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Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Green

by Bodum
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Continuously adjustable with over 14 grind settings from coarse to fine
  • Borosilicate glass catcher reduces static that causes jumping coffee grounds
  • Proven as the best way to grind coffee, the burr grinder is adjustable to deliver the proper grind for your favorite brewing method
  • Timed grinding feature and quick grind button let you set the exactly the amount of time you need to grind the proper amount of coffee
  • Available in black, orange, red, green, and white

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Customers buy this item with Breville Café Roma Espresso Machine ESP8XL CDN$ 166.94

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Green + Breville Café Roma Espresso Machine ESP8XL
Price For Both: CDN$ 266.92

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Ask any coffee connoisseur and they'll tell you that in order for coffee beans to develop their full flavor profile, they must be ground right before coming in contact with hot water. This is where the bistro electric burr coffee grinder comes in and becomes part of the coffee making ritual. The Bistro is continuously adjustable - twisting the upper bean container determines how finely ground the beans will be. With over 14 settings from coarse to fine, you can deliver the ideal grind for any brewing method. But there's more to it than that. 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 new Bistro comes with a borosilicate glass container to catch the grounds. The glass catcher is inherently static-free, reducing the amount of overall static and "jumping" coffee grounds. This and the tight silicone/nylon 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. The Bistro is made from borosilicate glass, steel, plastic, rubber and silicone and comes in black, orange, red, green, and white.


Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect June 2 2012
Verified Purchase
I've had this grinder for about a month, using 2-3 times a day, and so far so good. In the past, I've had a Krups (twice) and a Cuisinart, and all stopped grinding within a year. Fingers crossed the Bodum will last, but at least this one seems to make it easier to get at the grinding mechanism to clean it - which I suspect was the problem with the others.

The Bodum is definitely quieter than the others, it takes up less counter space, and is more attractive. The container for the grounds is easy to whip in and out, and I LOVE that they've solved te static problem! Also like the air tight lid to keep the beans fresh. And the fact that there's no mess. If there are any grounds on my counter after use, it's because I was sloppy.

Overall, it's obvious that a lot of thought went into its design and if it keeps working, I'll be thrilled!

My only negative comment is that after a couple of weeks, it stopped grinding for the full 15-20 seconds (or whatever I had it set on), and now only grinds for a few seconds at a time. I have to push the little top button a few times to get as much as I need, almost like the pulse button on a blender. I don't mind doing this, but hope it's not a sign that it's going to stop altogether.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Grinding Espresso (For Home Use) Jan. 12 2011
By Robert
I just received this in the mail yesterday... it was in stock, and Amazon delivered it blazingly fast.

The primary purpose for this grinder is for my Espresso machine. I bought a Black & Decker burr grinder before and learned first-hand that cheaper burrs won't grind espresso-grade (the B&D ground Foldgers-grade at it's finest), even though they say they will. Even for the price for this Bodum, I was a bit reticent, but decided to try it, given that my perception of Bodum's quality (I have a French Press, *yay*) was pretty high. My original intention was to save up a few hundred to get a more 'industrial' one.

Overall, this unit grinds a very fine espresso and I am extremely happy with it. I do recommend this to anyone who wants to stop buying pre-ground beans for their home espresso machine. If you are planning on pre-grinding a bunch of beans ahead of time, this unit may not be for you, but if you want to grind immediately before you brew, then I'd give this one a try.

You will find that the 10 second preset will give you enough consistently ground bean to fill and brew a double.

The lime-green colour is pretty funky, and is similar to the Le Creuset lime green... definitely wouldn't want to buy everything in this colour, but it does give some good contast to my kitchen. The colour also makes it easier to clean grounds off the unit which appeals to my clean-freak tendencies. :-)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great grinder Feb. 14 2012
By Big M
The first grinder I got was a green one that di not work right from the start. Would not even turn on. So I returned it and got a black one. The black one works awsome. I purchased it so that I could get the propper grind for my french press. I am drinking Jamacian Blue Mountain coffee which is one of the most sought after coffees in the world so I wanted to brew it the way the grower recomended. This grinder makes that possible. Mornings never tasted better. even with the failure of the first grinder, I highly recomend this grinder. It is a great value for the money, very little mess, easy to clean. Glass grounds container which means no static, which means far less mess.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good little grinder, but messy! Sept. 26 2011
First the pros-
Relatively low price, great styling, fast and quiet. Good range of grinding settings (I have not used this for espresso).

