Chemex-ish coffee filter

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Not that specifically, but I have just myself bought a Hario ... which is a conical device holding a filter paper which you bloom the coffee and then pour in the water.

It's okay ...

Versus my Gaggia, no ... it's not good.

Versus a cafetière, it's an improvement ... and the ease of disposing the paper with the grounds is good.
 
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Your photo of the boxed edition looks just like my Chemex. I found that the main element in the setup is the 'Filter'. I would think that if you followed the Chemex procedure and the filter that you'll have the same thing for a lot less money.
Don't forget to 'rinse' the filter before you is it.


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Looks like a very good copy to me. I would think the only difference to a rel Chemex would be the quality / strength of the glass.

I have two chemex (smallest and a 4/6 cups one) and a Hario like Paul's. If you're only making 1 cup don't bother with the Chemex get a Hario or something similar. The small Chemex is a faff. For more than three cups I'd give this a shot for a tenner.
 
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Thanks for the infoz, folks. Are the Hario drippers very different from bog-standard filter cones? They certainly make some nice looking products. Yes p.b I wonder if it is like those wafer-thin IKEA glasses which break up while you're drying them with a linen tea-towel?! Ah well, for £9 and pence delivered, it's got to be worth a punt :)
 

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I think the selling point of the Hario dripper is the filter paper. They are very similar to the Chemex papers which from memory are much thicker, but coarser than a Melitta type filter paper. I got the plastic dripper for £5 and a bit more for the papers.
 
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I've tried a few preformed filters brands and they just don't work as well or have the 'strength' of the Chemex ones.


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On the lookout for a Chemex, I stumbled across these imitations on Amazon
Has anyone tried one?
Hi Phil,

I looked at the item and there's a few things I can mention, along with what others have said about the glass quality and thickness. That's real important as you will find.....heh. Real Chemex glass takes a beagting.

This is a system that involves a special kinda channeled glass vessel that's designed to work with special filters. That's the hook............the brewing method and flavor. It's not gonna be quite like a regular drip cone thing. Is the one for sale just like a regular pot with no channel?

The filters in that one you're looking at seem like they don't fit right. Do they stick up in strange way?

Well anyway, just a few things to bring up.

Martin
 
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On the lookout for a Chemex, I stumbled across these imitations on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/infuser-San-Francisco-Bay-Gourmet/dp/B0193UBR4A

The included coffee will likely be dreck, but for under a tenner it's certainly tempting given that a genuine Chemex costs a lot more. Has anyone tried one?
The imitation would be a great idea. I have broken maybe 10 of the real McCoys. Of course there is the one from The Museum of Modern Art's shop that would a nice to own.
 
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I think the selling point of the Hario dripper is the filter paper. They are very similar to the Chemex papers which from memory are much thicker, but coarser than a Melitta type filter paper. I got the plastic dripper for £5 and a bit more for the papers.
Totally agree. The plastic Hario dripper seems to retain better. Their metal dripper is a piece of art, though.
 
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