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Chemex Drip Device - Karen Kessin's Review
Posted: February 15, 2005, 7:38am
review rating: 6.9
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Chemex Drip Device
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Arrow The Chemex Drip Device has 33 Reviews
Arrow The Chemex Drip Device has been rated 9.19 overall by our member reviewers
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Doug Wiebe 8.71
Donald Blum 8.55
Dee Ann Abel 8.33
Dave Kernen 8.00
James Owen 7.71

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.4
Product Reviewed: CM-1
Manufacturer: Chemex Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $64.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: on-line Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Simple, and simply wonderful
Positive Product Points

I have the handblown, smallest Chemex.  It is beautiful to look at, and makes delicious coffee.

Negative Product Points

The filters for this size are hard to find and expensive.  I order them from fantes.com.  This is a personal size coffeemaker, so if you want to share, or want more than one mug, go up a size.

Detailed Commentary

The smallest Chemex makes one good sized mug of coffee with a couple of ounces for a warm-up left over.  I put 15 ounces of water to boil, fold the half-moon Chemex filter and insert it into the Chemex, then grind 15 grams of beans, by weight, at two dots to the left of the drip coffee mark on the Solis Maestro Plus.  I pour water, just off the boil, just enough to soak the coffee and I stir it with a chopstick.  Then I pour the rest through.  For me, this is almost a meditative process, a calming coffee ritual when I get home after work.  Others may find this a bit too finicky and it does take time, but I enjoy it.

The coffee is delicious and just enough to pick me up through the evening without preventing me from sleeping. (YMMV on caffeine sensitivity!)  The brewer's appearance is is elegant and it is easy to clean with a stick-mounted sponge.

Chemex-made coffee was the first properly made coffee I ever drank, before I knew anything other than my mother's perked coffee.  It was a revelation then, and it remains one of my favorite methods.  If  you've never tried it, treat yourself - it's what drip coffee should taste like.

Buying Experience

I can't remember where on-line I bought it!

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