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Chemex Classic Series Drip Coffee Glass Coffee Makers

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...Read More

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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.

Meet the creative genius behind this iconic brewer.

Looking to master the art of pourover coffee? Click here for a step-by-step how-to from one of our bloggers.

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  • 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

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Chemex
  • Material: Glass, wood and leather
  • Made in Taiwan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash
  • Not for stovetop use


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Customer Reviews

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"Great product, perfect coffee"
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
December 29, 2012
Using Chemex Since 1976
I use my Chemex with the filters and Italian Dark Roast coffee ground to espresso grade at my local coffee store. I put the coffee in a thermos. It makes me feel like I'm in Italy every morning.

Occasionally, I use a plastic funnel I bought in Tuscany at The Coop supermarket on the A-1 motorway with a Melita filter. That works well too
September 20, 2012
I love this coffee pot. The coffee is so much better than what I get from my electric drip pot. I can make it really strong without bitterness or oiliness. Delicious! I would, however, skip the little $10.00 lid which I bought. The coffee really needs to be put into a thermal carafe right away to stay hot so the lid turns out to be completely useless. Great pot, forget the lid.
April 18, 2015
over 3 years ago
Brews good cup of coffee!
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.
October 11, 2013
Simply the best.
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.
January 24, 2015
The Journey
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
September 20, 2013
This is coffee perfection. No, really!
I am so happy i finally bought a Chemex. I consider myself a coffee snob, but am not an expert. I put my drip coffeemaker in the basement many years ago and switched to a french press, which i loved. But I decided to buy a Chemex recently and it's as if I am tasting real coffee for the first time! The flavors the Chemex and its filter brings out of the coffee are truly amazing. So much moreso than my french press. A little research revealed that a finer grind is the reason (you must use a coarse grind with a french press). Plus, the brew is so much cleaner than with the press. No sediment or graininess. I thought I liked that until i brewed with the Chemex, but no more! I can now say that the best coffee I've ever had is made by me, with my new Chemex.
August 23, 2016
Better Living Through Chemistry!
This thing is easy to use, dishwasher safe, and it makes the cleanest, purest, brightest coffee I've ever had. Added bonus: Since I started using this brew method, I've been able to cut the sugar I normally use in each cup by half. I agree that this is all due in large part to the filters specifically designed for this device, but hey, a top-line fighter jet requires top-line jet fuel, right? So overall, I couldn't be more happy.
April 14, 2015
Best cup of coffee I ever had!
Chemex... you are a dream come true. Your coffee is only as good as the coffee maker you use. Glass, clean, and a true pure cup of coffee! Thank you Chemex!
October 2, 2016
over 3 years ago
Every single memory
I've used Chemex for years! It's seen me through good times and bad; and always delivered a consistent cuppa. From Blue Mountain to French Roast I know I'll end up with a pure flavor. And it looks great on my counter, too.
February 14, 2017
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
good product, size I wanted
Jan H on Jan 11, 2019
good product, size I wanted
Jan H on Jan 11, 2019
Glass is good for those that want to avoid plastic parts. . .
Barbara H on Jan 5, 2019
My 23-year-old son asked for this specifically for his Christmas present.
Bonnie H on Dec 11, 2018
On daughter's Christmas list
Ken M on Dec 11, 2018
We had one and it was broken in a move. Loved the coffee and I ordered this as a replacement.
Michael S on Dec 8, 2018
Requested as a gift
Kathleen B on Dec 7, 2018
I've been contemplating getting this coffee maker for quite awhile. The price seems very appropriate.
Thelma P on Dec 6, 2018
recommended to my by my daughters
Tamara S on Dec 3, 2018
To replace one that I have had for about 20 years and was recently broken.
Joan N on Dec 3, 2018
Selected as a gift.
Diane T on Dec 3, 2018
My daughter-in-law put it on her Christmas wish list.
Betty T on Dec 2, 2018
Great price on the Chemex!
Jennifer B on Dec 2, 2018
Husband wants one
Anh-Thu C on Nov 25, 2018
My son in law has wanted one
Heidi G on Nov 11, 2018
Brews coffee free of plastic.
Carleton J on Nov 2, 2018
Makes a smooth and healthy coffee that tastes outstanding!
Patricia M on Jul 26, 2018
gift registry
Anneka G on Jul 18, 2018
It's a beautiful classic that I remember from decades ago. Makes great coffee.
Patricia T on Jul 7, 2018
I have a 10 cup Chemex and just wanted something smaller. I really like the Chemex!
Susan A on Jul 4, 2018
classy looking gift
Diane F on Jun 24, 2018
Coffee never taste better than with a Chemex.
Rachel I on Jun 22, 2018
Great product!
Gregory W on Jun 19, 2018
my other one was broken
mary o on Apr 29, 2018
stephanie f on Apr 21, 2018
Unparalleled flavor , complete control
Charles F on Apr 16, 2018
I love this coffee carafe because of its authentic method for making great tasting coffee the old fashioned way.
Philip P on Apr 15, 2018
Part of the bridal registry
Frederick K on Apr 1, 2018
wanted to try a pour over and had good reviews
Anna S on Mar 26, 2018
Makes delicious coffee. I broke mine and need a new one.
J O on Feb 28, 2018
adding 2 additional cups to Chemex coffee maker
Michelle C on Feb 24, 2018
Best pour over - tried a couple others and they didn't compare to the great tasting coffee from the Chemex.
Lori G on Jan 26, 2018
Love Chemex coffee
Lauren Byrne P on Jan 15, 2018
Broke my previous one after several years. Love the taste of the coffee it makes. Simple design, beautiful to look at and quality coffee to drink.
Nichole M on Jan 11, 2018
I had one and broke it - it's been great to have!
Melanie S on Jan 1, 2018
I want a good cup of coffee. Several of my friends keep telling me this makes the best coffee. I am willing to give it a try.
Alexa E on Dec 27, 2017
purchased this for a friend
lucy b on Dec 26, 2017
My brother was getting into pourover coffee and wanted to play with a Chemex, so I wanted him to have a good experience!
Mat F on Dec 18, 2017
Bottom line is that I love the coffee that comes from brewing in a Chemex.
Barbara W on Dec 16, 2017
The classic choice.
M L on Dec 13, 2017
Nara-Lila M on Dec 12, 2017
Wanted to try it, we love coffee and sometimes need less than our 10-cup.
Amanda R on Dec 11, 2017
As a gift
Judy I on Dec 10, 2017
As a gift for my nephew who had this on his wish list.
Teresa B on Dec 8, 2017
This was on someone's wish list!
Frances Y on Dec 6, 2017
Because I have used Chemex for more than five years. It is rated the number one coffee maker in the country. It is excellent for really diehard coffee drinkers.
Cheryl C on Dec 5, 2017
Makes the best coffee!
Sydney T on Dec 4, 2017
Requested gift
Tracy W on Dec 4, 2017
my husband had one and it broke, he loves his chemex coffee maker so I bought him a new one for Christmas
Jane M on Dec 2, 2017
I have had a good experience with Chemex coffee makers in the past. Now I want a larger (10-cup) coffee maker so I can make coffee for guests.
Jean S on Dec 1, 2017
Glass is good for those that want to avoid plastic parts. . .
Barbara H on Jan 5, 2019
My 23-year-old son asked for this specifically for his Christmas present.
Bonnie H on Dec 11, 2018
Comparison of Chemex with french press

