The BODUM CORK COLLECTION

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The BODUM CORK COLLECTION features one of nature’s most beautiful and functional materials. Cork comes from the bark of cork oak where it is harvested every nine years from the tree without causing it any harm. The tree generates new bark and can grow up to 200-300 years old. Cork provides thermal insulation, is water and air-tight, elastic, light and soundproofing. And it is beautiful to look at and smooth to touch. BODUM has brought this beautiful piece of nature together to create a timeless assortment. Available now through Bang-Knudsen.

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Our 40th Year

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1978 - 2018

August marks the 40th Anniversary since moving our business from San Francisco to Seattle. Previously we covered the Northwest from California and by participating twice yearly in the Seattle Gift Show.

Jill and Peter decided to move to Seattle as many new kitchen shops were opening and becoming dealers for their represented product line: Cuisinarts. They opened a new showroom in the 6100 Building Gift Mart in addition to one at the San Francisco Merchandise Mart.

Eventually the entire business was based on Northwest customers and the California operation was closed.

Bang-Knudsen, Inc. is now based in Seattle’s Pioneer Square and will entertain customers for their 80th Seattle Gift Show since 1978.

B-K Team Tours Glassworks

Top North American representatives of Riedel Glass USA went on a 10 Day tour of glass factories in Europe during July 2018. Jacob Bang-Knudsen and Jeff Helmick visited glassworks in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic to learn how Riedel produces fine crystal wine glasses. The historic multi-generational producer continues to be a leading designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted and machine made crystal beverage ware.

Jeff and Jacob were among the leading U.S. business producers on the tour. Regional restaurants including Michelin Starred were part of the Riedel-hosted business tour. Glass museums rounded out the tour.

Jacob Bang-Knudsen To Head B-K, Inc.

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On August 1st 2018 Jacob Bang-Knudsen becomes President of Bang-Knudsen, Inc. After nearly 50 years in the business Peter and Jill are ready to reduce their schedule and assume an advisory capacity while their sons Jacob and Paul run day-to-day operations.

As the 4th Generation family member to head the business Jacob continues a tradition founded by his great-grandfather in 1895. Bang-Knudsen began as a retail and wholesale housewares business in Esbjerg, Denmark and has been active in the same trade to the present. The U.S. continuation of the family business by Jacob’s Grandfather Hugo Bang-Knudsen in 1950 was incorporated in California and Washington in 1978.

Jacob joined Bang-Knudsen, Inc. in 2002 after Graduating from University of Washington.

B-K REPS AMERICAN PRESS

IT TASTES BETTER

Use the power of pressure and ultra-fine 100-micron steel filtration to rapidly brew a clean and complex cup that's consistent from the first sip to the last. It's all the body without the "mud" of French press, plus a smooth sweetness that will surprise you. Brewed under pressure, the American Press produces an espresso-inspired cup akin to an Americano that's lab tested and proven to be higher in TDS with less sediment than leading steel-filtered coffee presses, and to produce a less bitter and a more balanced, fruitier cup than French press.

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IT’S HANDCRAFTED COFFEE MADE SIMPLE, WITHOUT GIVING UP THE GEEK

Whether you just want a great cup quickly and easily or you want to fully geek out and perfect your own technique, the American Press is a manual coffee maker that puts unprecedented brewing control in your hands. Unlike a French press, with an American Press grounds remain contained in a patented reusable pod before, after and during brewing for easy cleanup, and you're actively brewing as you press, not just straining out grounds as you would with a French press.

IT’S EASY TO CLEAN, AND IT’S ECO-FRIENDLY TOO

Convenience is wonderful, but not at the expense of our environment, or good coffee. Our patented reusable pod technology lets you brew your choice of coffee ground the way you want it, all while keeping mess contained and waste out of landfills. It's the convenience of pod-based brewers, without the waste. (and it works great with pre-ground coffee and loose-leaf tea, too!)

AND IT’S UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE

We combined an artfully designed, fool-proof and handle-free, shatter and burst resistant, double-wall carafe that allows you to hold the American Press in the palm of your hands with an equally iconic and modern, spout-free (and drip free!) stainless steel pouring edge to refine the one-of-a-kind American Press magic of watching water transform into coffee as you press to create a coffee (or tea!) brewing experience that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the taste buds.

Call us at 206-767-6970 to find out more

IT'S NOT FRENCH PRESS, IT'S AMERICAN PRESS.