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Chemex Drip Device - Tony Reynolds's Review
Posted: September 22, 2001, 9:51pm
review rating: 6.0
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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: 10.0
Product Reviewed: Chemex, 1 quart
Manufacturer: Chemex Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you like truly hand-crafted coffee, this is a good way to go. It‘s simple and effective. If you can boild water, you can make decent coffee.
Positive Product Points

- Makes a great cup
- Low tech
- Impossible to goof up

Negative Product Points

- Can be slow
- Current versions of the Chemex are expensive ($60+)

Detailed Commentary

I used to watch my grandfather use a Chemex, and have heard people say that they‘re great, but have not wanted to get one, as they are expensive and slow. However, I found one of the original hand-blown 1 quart Chemex‘s from 1950 with the original instruction sheet at a local thrift store for $1.

After cleaning it up, I used folded paper towels for a filter. My first attempt with a Melitta #4 failed when the filter broke. The paper towels worked great, and the end product was VERY drinkable.

I am looking forward to getting the real Chemex filters from Tom at Sweet Maria‘s. I‘m sure they will work much better.

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