When Bodum took over a small clarinet factory in Normandy in 1982, it was not because of the fine orchestra clarinets they were producing, but because of a relatively unknown coffee maker called the Bodum Chambord coffee press which they produced as well. Bodum combined the skills of these Normandy craftsmen with modern production, and the price became affordable to the many people who loved the taste of the coffee brewed in this unique coffee maker, later known as the French press coffee brewer. Thanks to Bodum and thanks to the increasing need for better coffee, the French press coffee maker became one of the most popular coffee makers in the world. The design has not changed a bit from the original drawings, and Bodum still makes the Chambord with the same painstaking care and knowledge they learned from those proud craftsmen in windy Normandy. The ease of brewing... the delicious smell and taste of French roasted dark coffee have not changed, but the value Bodum offers you today is no longer the price of the past. The French Press method of coffee preparation is an easy way to prepare rich, full bodied coffee.