How to make coffee with the Bobble Presse
I managed to make a few coffees before breaking it. Follow these steps:
- Remove the inner press from the tumbler.
- Add 10g of medium-coarse coffee to the tumbler.
- Bobble says you must not use fine ground coffee. I ignored this warning because I take what I get at the grocer.
- Add water to the tumbler.
- Stir the mixture.
- Place the inner press into the tumbler.
- Attach the silicone lid to the inner press.
- Press the inner press down into the tumbler.
- Drink your coffee.
Can it make espresso?
The Bobble Presse can’t make espresso.
An espresso requires six to ten grams of finely ground coffee, tamped into a portafilter basket through which 30ml to 45ml of water with a temperature of 194 Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius) is forced at nine bars of pressure for 30 seconds.
With that in mind, it’s pointless to try.
How many coffees does it make?
According to Bobble, the Presse makes up to 13 fl oz (384,456ml) of coffee.
I could not test this claim.
What is the taste like?
The Bobble Presse makes a good coffee. Don’t use the rubber cap if you don’t need to. It tastes horrible.
But the coffee itself is palatable.
Cost of coffee made with the Bobble Presse
Unlike the AeroPress, the Bobble Presse doesn’t come with paper filters. The Presse’s plunger contains a built-in metal filter.
The Bobble Presse uses no consumables. You use it until it dies and throw it away.
I use the same calculations I used for costing AeroPress coffee (read my AeroPress review).
Let’s say the Bobble Presse gives you 365 days of service.
You make two filter coffees with the Bobble Presse every day. You don’t take sugar or milk (to simplify the calculation).
That’s an annual quantity of 730 cups of black coffee without sugar.
We’ll cost water and electricity at $0.40 per cup.
You buy Death Wish coffee. It costs $1.25 per ounce ($0.04 per gram).
Each filter coffee needs two scoops of ground coffee. At the proper grind level this amounts to 1.05822 oz (30 grams) (15 grams per scoop) of grounds per cup; 2.11644 oz (60 grams) per day.
Death Wish Coffee grounds cost $1.20 per cup.
The Bobble Presse device, broken up into 730 cups, costs $0.04 per cup.
Cost of a Bobble Presse coffee:
Water & Electricity (per cup): $0.40.
2.12 oz (30 grams) of Death Wish coffee: $1.20.
Bobble Presse device (per cup): $0.04.
It costs $1.64 for a DIY Bobble Presse coffee. Remember, it’s Death Wish coffee grounds. It’s far more expensive than a Well Known Coffee Brand. But, per cup it’s cheaper. Besides, your DIY Bobble Presse coffee is better. You’re the master of your tastebuds.
730 cups of Well Known Coffee Brand coffees put you back $1,277.50.
730 cups of Bobble Presse brewed Death Wish coffees put you back $1,197.20.
That’s a saving of $80.30 per year.
The Bobble Presse saves you $29.20 more than the AeroPress. It’s cheaper than the AeroPress, provided it lasts as long.
Will it? I’m not convinced.