gave up as i couldn’t find one suitable for carrying offshore with me. When i found this i was over the moon as it is pretty solid and would easily withstand the rigours of travelling in my holdall. Alas, when i brewed up my first coffee, i couldn’t get the lid to create a proper seal. In fact, i struggled to get the lid in place at all. Another thing about coffee containers is that it’s never a good idea to make them in white, as this is a nightmare to keep clean. I have continued using it, but only as a press and not, as intended, a mug.
  4. Colour: Off White Verified Purchase

    This review is from : BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

    I’d been looking for one of these a while ago and gave up as i couldn’t find one suitable for carrying offshore with me. When i found this i was over the moon as it is pretty solid and would easily withstand the rigours of travelling in my holdall. Alas, when i brewed up my first coffee, i couldn’t get the lid to create a proper seal. In fact, i struggled to get the lid in place at all. Another thing about coffee containers is that it’s never a good idea to make them in white, as this is a nightmare to keep clean. I have continued using it, but only as a press and not, as intended, a mug.
    1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Screw thread lasted less than a month
      First impressions were that this is great. I live half my week away from home for work and this quickly replaced my normal cafetiere for convenience. The plunger doesn’t go all the way to the bottom but it still makes a full standard mug of coffee and is about 90% leak free, which i am very happy with considering all the moving parts. However after less than a month’s use the plastic screw thread on the, i’d has started to pop off the metal screw thread of the mug, meaning it is very insecure. What was initially a fantastic product looks like it will be going back. Disappointing that no company seems to have cracked this pretty simple design.
  5. Colour: Black Verified Purchase

    This review is from : BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

    First impressions were that this is great. I live half my week away from home for work and this quickly replaced my normal cafetiere for convenience. The plunger doesn’t go all the way to the bottom but it still makes a full standard mug of coffee and is about 90% leak free, which i am very happy with considering all the moving parts. However after less than a month’s use the plastic screw thread on the, i’d has started to pop off the metal screw thread of the mug, meaning it is very insecure. What was initially a fantastic product looks like it will be going back. Disappointing that no company seems to have cracked this pretty simple design.
  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible French press travel cup

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    Effectively keeps drinks warm, looks great, feels good, no grounds escape through the strainer, not leak proof so only 4 stars.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      Effectively keeps drinks warm, looks great, feels good, no grounds escape through the strainer, not leak proof so only 4 stars.
  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great mug.

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    Makes filter coffee as easy as instant. Keeps drinks hot for a good long time. I’ve used on every day for a year and it’s going strong.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      Makes filter coffee as easy as instant. Keeps drinks hot for a good long time. I’ve used on every day for a year and it’s going strong.
  8. 4.0 out of 5 stars Decent travel mug

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    I absolutely love my coffee, drinking about 5 cups a day so i decided to get this not only to save money but to have a nice reusable mug. When it arrived i was initially pretty happy about it but i noticed on about the third day of use that there were small bits of plastic coming off the top of the lid which shouldn’t have been happening with a product of this standard. Nevertheless it’s still working perfectly just a minor flaw which i thought i should point out. It doesn’t leak too easily which is pretty good as often i’m out running to the bus or train etc and with a normal starbucks or costa cup half the coffee would be spilling out of the lid before i would get to drink any. It also keeps it nice and warm for at least 4 hours. I’d recommend leaving some hot water in it overnight which heats it up nicely to use the next day and keeps your coffee or tea nice and warm for longer. Overall its a pretty good product accept for the minor flaw which i mentioned above.
    1. Colour: Black
      I absolutely love my coffee, drinking about 5 cups a day so i decided to get this not only to save money but to have a nice reusable mug. When it arrived i was initially pretty happy about it but i noticed on about the third day of use that there were small bits of plastic coming off the top of the lid which shouldn’t have been happening with a product of this standard. Nevertheless it’s still working perfectly just a minor flaw which i thought i should point out. It doesn’t leak too easily which is pretty good as often i’m out running to the bus or train etc and with a normal starbucks or costa cup half the coffee would be spilling out of the lid before i would get to drink any. It also keeps it nice and warm for at least 4 hours. I’d recommend leaving some hot water in it overnight which heats it up nicely to use the next day and keeps your coffee or tea nice and warm for longer. Overall its a pretty good product accept for the minor flaw which i mentioned above.
  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent portable french press coffee flask

