We love this elegantly designed glass coffee maker for the optimum extraction of full-bodied coffee that you can make as strong as you like without bitterness.
Perfect for iced coffee and coffee flavoring for gourmet recipes. Chemex-brewed coffee can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for reheating, without losing flavor.
The Chemex coffeemaker is one-piece, hourglass-shaped, and made of high-quality, heat-resistant glass. This traditional model comes with a polished wood collar and leather tie. The collar serves as an insulated handle around the middle of the coffeemaker and is removable. Just place filter in top and measure out grounds, then pour in hot water and watch your coffee drip into the bottom.
Includes: Glass carafe with polished wood collar and leather tie. Pre-folded Chemex filter squares are required but not included
Material: Glass, wood and leather
Care: Hand wash
Made in Taiwan
Make coffee as strong as you like without bitterness
Made of high-quality, heat-resistant glass
Wood collar serves as an insulated handle around the middle of the coffeemaker and is removable
The Chemex Coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm PhD. Made simply from non-porous, borosilicate glass and fastened with a wood collar and tie, it brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. On permanent display at MOMA NY and other fine museums, it is truly a work of art.
Chemex is a family-owned company with headquarters located in Western Massachusetts. It is there they manufacture the Chemex Coffeemakers, bonded filters, hand-blown water kettle and accessories to be distributed worldwide.
It is their mission is to provide superior coffee-brewing equipment. The iconic Chemex has remained unchanged for 70 years and counting. Chemex takes pride in the quality of their products and customer service and looks forward to providing both for years to come.
Chemex® Pre-Folded Coffee Filters, Set of100
These pre-folded filters are 20–30% heavier than most to 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 so...
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I am a coffee snob: very picky about my coffee, how it is made, the beans, the temperature.....the details matter. Being from Seattle I'm exposed to amazing coffee shops and one of my favorites introduced me to Chemex. I like a pour over coffee from time-to-time and wanted to give this one a try at home. I have to say, it's easy, there is a real science to the amount of coffee, the water and even the temperature. Simply measure the coffee, get the water almost to a boil, pour to wet the fresh ground beams, the pour more to finish, that's it. No bitter coffee, perfect flavor and all you need is this chemex, a grinder and a kettle. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys a delicious fresh brewed coffee. You will love it
This coffeemaker has been around for years but purchased this one recently for purposes of making 2-3 cups at a time instead of 6-8 or one-at-a-time. Brews excellent coffee. I followed recommendation of using medium grind and really recommend using their compatible filters. The result is excellent coffee and free of any residue.
I used to be a lover of the KEURIG one cup coffeemakers until I went through 3 of them in a 4year time span! Just after the warranty is up the pump goes rendering the coffeemaker useless and if you know anything about KEURIG it's that they are very expensive. The two things I love most about this coffeemaker is #1 It makes the best coffee in the world and #2 There are no moving parts to break! It's so simple and easy to use, if you can boil water you can have the most perfect cup of coffee everytime! I will never be without my Chemex!
I love the process and especially the finished product! I went to Blue bottle about a year ago - had a cup of Chemex brewed beans - and wham! I was hooked. I prefer the other model - with the glass handle - it's more functional than this original, but both make great coffee
I bought this to make myself one or two cups during the weekdays and the coffee is delicious. However if I had to use this on the weekends when my husband likes a whole pot of coffee, I would abandon the Chemex.
The process is tedious and I have to reheat the coffee in the microwave even if I pour a cup immediately after brewing
The coffee made with this device tastes like an entirely different beverage from those made with other machines. My wife and I will never make coffee with a machine again. Anything worthwhile is worth the wait. Definitely wet the beans initially and leave alone for 30 seconds to let them "bloom", as instructed. To speed up the drip process, try keeping the max amount of water in the filter to keep up the water pressure.
My husband & I were married in 1977 and this coffee-pot was a requested wedding shower gift. We had tried it before we got married and loved the quality of the cup of coffee it produces! We have never been without it....from that day forward! No lie! Our friends know us by it. It is a real classic and we hope it is produced forever. It is 100% dependable and makes great coffee. Beautiful clean design...saw it in the gift shop of an art museum one time, even!
I want a plastic free coffee maker that uses paper filters. Why? I'm trying to use less plastic for many reasons. Also, I just read that Coffee has a chemical called Cafestol that can raise your bad cholesterol and if you use a paper filter it filters out that chemical. I'm excited to use it.
I used a Chemex from about 1970 to 1986 when it was replaced by an endless series of electric drip coffee makers. Never too late to return to the best. I'm glad Chemex survived long enough for people to rediscover its quality.
How does coffee made with the Chemex drip maker compare with that made from a French Press? I do know that a French Press coffee maker is a mess to clean and I'd expect the Chemex to be to be less but how does the resulting coffee compare?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2013
Best Answer:The Chemex and the French Press are two totally different devices. The French Press keeps the natural oils from the coffee, whereas the Chemex uses a filter and you lose most of those oils. The Chemex is easier to clean, but uses a lot more coffee per cup compared to the French Press. It all depends on what you like. I think that if you like the flavor of a French Press, then you'll want some method that keeps the oils. If you like the flavor of drip brewed coffee then the Chemex will come close
If you use the Chemex properly - rinse the paper filter with boiling water before brewing, the coffee is smoother and less bitter (in a french press the grounds and accompanying oils are bathing the coffee)
Can you reheat by placing on a stove burner? Gas? Electric?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2014
Best Answer:From the Chemex FAQs:Because the Chemex is glass, it should not be placed directly on the range of a stove with exposed coils. It may be placed on a glass covered stove range. For exposed coils utilize the Chemex wire grid
Best Answer:A "cup" of coffee is usually is measured as 5 oz. So the 40 oz Chemex is an 8 cup brewer. Of course 40/6 is 6 and 2/3. So, if your cup measures between 6 and 7 oz., you will get six cups.
I drink my coffee from a 10 oz. mug, so I only get 4 mugs of coffee from a full 40 oz. brew. Actually, my wife does not drink coffee and I brew 500ml (17 oz) for myself each morning. That's about a mug and a half.
Chemex measures their cups at 5 oz. it would be an eight cup. If you fill it to the top of the button it would give you 5 cups or two nice size mug fills. If you don't mind a little sediment in the bottom of your up I highly recommend the Kone filter. Faster brew than the paper filters. It is hand crafted from stainless steel. Love my Chemex.
it depends on the size of your cups -- 6 cups x8 oz = 48 oz -- so no -- if you use old-fashioned coffee cups -- yes! (4-6 oz) 6 x 6 = 36, so yes. I used 12 oz mugs -- I can get three mug fulls out of one 40 oz chemex at a time. But it's so quick to pour --no problem.
Where is the Chemex coffee pot made? Information on this site is contradictory--under "Description" it says they're made in Taiwan, under "Full Story" it says they're made in Massachusetts. Thank you!
A shopper on Jan 17, 2015
Best Answer:From what I have found the glass for the Classic and glass handled models is from Taiwan. The Handblown series uses Schott glass from Germany and resembles a beaker. Except for the price the coffee tastes the same. If you like your coffee a little bolder I would recommend the Kone filter from Able Brewing it is handmade in the US from stainless steel. You get some sediment which I like. Whether you go Chemex filters or the Konerko it makes great coffee.
Chemex says that their coffee makers are manufactured in Massachusetts. They could be lying, but it would be a foolish thing to do (lie, that is)... You can read about it on Chemex's website in the "about us" section.