Bonnevie French Press Coffee Tea Maker: Lightweight Device Perfect in Your Kitchen

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Most of the people in the world drink either coffee or tea. In Asia, tea is most commonly drank while in Europe and the Americas, coffee is more often consumed.

However, did you know that coffee and tea also contain health benefits and that the way you brew them has a direct impact on the level of benefits you get?

It’s true. The French Press system allows tea leaves and coffee grounds to be in direct contact with the water, instead of going through a filter. This process enables all essential oils from the tea and coffee to be diffused throughout the beverage instead of getting trapped in the paper filter. As a result, you have a richer drink full of antioxidants and nutrients.

This is especially useful news as a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that elderly people who consumed high amounts of caffeinated drinks had lower risks of cardiovascular diseases. Another study also showed that the risk of getting dementia and Alzheimer’s were lowered among coffee drinkers.

Coffee that has gone through a French Press also taste better and fuller, and there is zero waste as you do not have to throw any paper filters away, which are not eco-friendly by the way.

So if this has convinced you to get a French Press of your own, we hope to help you further by doing a review on one brand available out there—the Bonnevie French Press Coffee Tea Maker.

Features of the Bonnevie French Press:

  • Materials Used:
    • Body: Ceramic
    • Bottom: Rubber
    • Cover: Plastic
    • Plunger: Stainless steel
  • Color: White
  • Dimension: 6 x 4 x 8.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Volume of beverage it can contain: 36 ounces

The Pros:

  • Can be Microwaved – The ceramic body of the Bonnevie French Press allows it to be microwaved. Just make sure to remove the rubber rim, plastic lid, and plunger off first.
  • Lead-Free – Some products with ceramic glazes contain lead which is then released when it is heated to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The Bonnevie French Press, however, is made from lead-free, high-fired ceramic.
  • BPA-Free – The plastic lid of the French press is certified free from industrial chemicals which are used to make certain resins and plastics.
  • Easy to Assemble and Clean – The Bonnevie French Press can be easily put together and cleaned. Just remove the plunger and wash each part with soapy water and then air dry. You also can use a dishwasher since it’s dishwasher-safe for an even easier cleanup.
  • Reasonably-Priced – Unlike stainless-steel presses which are pricey or glass ones which are cheaper but shatter easily, the Bonnevie French Press can be bought at a low price but will last you a lifetime if used properly.
  • Looks Elegant – The white ceramic body of the press looks stylish and elegant and will blend in perfectly with most types of kitchenware.
  • Keeps Beverage Hot Longer – The ceramic body of the coffee or tea press is heavy and thick which keeps the beverage warmer longer compared to its glass and stainless steel counterparts.
  • Fine Filter – The filter is made of fine mesh which allows you to grind your coffee finer if you wish.
  • Has an Anti-Slip Bottom – The rubber bottom grabs onto the table or any other surface it’s placed on, so there’s no chance of it sliding and moving around. The rubber also keeps whatever surface it’s on from overheating and leaves no ring marks.
  • High Capacity – The coffee or tea press by Bonnevie can hold about three to four big cups of coffee.
  • Quick Brew Time – With this French press, it usually takes only five minutes to produce a perfectly brewed coffee (30 seconds blooming time, four minutes of brewing, and about another 30 seconds to press).

The Cons:

  • Hard to Tell Where the Opening is – Once the plunger is inside the Bonnevie French Press’ body, it’s hard to find where the opening is for pouring. 
  • Has an Ill-fitting lid – The lid is loose and doesn’t cover the body well, leaving a bit of gap around the sides. Coffee will spill if the lid is not lined up properly.
  • Some Coffee Grounds Bypass the Filter – There are cavities in the press’ inside wall where the handle joins the body. These cavities allow some coffee grounds to bypass the filter and get into your cup when the drink is being poured.

Our Take:

The Bonnevie French Press is a well-made product that would look good in any kitchen. For a reasonable price, you get a sturdy and safe French Press that is easy to assemble and clean. It brews quickly and has a high capacity that would be perfect when your friends come over for a visit.

It does have a few downsides. The lid is quite loose, and the opening is a bit difficult to find which may cause accidental spills. A user might mark the area above the opening for a quick fix to the latter problem, but it doesn’t take care of the loose-fitting lid part. All in all, however, the advantages of this product far outweigh all the disadvantages.

Our Comparison with the Ohmy Ceramic French Press

One product we’ve found that would be comparable to the Bonnevie French Press is the ceramic French press made by Ohmy.

Features:

  • Material: Ceramic
  • Color: White
  • Dimension: 6.4 x 4.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Volume of beverage it can contain: 36 ounces

Like the Bonnevie press, the Ohmy utilizes a lead-free, high-fired ceramic material, has a rubber bottom, can hold up to 36 ounces of coffee or tea, and is microwave-safe. Unlike the Bonnevie brand, the Ohmy includes a tea cozy in the package which would help keep the beverage hotter longer.

However, the Ohmy’s screen or filter is too coarse for medium ground coffee which allows lots of coffee grinds to get into your cup. The filter doesn’t seem as durable as the Bonnevie press and would often gum up and shoot coffee to the top. The Ohmy press is also larger and weighs heavier than the Bonnevie but holds just the same amount of liquid.

Our Verdict:

We love the Bonnevie French Press for its looks, durability, and quick brew time. The small and lightweight product packs a lot of punch and we think it would be perfect in your kitchen.

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