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What’s in Your Cup? Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder

Bodum Coffee Grinder

I had no idea that coffee is actually good for you, within moderation, of course, like anything else. After watching a medical show a few days ago, I learned that coffee has several health benefits.

Coffee BeansBenefits of drinking coffee: 

1. Coffee slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
2. Coffee can counter cancerous cell damage.
3. Coffee may lower your risk of dementia.
4. Coffee reduces heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
5. Coffee may buffer depression.

As a 32 year old woman, it may come as a surprise that I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life. I wanted to start so I tempted Darren with the idea of drinking coffee and he took the bait. He loves researching new products and he was off on a search for the best coffee, coffee makers, and coffee related products.

Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder is a must have in any coffee lovers collection. Ask any coffee connoisseurs and they’ll tell you that in order for coffee beans to develop their full flavor profile, they must be ground bodum-coffee-grinderright before coming in contact with hot water. This is where the electric coffee grinder BISTRO comes in and becomes part of the coffee making ritual. The beauty of a burr grinder as apposed to a blade grinder is that it actually crushes the beans rather than slicing them, which allows the flavor profile to remain intact.

Most coffee grinders use plastic containers to receive the ground coffee but plastic and ground coffee don’t go together well (the powder gets statically charged and spills all over the place).The catcher of the BISTRO is made of borosilicate glass, which actually helps eliminate static cling. This and the tight plastic/rubber lid make for an excellent, no-spill coffee grinder. The borosilicate glass container comes with a silicone band to make it slip-proof, an especially important feature when touched with wet hands.

BISTRO is continuously adjustable; twisting the upper bean container determines how finely ground the beans will be.There are several settings, which allow you to grind coarsely for a French press all the way to finely for a cup of espresso.

Bodum Coffee Grinder

I wasn’t sure what to expect with my first cup of coffee. The aroma was delightful and it filled the apartment. It reminded me of being a child sitting at the breakfast table with my grandparents while they had their “morning cup” and I ate bacon, eggs, and toast.

I blew away the steam and tried it; my mouth watered with the unique flavor and I wasn’t certain I enjoyed it.

A few days in, I welcome the taste and look forward to my “morning cup”. It’s something I never thought I’d say, but I’m officially a coffee drinker. Now, to figure out the different kinds, flavors, and what I like in it is another story.
Cup of coffee


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The winner will be randomly selected on November 23rd and notified by email. I will announce the winner after I contact them personally.

It would make a great Christmas gift!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

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14 thoughts on “What’s in Your Cup? Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder

  1. Laurie H says:

    I actually didn’t start drinking coffee myself until I was close to 35… Now I drink several cups a day… And enjoy each one!

    1. Lesley says:

      I always thought that coffee was bad for me so I didn’t want to add yet another bad habit, but the health benefits are amazing and I’m starting to enjoy it. 🙂

  2. Leslie N says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Bodum makes the greatest products and ones I’ve grown up on. My family is Danish so there is a big love of Bodum in our households!

    1. Lesley says:

      Great! What else would you recommend? I’m looking at kitchen Christmas gift ideas now, especially since we are in the process of building a new house.

  3. Kelly D says:

    Completed the entries. Thanks.

  4. Tracy C. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My husband and I recently disposed of our old drip maker for a french press. This would go a long way to that perfect cup of coffee in the morning.

  5. nancymn says:

    I follow your posts (they’re hilarious) and I could not do without the cuppa in the morning! And the Bodum folks know how to combine function with art when it comes to the grinder, dontcha think?

    1. Lesley says:

      Their design was just as appealing to me as their selling stats. I look forward to buying more of their line in the near future. 🙂

  6. Tiffany N. York says:

    Here’s another lesser known coffee fact: the lighter the roast, the higher the caffeine content. Many people think the opposite, but the longer you roast the bean, the more caffeine you “cook” out of it.

  7. Angela says:

    I need to try coffee, I’m the only person in the world that doesn’t like tea (of any kind) … and it sounds like kicking soda & moving to coffee to satisfy my caffeine addiction is wayyy healthier! I don’t have a FB account to enter, but great post! Thanks for sharing (:

  8. Jennifer says:

    You’ve sold me… if I’m not the lucky winner, I may have to go out and buy one of these.

  9. Jessie C. says:

    Like and subscribe

  10. LizForADay says:

    I started drinking coffee when my brother came to live with me some years ago. He is one of those coffee drinkers that drink all day. I just like mines in the morning and sometimes a small cup in the afternoon. I really love the smell of the coffee in the morning. It makes the whole house smell so good.

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