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: 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
What about microwave?

A follow-on to the question about reheating: can you put the carafe in a microwave oven?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This coffeemaker is not microwave safe.
Are there cup markings on the carafe?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, there are no cup markings on this carafe
It has a wooden neck/grip. Can the unit be washed in a dishwasher or must it be hand washed? How well does the wood part withstand washing over time?
Christine D on Mar 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The wooden grip is easily removed - it's tied on with the leather strap. as long as you keep water off the leather, the grip and leather will last for some time. I haven't personally used a dishwasher to clean it and would be hesitant to do so as the Chemex itself is bottom heavy (top heavy, if you turn it upside down). Serious Eats says that if you do use a dishwasher to clean a Chemex that you should rinse it several times afterwards... hope this is helpful.
can filters other than chemex be used?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You could still brew "coffee" using other filters and the Chemed, but the real answer is No. Chemex filters are around $7 for a box of 100 filters. They are designed for the vase shape and filter out more of the oils than typical coffee filters. The Chemex filter plays perhaps the most important role in the flavor profile of Chemed brewed coffee.
If I am looking to make only 1-2 cups of coffee which size should I buy?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Firstly, that depends on what you mean by "a cup." Chemex and most other coffee brewer makers considers a cup to be five ounces. If you agree with that, you would need only the 3 cup Chemex.

But, if you mean 1 or 2 mugs, which hold about 10 ounces, you would need the 6 cup Brewer.

I drink about 500 ml (17 oz) each morning with my breakfast, so the 6 cup would suit me as well, but sometimes I am making coffee for more than 1 person. I use the 8 cup Chemex. It can make up to 40 oz at a time, but it does a great job on my 500 ml portion each morning as well.

Good luck. Use freshly roasted beans. Grind them yourself. Measure carefully. And enjoy your coffee--morning or anytime.
is a 40ounce chemex equal 6 cups of coffee?
valerie c on Nov 26, 2014
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.

Enjoy your brew.
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: Made in Taiwan. Chemex Corp HQ is in Massachusetts.
what type of filters does this pot take?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Chemex has their own branded filters that I have been able to find at some coffee shops. They are not pricey
Cleaning chemex 3 cup???
A shopper on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have put it in the dishwasher and have handwash it. It has been good both ways. Ours just broke recently because it feel on the floor but in regards to your question treat it with care, because it's frágile we used to mostly hand wash it. *dont let it fall*
is there something that can be used to keep the coffee hot? Something along the lines of a heat plate
monique s on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: From Chemex website: "The Chemex can be placed directly on a glass top stove or over a low gas flame to be kept warm. If you have an electric stove with exposed coils, you may purchase the wire grid (TKG) which can be placed between the coils and the Chemex to protect the coffeemaker. The coils should be set to a low temperature."


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