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    Excellent french press/ coffee flask. Keeps coffee warm for a couple of hours. Great if you like to drink your morning coffee on the go.
    1. Colour: Red Verified Purchase
      Excellent french press/ coffee flask. Keeps coffee warm for a couple of hours. Great if you like to drink your morning coffee on the go.
  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars Efficient and easy to use

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    Makes excellent coffee, retains heat well, good secure lid, arrived on time.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      Makes excellent coffee, retains heat well, good secure lid, arrived on time.
  11. 1.0 out of 5 stars Grounds escape.

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    Due to the tapered nature of the cup the coffee grounds escape into the drink.
  12. Colour: Black Verified Purchase

    This review is from : BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

    Due to the tapered nature of the cup the coffee grounds escape into the drink.
    1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly disappointed.
      Whilst i love that this is an individual, portable/travel french press, the screw lid on mine doesn’t have a thread that is secure, so the lid can come off at any point without needing to be unscrewed. Thus, i don’t use it as a travel mug, just a none breakable french press to take with me for weekends away. Considering it is bodum, i find that greatly disappointing. Because of this, the coffee grounds always escape into my drink in abundance, unless i leave a fair amount of liquid in the press and throw it away. Therefore, you never actually get a full cup. Bodum is supposed to be a sign of quality, which is reflected in their prices.
      1. Colour: Red Verified Purchase
        Whilst i love that this is an individual, portable/travel french press, the screw lid on mine doesn’t have a thread that is secure, so the lid can come off at any point without needing to be unscrewed. Thus, i don’t use it as a travel mug, just a none breakable french press to take with me for weekends away. Considering it is bodum, i find that greatly disappointing. Because of this, the coffee grounds always escape into my drink in abundance, unless i leave a fair amount of liquid in the press and throw it away. Therefore, you never actually get a full cup. Bodum is supposed to be a sign of quality, which is reflected in their prices.
  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh coffee

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    I can take a cup of coffee with me, and go to a coffee chain and get it refilled and save money.
  14. Colour: Black Verified Purchase

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    I can take a cup of coffee with me, and go to a coffee chain and get it refilled and save money.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Product
      Another high quality product from bodum. Keeps coffee warm for around 40 minutes.
  15. Colour: Red Verified Purchase

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    Another high quality product from bodum. Keeps coffee warm for around 40 minutes.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars As descibed arrived promptly!
      Now available with an alternative lid included so you can use it without the cafetiere.
      1. Colour: Red Verified Purchase
        Now available with an alternative lid included so you can use it without the cafetiere.
  16. 4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible heat retention, small capacity
    The downside first – given the overall size of the product, the internal capacity is quite small. Just under a decent sized mug, by way of comparison. On the plus side, it’s very sturdy, has a brilliant rubber base and the thermal performance is remarkable. As others have noted, drinks stay very hot (actually hot, not just warm) for a long time. It’s easy to use, the press is smooth and doesn’t allow any coffee to leak into your drink. It’s also easy to clean, without hard to reach and clean places that collect coffee. Overall, very impressed, i just wish it was a little larger in internal capacity.
  17. Colour: Black Verified Purchase

    This review is from : BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

    The downside first – given the overall size of the product, the internal capacity is quite small. Just under a decent sized mug, by way of comparison. On the plus side, it’s very sturdy, has a brilliant rubber base and the thermal performance is remarkable. As others have noted, drinks stay very hot (actually hot, not just warm) for a long time. It’s easy to use, the press is smooth and doesn’t allow any coffee to leak into your drink. It’s also easy to clean, without hard to reach and clean places that collect coffee. Overall, very impressed, i just wish it was a little larger in internal capacity.
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy
      I have a much used and much loved bodum travel mug that i recently left on a train. I ordered this as a replacement with the added advantage of being able to brew loose leaf tea and then take it with me. The plunger is very flimsy and looks like it would break after a few goes. The plunger only reaches halfway down the mug meaning that the tea (or coffee) would continue to brew while travelling and the mug lid was felt thin and cheap. The plastic parts are significantly more flimsy on this than my original one and it may be that they have sourced the lid from a cheaper supplier. Anyway, i was very disappointed and it has gone back.
  18. Colour: Black Verified Purchase

