Have you ever experienced French Press coffee? You owe it to yourself, it is a delicious, quiet way to make a great cup of coffee. Chambord is a true original – the classic French press coffee maker designed in the fifties. To this day Bodum continues to produce the Chambord with the same artisan craftsmanship of yesteryear, but with a focus on environmentally responsible manufacturing in their factory in Portugal. The frame and lid, made of steel, undergo several chrome plating processes to obtain a durable shiny surface that will last for many years of intense use. The spare glass beaker is made of heat resistant Borosilicate glass. The black Chambord Polypropylene handle comes in a matte finish that not only gives a comfortable grip while serving but adds to the classic quality of the design. The French press system has always been the simplest and ultimate way of brewing an excellent cup of coffee. Using fresh coarse ground beans with water between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit (92-96 degrees Celsius) brings out the very best in all types of coffee.