It looks really cool on the counter. Manual operation, no mechanical parts to break! Filters are great
Negative Product Points
Stay away from the unbleached filters. Hard to find filters
I purchased this coffee maker slightly on a whim from a coffee store that was closing. I don't usually make drip coffee and I wanted some way to make larger quantities of coffee if I have guests over. Bonus points for style too. Most of the cheap drip coffee makers that I have used don't heat the water hot enough. This is not be a problem with the Chemex. After using the Chemex, I feel it makes coffee as well as my french press. The filtering process makes a nice clear mellow coffee. I would not advise getting the brown filters as they impart a cardboard taste to the coffee. Visit any chemistry lab and try to find brown filters. Chemists use bleached paper filters for a reason.