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FoundersPeter Bodum
Area served
Key people
  • Jørgen Bodum (CEO)
  • Rikke Tøgersen (managing​ director)
Number of employees
500 (2001)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Coffee brewing in a Bodum French press.

Bodum, Inc. is a Danish-Swiss kitchenware manufacturer headquartered in Triengen, Switzerland. Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1944 by Peter Bodum, the company was moved to Switzerland in 1978 by his son, Jørgen, who continued to run the company as chief executive.[2][3]

Among the products Bodum markets are French presses, vacuum coffee brewers (the "Santos" and "Pebo"), and double-walled beverage glasses made in China of borosilicate glass.[4][5] Their products are advertised as BPA free.[6] The company has tried to register "French Press" as a trademark in several territories, but failed in the U.S., and had the trademark expunged in Canada in December 2012.[7]

Bodum entered into a partnership agreement with American coffee company Starbucks in November 2016 to sell their French presses. In January 2019, the partnership agreement ended as Starbucks recalled defective presses.[8][9][10]

Their kitchenware featured on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation, most notably a glass mug with black handle from which Captain Picard drinks his signature Tea, Earl Grey, hot.[11]

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  1. ^ "Bodum Design Group AG History". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ "BODUM® - history". www.bodum.com. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Snodgrass, Mary Ellen (2004-12-29). Encyclopedia of Kitchen History. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-45571-2.
  4. ^ Curley, Julia (March 1, 2019). "Starbucks recalls over 260,000 coffee makers after customers report severe hand injuries". TODAY.com. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  5. ^ Nosowitz, Dan (September 13, 2019). "WANTED: Bodum's Bistro Kitchen Appliances". Fast Company. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "BODUM® - FAQ". www.bodum.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  7. ^ Bodum Gets French Pressed by Federal Court In Trademark Dispute Canadian Trademark Blog. Retrieved: 2013-02-27
  8. ^ "Starbucks recalls coffee presses because of laceration hazard". CNBC. May 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  9. ^ Weissman, Cale Guthrie (November 2, 2019). "Starbucks recalls coffee makers over injury fears, but at least there are new summer drinks". Fast Company. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Maidenberg, Micah (2019-05-01). "Starbucks Launches Recall of Bodum Coffee Presses After Injury Reports". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  11. ^ "Bistro Cup by Carsten Jørgensen for Bodum". Star Trek + Design. Retrieved 7 May 2023.

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