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Chemex Drip Device - John Wilson's Review
Posted: January 10, 2011, 8:01pm
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 9.6
Product Reviewed: Drip Coffee Carafe - 8 Cu
Manufacturer: Chemex Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 9
Price Paid: $39.99 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Melitta Manual Drip
Bottom Line: Buy it.
Positive Product Points

Great coffee, and it looks good to boot. Chemex paper filters seem to work very well.

Negative Product Points

Need a tea kettle with good pour control.  Chemex paper filters are hard to find locally.

Detailed Commentary

I asked for a Chemex coffee maker as a Christmas gift this year.  I had dropped and broken the carafe for my Melitta manual drip cone, and after researching different pour over coffee makers, I was intrigued with the Chemex.  I found out that my local ACE Hardware can special order Chemex paper filters, and I am able to avoid the shipping cost that way.  There are several online tutorials for making coffee in a Chemex, and they all are about the same.  My first cup of coffee was great, and my next batch was better.  My biggest complaint is that it is difficult to pour from my cheap teak kettle into the Chemex.  The Hario Buono seems to be the popular tea kettle of choice to accompany the Chemex, but I have a hard time paying $60 for a tea kettle.  Overall, this has probably been my best coffee-related purchase thus far.

Buying Experience

Shipped through Amazon without any problems.

Three Month Followup

I never actually wrote a 3-month follow-up, but I'm sure it would sound similar to the 1 year.

One Year Followup

I've had my Chemex for a while now, and I have expanded my search for the perfect cup of coffee since my purchase as well.  I now own a french press, a Zassenhaus manual grinder,  and an aeropress.  So, while I know taste is subjective to everyone, in my opinion the Chemex makes the best coffee.  I cannot get the flavor from a common auto drip brewer. The flavor from the Chemex is better than the french press.  The aeropress is good and makes a smoother cup of coffee, but is more finicky.  Using a Chemex with Chemex filters is my preferred method of making coffee.  Also, I was able to pick up an Oyster electric kettle from Target that has been very reliable and works well with the Chemex.  I highly recommend that anyone who enjoys coffee purchase a Chemex.

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