Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
consumer product reviews
filter drip coffee maker reviews
Chemex Drip Device - Karen Kessin's Review
Posted: February 15, 2005, 7:38am
review rating: 6.9
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Chemex Drip Device
Where to Buy
Arrow Chris' Coffee Service
Arrow Seattle Coffee Gear
Arrow 1st-line Equipment
 List your business site here.
About "Where to Buy"

More About This Product
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.
Arrow Chemex Drip Device reviews have been viewed 280,916 times (updated hourly).

Quality Reviews
These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Doug Wiebe 8.71
Donald Blum 8.55
Dee Ann Abel 8.33
Dave Kernen 8.00
James Owen 7.71

Previous Review Next Review
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
Similar Items Owned:
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!

Previous Review Next Review
Write a Review for this Product
review rating: 6.9
Posted: February 15, 2005, 7:38am
feedback: (0) comments | read | write
Login Password
forgot pw | signup
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2015 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.198940992355)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+