Chemex Classic Series Review

Chemex Classic Series
Overall Rating
94
Coffee Quality (40%)
95
Design & Features (20%)
93
Durability (20%)
93
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
95
The Bottom Line
Almost everyone knows Chemex. And if you don't know them by name, you probably know their signature design. Made in the USA, the Chemex Classic Series comes in 4 sizes from 15-50 oz and is perfectly designed for pour-over.
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Key Features of the Chemex Classic Series

Key Features of Chemex Classic Series

  • Material: Glass
  • Filter: Paper, single-use; stainless steel permanent
  • Volume: 4 models – 15 oz, 30 oz, 40 oz, 50 oz
  • Made In: USA

Chemex Classic Series Overview

Chemex is a high-quality brand that’s established a lot of brand loyalty over the years. Their reputation has inspired plenty of knock-offs, but don’t fall for it or skimp on cost — you want the real deal.

Part of Chemex’s Classic Series and weighing in at 1.9 lbs, this pour over has thinner glass than the vintage Chemex models.

As far as the filter goes, you can choose paper or stainless steel, and there are pros and cons to each as detailed above.

You could use a stainless steel filter lined with a paper filter and get the best of both worlds, but obviously that’s a little more expensive (and complicated).

Plus, can we also agree that Chemex pour over brewers are beautiful works of art? And I just love the wood collar for a soft touch to an otherwise classy, elegant sculpture.

Just be careful not to get the wood collar wet when washing. The Chemex isn’t difficult to wash — just swirl with hot water and clean weekly with soap and a soft-bristled brush — but don’t get that collar wet.

Any complaints one would have about this pour over coffee maker are complaints they’d have with any pour over coffee maker: the time it takes to brew and the precision required to master your coffee.

Pros
  • Models range up to 50 oz capacity
  • Stunning design
  • Durable, well-made glass
Cons
  • Top end of pour over price range
  • Be careful not to get wood collar wet

Is the Chemex Classic Series for you?

Is Chemex Classic Series for you?

Chemex makes the best pour over coffee makers, bar none. They’re sleek, beautiful, functional and extremely high quality. The only downside is the price tag relative to other pour over coffee makers in our top 5.

Chemex Classic Series Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Chemex Classic Series!

Check out Chemex Classic Series!

Chemex Classic Series
Almost everyone knows Chemex. And if you don't know them by name, you probably know their signature design. Made in the USA, the Chemex Classic Series comes in 4 sizes from 15-50 oz and is perfectly designed for pour-over.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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