Now the cons-
Grind setting adjustments can only be made when unit is running. No matter how much I tap the unit after grinding, stray coffee grinds end up falling out onto the base where the cup sits and onto my counter almost every time. There is a power switch with indicator light, both that really serve no purpose - the only way the unit will run is when you press the timer button. There is no need to have an indicator light burning all day and night.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mmmmmm Nov. 14 2012
Verified Purchase
Enfin, un moulin à café qui permet la mouture très fine pour un espresso parfait. J'adore! Fonctionnement ultra simple, facile à manipuler, quoi demander de plus?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent coffee mill Sept. 24 2011
By Serum
Bought this coffee mill / burr grinder to replace a broken cheaper mill. This is the 3rd one of this type I've had, and by far the best.

It is very quiet for a coffee mill, and the glass grounds collector is great. Plastic ones cause a lot of coffee to go everywhere, this one is very clean by comparison.

This mill is very competitively priced for a top quality product, and worth the price premium over off brand cheaper rivals.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Burr under $200; Coffee tastes better March 30 2011
Bought this after quite a bit of research. I use a French Press and am very happy the coarse setting.
The grinds are uniform and only the last sip have have a few grinds. Our blade grinder left a fine powder that was in suspension in the coffee.
The beans are sealed on top so you can store a few days worth in hopper. That lets me leave my main bag sealed longer vs a daily opening.
There is a little static on grinds in the cup but nothing you notice until you have to wipe it out.
When I switched beans I had to clean it. The center burn comes out and you clean with a toothbrush quickly.
The guts and internal channel have limited access and you tip it over and tap until grinds stop falling out. Cleaning is a 3/5. Operation 5/5
Tips:
Give the side a tap when grind is done to get the last of the grinds down into cup. Otherwise they fall on counter when you pull out cup.
5 second grind gives about 5 spoons, 3 cup press, just under 15 second grind is good for 8 cup bodum for my taste.
I also began measuring water temp and had to wait longer than expected for the kettle water to drop to 95C before pouring into press.
That seems to take off the stale pasty taste that I some times get. I think I was burning beans previously. An instant read thermo is your friend.
I am really enjoying my home brewed coffee now.
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Most recent customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Bodum bistro electric burr coffee grinder great color
It is quieter thn others
Happy with it for now
Yes would recommend it to others
Like the light weight and plastic bowl
Published 2 days ago by Dolores Roche
4.0 out of 5 stars Great grinder
This grinder is excellent and very simple to use. The only complaint is that the amount of coffee that you get is based on setting a dial on the top that is based on time. Read more
Published 24 days ago by desrt
4.0 out of 5 stars Coffee grinding made easy!
My first experience with Amazon! Fell in love with the look, it works in our retro style kitchen, and it's in my favourite color too! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Margaret Crawford
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little grinder
nice little grinder use it for my espresso machine haven't tried other grinds yet. Good price and does the job.
Published 1 month ago by Tania
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
I have had this grinder for over a year now and it has not given me a single problem. I was lucky to find it here for 89. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sarah Gartlan
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor warranty services
I had one for 2 years, I am very happy with it; I decided to give one to my son has a gift a year ago; it fails 11 months later, I contact Bodum N.-A. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marjolain Benoit
5.0 out of 5 stars We would recommend this to anyone who loves to grind their own coffee.
This grinder is very smooth and quiet to operate. It grinds the coffee evenly everytime and is a joy to use! It is the second one we bought. Read more
Published 3 months ago by plc
3.0 out of 5 stars Worst customer service I have ever seen
This grinder started off great but slowly day after day it started to grind less. To make things worse you have to wait at least 5 minutes between every grind because the manual... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robotron
2.0 out of 5 stars broke within 6 months
It worked great for about 6 months, when the red button on top that starts the grinding broke. Very inconvenient, now we use a tooth pick to start it, and you don't always hit the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Anja Reinshagen
2.0 out of 5 stars busted
I gave this as gift to a friend. He reported to me that the grinder failed right at the warranty expiration date. Too bad. It apparently worked well … when it worked.
Published 3 months ago by SeeJ
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