What’s in Your Cup? Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder (Giveaway Included)

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.

But 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.

Ask any coffee connoisseurs and they’ll tell you that in order for coffee beans to developbodum-coffee-grinder
their full flavor profile, they must be ground right 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. Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder is a must have in any coffee lovers collection. 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. I finished the cup without adding cream or sugar.

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

If you’d like to win a Bodum Electric Burr Grinder, click here to enter. (It would make a great Christmas gift)


93 thoughts on “What’s in Your Cup? Bodum’s Bistro Burr Grinder (Giveaway Included)

  1. For the extra buzz, I will chow down on some chocolate covered express beans! My usual day is 6 to 8 latte’s and often more. It is one of the joys of being ADHD – I sleep like a baby most nights with only the worry’s of the day occasionally keeping me awake. The espresso beans I save for the insanity of preparing 145 tax returns in 45 days – a much needed boost!
    Just because of the static of .of the fresh ground beans, I purchased an all in one Saaco – it makes a great cup of joe and keeps the grinds neatly contained.


  2. A good burr grinder will definitely improve your coffee. Bodum is not know for producing a high quality Burr grinder, but they are a good company, and I think you chose a good starting point to delve into the world of coffee. Another important rule for good coffee is to forget you ever heard the word Starbucks. Use only the freshest roasted coffee and support your local, small-scale roasters. Better yet, learn to roast your own beans and you’ll truly experience the best that coffee has to offer. Cheers!


  3. Hi Leslie,

    I just wanted to say that you had me at, “coffee”. I loved this post. I never even knew that this “Burr Grinder” even existed. Now I am on the HUNT!! XP


  4. Whaaaaat? You did all this stuff without coffee????? I was already impressed…but holy cow…really? I asked the Doctor for a double espresso the day I was born, just to stay awake for the whole breathing outside the womb thing…. : ) Anyway, thanks for the great incentive to continue what I had figured was a bad habit. And keep up your amazing-ness!


  5. I love coffee. I think I like the smell of ground coffee more than I do the actual flavor of a cup of black coffee (I have to have at least a little touch of cream in mine). I had heard about the interesting health benefits of coffee, and so that makes having one cup a day rewarding. However, I have also heard that caffeine blocks absorption of calcium in our bodies. I haven’t done the research on this yet, but that’s why I try to keep it to a cup a day. Have you heard anything about this?


  6. I am glad you mentioned– ” I finished the cup without adding cream or sugar.” You mentioned watching your grandparent eating breakfast, were you raised by them? My grandparents raised me from birth.


  7. The first cup of coffee that I truly loved was a cup of perfect espresso I had in the 9th grade. I was never able to find one since that tasted like it. Curse you, Starbucks! Now, to find real espresso, I have to go to Seattle. Irony of ironies!


  8. I enjoy a cup coffee every now and then; I always have to add a bit of milk/cream to my cup. It’s never been part of my daily routine though.


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