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Old 09-01-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Looking to test drive one for a week before I buy. You will be handsomely rewarded for helping me out.

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Old 09-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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I have used one a few times and elected not to buy because I thought press coffee was at least as good; I know a few folks who swear by them. I did pop $8.95 and got a #6 conefilter plastic manual pourover that rests neatly on thermos bottle while dripping.

For ease I prefer the french press; for cleanup I prefer the pourover filter; for quality I'd call the press and a Chemex (or pourover) about a dead heat. You know you have to stand there and dribble water and stir for a few minutes, right?

You can use my pourover filter if you want. Six of one half dozen of the other.... but it has zero glamor factor compared to a nice Chemex.
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Now how did I know Dan would have used a Chemex,
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but it has zero glamor factor compared to a nice Chemex.
That only holds true if you liked the style of the 70's.

+1 on using a pour over.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Now how did I know Dan would have used a Chemex,
I have used aluminum foil, hedgeclippers, a Nikon camera body and a hamburger bun to make coffee in the jungle. Chemex is like Play-Dough in my hands.

I am one with the brew. I am.... Coffee-MacGyver.
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Default Re: Anyone have a Chemex?

I have a similar contraption from Bodum but only used it once.

If I could figure out how to pack it up and not break it, I would send it to you.

The filter without the glass could be used for a pourover,
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I have used one a few times and elected not to buy because I thought press coffee was at least as good; I know a few folks who swear by them. I did pop $8.95 and got a #6 conefilter plastic manual pourover that rests neatly on thermos bottle while dripping.

For ease I prefer the french press; for cleanup I prefer the pourover filter; for quality I'd call the press and a Chemex (or pourover) about a dead heat. You know you have to stand there and dribble water and stir for a few minutes, right?

You can use my pourover filter if you want. Six of one half dozen of the other.... but it has zero glamor factor compared to a nice Chemex.
This is for my desk at work- I'm using a french press now, but I'm looking for something that will produce a little less sediment. (I know I know grinder grinder blah blah)

I've been looking at pourovers too, but worried about the mess.Thoughts Senor Moo?
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You know you have to stand there and dribble water and stir for a few minutes, right?

He's either old enough to be used to this, or it will teach him what geezer-hood has in store for him...

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This is for my desk at work- I'm using a french press now, but I'm looking for something that will produce a little less sediment. (I know I know grinder grinder blah blah)

I've been looking at pourovers too, but worried about the mess.Thoughts Senor Moo?
The same mess as cleaning up a drip maker. Just let the filter/grounds drip dry and toss it in the trash......
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The same mess as cleaning up a drip maker. Just let the filter/grounds drip dry and toss it in the trash......
That's (dribble) about it. (dribble dribble) A Swissgold filter makes coffee more like a press but is a bit messier than paper filters. (dribble)
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Default Re: Anyone have a Chemex?

I've got a Chemex that I've used a few times, and I think it made the best tasting french roast that I've ever had. But keep in mind that the idea behind the Chemex, is the filter paper...not the vessel. Keeping that in mind, I would think you could use the filters with a Melita one cup (I could be wrong).
I'm a traditionalist...so I bought everything at once. Hand blown 6 cup Chemex, cleaning brush and two boxes of filters. I don't use it as much as I thought I would, but I wouldn't part with it either.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #11
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Default Re: Anyone have a Chemex?

Looks like I'm going with an aeropress instead. And maybe a secondary filter for my frenchie.
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Looks like I'm going with an aeropress instead. And maybe a secondary filter for my frenchie.
The Aeropress is a must have for any coffee lover.

Alan Alder who invented of this product made some metal filters to test but has an issue with selling them based on the health concern of non paper filtered coffee so it doesn't look like he will be selling them. A suggestion I am going to try is to cut one of my old gold filters to fit the bottom.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:37 PM   #13
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The Aeropress is a must have for any coffee lover.

Alan Alder who invented of this product made some metal filters to test but has an issue with selling them based on the health concern of non paper filtered coffee so it doesn't look like he will be selling them. A suggestion I am going to try is to cut one of my old gold filters to fit the bottom.
The secondary filter is for the frenchie- http://www.sweetmarias.com/frpress_i...on-screens.jpg
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Well, for low mess and power brew the AeroPress is a great call.
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The Aeropress is a must have for any coffee lover.

Alan Alder who invented of this product made some metal filters to test but has an issue with selling them based on the health concern of non paper filtered coffee so it doesn't look like he will be selling them. A suggestion I am going to try is to cut one of my old gold filters to fit the bottom.

The same Alan Alder from the old MASH TV program???
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The same Alan Alder from the old MASH TV program???

My bad, Alan Adler.
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Alan Adler


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As long as you're not talking about Aldo Novo, it's all good. That "life is just a fantasy song" reminds me of my first breakup.

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Sorry Rob, I know you were trying to provide some Chemex factual info and I went and trampled all over your reply, but you were kinda rough on me when my chrome E61 machine was in transit.
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Sorry Rob, I know you were trying to provide some Chemex factual info and I went and trampled all over your reply, but you were kinda rough on me when my chrome E61 machine was in transit.
I was actually talking about the Aeropress with the whole Alan Alda Alan Adler fiasco.

My eyes still hurt from looking at all that shiny metal .
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