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Chemex Drip Device - Neal Jacobs's Review
Posted: October 26, 2004, 9:31pm
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: 8.2
Product Reviewed: CM-3
Manufacturer: Chemex Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $63.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Sweetmarias Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Various autodrips
Bottom Line: Hands-down Best Drip Coffee!
Positive Product Points

Control of all brewing variables
Aesthetically pleasing
Glass imparts no taste to brewed coffee
No electricity required
High quality paper filters

Negative Product Points

Wooden collar and leather tie a nuisance
Glass provides little to no heat retention
Somewhat fragile

Detailed Commentary

Making coffee with a Chemex is like a science experiment. This is probably the first coffeemaker that you will own that will inspire you to keep a log of brewing variables. After initial experimentation, I am now brewing the best drip coffee that I have ever tasted.

The glass imparts no added taste to the brewed coffee, and is easy to keep extremely clean. The wooden collar and leather tie while aesthetically pleasing, get in the way when cleaning the Chemex. They are best removed entirely for cleaning.

The paper filters used with the Chemex are very high quality. Others have written that coffee brewed in a Chemex has a "squeaky clean" quality to it, and I would have to agree. It makes coffee brewed in a FP "thick" by comparison.

Coffee brewed in the Chemex should be immediately transferred into a thermal carafe as the the glass Chemex body provides little to no heat retention. Being a vessel made entirely of glass, the Chemex requires to be handled more carefully to avoid breakage.

Buying Experience

Bought from Sweetmarias with no problems. Excellent customer support; highly recommended.

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