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Chemex Drip Device - Craig Schaefer's Review
Posted: March 24, 2000, 11:24pm
review rating: 5.7
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Chemex Drip Device
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Doug Wiebe 8.71
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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Product Reviewed: Chemex Hand Blown 3 Cup
Manufacturer: Chemex Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 6
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 6
Where Bought: Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great cup of coffee - this is probably the best cup you can get from drip coffee. Pricy, especially on eBay !
Positive Product Points

Excellent design, hand blown glass, great filter papers

Negative Product Points

A bit of a pain to clean. Very slow brewing times

Detailed Commentary

I bought this on eBay. Big mistake. I thought I was buying an antique and the bidding got nuts. I paid about $60 for it, when the handblown model can be bought today for $35 or so new.

That said, This brews a fantastic cup of coffee. I had to adjust my grinding to a more corse (sp?) setting to brew a little faster though, and add more coffee to have a full tasting cup. The cone in the 3 cup model is narrow and tall, and this is why it is slow. I think the bigger chemex models brew faster.

The chemex filter papers are first rate. I wish they made these in regular machine sizes!! They let a lot of the grind flavor through to the cup, which normal filters do not do. "The secret is in the filters" they say about the Chemex, and I believe it.

The glass is nice and solid, and while hand blown, it is very well shaped. It looks great in our kitchen, always causes comments when guests visit.

The wood is good shape, though I try to remove it when I give the glass a really good cleaning.

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