    This review is from : BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

    I have a much used and much loved bodum travel mug that i recently left on a train. I ordered this as a replacement with the added advantage of being able to brew loose leaf tea and then take it with me. The plunger is very flimsy and looks like it would break after a few goes. The plunger only reaches halfway down the mug meaning that the tea (or coffee) would continue to brew while travelling and the mug lid was felt thin and cheap. The plastic parts are significantly more flimsy on this than my original one and it may be that they have sourced the lid from a cheaper supplier. Anyway, i was very disappointed and it has gone back.
  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great product

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    Very easy to use, keeps coffee warm for a really long time (perfect if you take ages to drink it), good for the environment & helping me save money.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      Very easy to use, keeps coffee warm for a really long time (perfect if you take ages to drink it), good for the environment & helping me save money.
  20. 2.0 out of 5 stars It leaks

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    I really liked this product to start with but the lid no longer tightens when you screw it on it just turns round and round therefore not securing it. I haven’t used it much, probably only 6 times so really disappointed.
  21. Colour: Red Verified Purchase

    This review is from : BODUM Travel French Press Coffee Maker, Vacuum, Small, 0.35 L – Off-White

    I really liked this product to start with but the lid no longer tightens when you screw it on it just turns round and round therefore not securing it. I haven’t used it much, probably only 6 times so really disappointed.
  22. 3.0 out of 5 stars Great mug and quality.

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    The mug is excellent, easy to use and allows you to have a really nice coffee. Keeps the heat really well, so even when it’s busy at work it stays warm. Lower score is because although advertised with a spare lid to use as a travel mug i didnt receive this which was disappointing. Otherwise would have been 5 stars.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      The mug is excellent, easy to use and allows you to have a really nice coffee. Keeps the heat really well, so even when it’s busy at work it stays warm. Lower score is because although advertised with a spare lid to use as a travel mug i didnt receive this which was disappointing. Otherwise would have been 5 stars.
  23. 5.0 out of 5 stars Looks good and works well

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    Well made – steel and black silicone, with quality plastic top. The steel is more shiny than brushed, but it’s not like chrome. This really stays hot for ages, and i haven’t even pre warmed the thing. Looks good for the meeting and makes everyone jealous with the smell of real coffee. I take small plastic containers with freshly ground coffee and brown sugar in. Put the coffee in, top it up with hot water, then rest the filter just in the top, but i don’t screw the top down yet. Leave it to brew, then just before i screw the top on, i put brown sugar on top of the mesh, then screw it down and slowly push the plunger so the coffee seeps up, dissolving the sugar. Then i have a small flexible silicone funnel which i can push in the hole in the top and top up with milk, before clipping the flap down. If you don’t add milk be careful not to burn yourself.
    1. Colour: Black Verified Purchase
      Well made – steel and black silicone, with quality plastic top. The steel is more shiny than brushed, but it’s not like chrome. This really stays hot for ages, and i haven’t even pre warmed the thing. Looks good for the meeting and makes everyone jealous with the smell of real coffee. I take small plastic containers with freshly ground coffee and brown sugar in. Put the coffee in, top it up with hot water, then rest the filter just in the top, but i don’t screw the top down yet. Leave it to brew, then just before i screw the top on, i put brown sugar on top of the mesh, then screw it down and slowly push the plunger so the coffee seeps up, dissolving the sugar. Then i have a small flexible silicone funnel which i can push in the hole in the top and top up with milk, before clipping the flap down. If you don’t add milk be careful not to burn yourself.
      1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Hot hot hot coffee
        Keeps contents hot for over an hour, great for the longest dog walk.

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