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Chemex Coffee?!

I. Love. Coffee. I know you do, too.  So…I was initially researching a mason jar coffee maker (what is with me and the love/hate mason jar obsession?!), the  Pour Mason (not available yet, but intriguing), which then led me to this: Chemex Coffee Maker

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Chemex Coffeeimage source: Amazon


I have never seen this, yet those I trust have said if you have coffee made in this beast, you’ll never want your brew made any other way.

Product Review:

Known as a pristine coffeemaker, Chemex employs all of the chemically correct methods for brewing. Its hourglass shaped flask is made entirely of glass, a chemically inert material that does not absorb odors or chemical residues. The Chemex Glass Coffee Maker has no moving parts and will work forever, unless it is dropped or in some other way demolished. Chemex filters are made of the highest quality filter paper.

Yep, needs special filters: Chemex filters remove even the finest sediment particles as well as the undesirable oils and fats. The formulation of the filter permits the proper infusion time by regulating the filtration rate – not to slow, not too fast. Good infusion of the coffee grounds (as in brewing and steeping tea) gives coffee a richer flavor while at the same time making possible precise fractional extraction: filtering out the undesirable components which make coffee bitter by allowing only the desirable flavor elements of the coffee bean to pass through.The Chemex filter is folded into a cone shape, exactly as in laboratory techniques. This assures uniform extraction since the water filters through all the grounds on its way to the apex of the cone. The Chemex filter is guaranteed not to burst under the weight of the liquid during filtration, and not to break when lifting out the grounds.Fully-bodied, richer flavor, from less coffee, and as strong as you like without bitterness – that’s what the Chemex filter gives you.

Oh, man.  It sounds like a cup I’d drink.

Bonus: It’s made in the USA!

Seriously, anyone?  Mrs. Tucker needs to know if she should ditch her Cuisinart.





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Angel L

Monday 9th of September 2013

We have a local coffee shop that does pour over coffee. They use a set up similar to the Chemex. It is the best coffee. So very smooth and good. That being said, I have watched them do it and it takes patience and some skill to get it right. There are plenty of tutorials on the web if you google Pour over coffee. I am thinking about getting a setup but for now I am happy with my french press.

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 9th of September 2013

Oooo, this intrigues me. I'm constantly looking for better ways to make a smooth cup. I may be breaking down and getting me one. Thanks!

Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook

Wednesday 4th of September 2013

We had one. It makes good coffee if you are going to make the coffee in a warm room and drink all of it right away (because it cools off really fast, since there's no insulation or heating element), if you don't mind hovering over the thing pouring in boiling water a little at a time (because if you put it all in at once, either it overflows so that grounds go around the top of the filter, or the weight tears the filter so the grounds dump into the bottom), and if you don't mind paying for paper filters. You don't have to buy their special ones, though--it also works with Melitta or any other cone-shaped filters. We thought it was too annoying.

Now we have stainless steel percolators, both at home and in my office, and we love them! No disposable parts to replenish, no plastic or paper touching the coffee, easy to clean, and they make good coffee quickly without human effort and keep it hot as long as you like. I recommend buying from Bed Bath & Beyond with one of those ubiquitous 20% off coupons. Choose a model whose spout connects down low; a high spout will cause you to tilt the thing almost upside down to pour the last cup of coffee, and that routes it through the grounds so you get grit in your cup.

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 4th of September 2013

I figured it was one of those "appliances" that you'd use when you really wanted a good cup of coffee. I thought about the coffee cooling off quickly, but I was wondering if the quality of the taste was as glorious as I've heard.

What say you? How did that badboy taste?

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