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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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I love it! The coffee is much better tasting than the Melitta drip method I had been using the past couple years.
January 30, 2019
7 months ago
Really clean tasting coffee. Fun process - it’s not speedy but not as cumbersome as some reviews would lead one to believe. No issues with the carafe at all, thus far. I have smallish hands and generally have no issues picking up the hot carafe though once in a while I wish I had chosen a carafe with a handle - comme ci comme ça!
September 24, 2018
11 months ago
Thank you so much
When we use to chemex,we always feel be happy thanks for chemex :)
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August 2, 2018
1 year ago
No plastic in my coffee anymore!
July 25, 2018
1 year ago
Such an improvement
I've been using a percolator, and this chemex is such an improvement. It takes less grounds for more coffee + better tasting!
June 1, 2018
1 year 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
over 2 years ago
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
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
I like that it's a glass product. Plastic is not good for our health.I don't like the filters. It's a lot of paper product, soaks up too much water and drips very slow.
July 11, 2016
over 3 years ago
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 4 years ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Have a Chemex already and want another for summer place.
Barbara M on Jul 8, 2019
It's simple and beautiful.
Laura R on Jul 8, 2019
Have a Chemex already and want another for summer place.
Barbara M on Jul 8, 2019
Improve my coffee game
Joseph M on Jul 8, 2019
It's simple and beautiful.
Laura R on Jul 8, 2019
Best price
Michael on Jul 4, 2019
we love chemex.
Boram K on Jul 4, 2019
I’ve used Chemex coffee pots for many years . If you love coffee, this is the pot to use. The best tasting coffee!
Phyllis L on Jul 2, 2019
To replace an old one. It's a classic!
Linda V on Jul 1, 2019
Needed it!
Tran T on Jun 30, 2019
Capsule coffee has no taste.
Michael A on Jun 30, 2019
Excellent method to make coffee
catherine w on Jun 24, 2019
I do not regularly make coffee at home, but I recently ordered some grounds and realized I did not have a coffee maker. This set of items looked simple to use and easy to clean.
Paul S on Jun 23, 2019
been using chemex for over 35 years
Thomas Z on Jun 23, 2019
Old one broken
Gerald L on Jun 20, 2019
Because it was on sale, and the one I use now is plastic, and I'd prefer house glass
Catherine D on Jun 20, 2019
My son uses this every day at his house and enjoys it, so I thought I'd give it a try!
Kathleen S on Jun 17, 2019
Just cute
Patti M on May 29, 2019
It was part of a gift registry
Meredith M on Apr 7, 2019
My daughter's family has this product and their coffee is much better than the coffee I make in my automatic drip coffee maker.
Sara C on Jan 25, 2019
I have two Nespresso products but wanted a simple poor over. I used to have one 20 yrs ago and remembered how good the coffee was.I love the style and simplicity of the design and reliability of always great coffee.
Robin W on Jan 24, 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
Improve my coffee game
Joseph M on Jul 8, 2019
Best price
Michael on Jul 4, 2019
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.
Can someone tell me how many tablespoons of coffee grounds and how much water are they using for a single serving of coffee for one?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: For a regular day I typically find 20g of beans and make 300 ml using Tetsu Kasuya’s 4:6 method (it won’t let me post a link but you can find plenty of videos that explain it on youtube.)

That usually gets me about 2 small cups. Sometimes I use the same ratios and make 450 ml so I can have coffee for a good part of the day (my thermos keeps it hot all day). I imagine 150-200 ml would be a small to medium sized mug.
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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