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Chemex 8 Cup Coffee Maker - Classic & Glass Handle Styles

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SKU: 8 Cup Chemex
4.9 stars, based on 26 reviews
 
  • Simple function and visual elegance combine for the optimum extraction of full rich-bodied coffee.
  • This hourglass shaped flask is made entirely of glass, a chemically inert material that does not absorb odors or chemical residues.
  • Capacity: 8 "cups" / 40 ounces
  • Wood Collar Style includes a polished wood collar with leather tie.
  • Glass Handle Style includes a graceful but sturdy glass handle.
  • Has no moving parts and will work forever, unless it is dropped or in some other way destroyed.
  • Also available in 10 cup, 6 cup, and 3 cup volumes.

Brewing instructions:

  1. Open the Chemex-Bonded® Coffee Filter into a cone. One side should have three layers. Place the cone in the top of your coffeemaker with the thick portion toward the pouring spout.
  2. Using Regular or Automatic Grind coffee only, put one rounded tablespoon of coffee per 5 oz. cup into the filter cone. If you prefer stronger coffee, use more; there is never any bitterness in coffee brewed using the Chemex® method.
  3. When the water is boiling, remove it from the heat until it stops boiling vigorously. It should now be at about 200ºF, a perfect brewing temperature. Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds, just enough to wet them without floating. This is important because it allows the grounds to "bloom," so the desirable coffee elements can be released.
  4. After this first wetting simply pour more water, soaking the grounds each time, but keeping the water level well below the top of the coffeemaker. Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, dispose of the spent grounds by lifting the filter out of the coffeemaker. Serve and enjoy.

Recommended starting parameters:

  • 36-42 grams of coffee
  • Medium-coarse grind
  • 600-700 milliliters of water heated to 200-205 degrees
  • 3:30-4:00 brew time
Specifications:
Manufacturer: Chemex
Model: CM-8A or CM-8GH
Width: 5-1/4"
Depth: 5-1/4"
Height: 9"

Chemex

The Chemex® coffeemaker was invented by chemist Peter J. Schlumbohm, Ph.D., in 1941. Being a doctor of Chemistry, he was very familiar with laboratory apparati and the methods of filtration and extraction. He applied this knowledge when designing his coffeemaker by modifying the laboratory funnel, adding an "air channel" and a pouring spout. He added the "air channel" so the air displaced by the liquid dripping into the vessel could easily escape past the laboratory filter paper. Over the years, these items have been recognized as outstanding examples of American Design. In 1956, the Chemex coffee maker was selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of the best-designed items of modern times, the only coffee brewer chosen for the award. The coffee maker and the water kettle are in the permanent collections of museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian, the Philadelphia Museum and the Corning Museum located in Corning, NY. When it comes to exceptionally tasting coffee made from a simple but elegant process, the Chemex has no rival.

Verified Buyer

2018-02-15T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Such a classic!

Have always loved the Chemex makers and was excited to get some for our store. Great customer service from Prima on helping with our order. Looking forward to sharing the Chemex way with our customers!

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Verified Buyer

2018-01-02T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Chemex Rocks

Got this for my mother for Christmas. Great way to make quality coffee for several people at once. Beautiful, simple design. Would highly recommend.

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Verified Buyer

2017-10-30T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Wholesale product purchase

Excellent as always

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-26T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Quiet Moments

This type of process definitely brings out the best flavor of coffee. My son got me interested in this method. He approved of the Chemex pot and gave me a big thumbs up. However, he greatly criticized my choice of grinders and I had not been able to obtain the correct size filter. I'm still trying so maybe next time, he'll be pleased. We don't see each other often enough.

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Verified Buyer

2017-03-07T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Old Standby

This is just a replacement purchase. My old chemex got into a violent altercation with my ceramic-tile floor. It lost. When it's making coffee though, and not plummeting to it's demise, it's hard to beat a Chemex for simplicity. The Chemex is one of the most forgiving pourover brewers that I've encountered, and it's a design icon to boot. But let's be honest, you already know what you're getting into and you don't really need my opinion. So instead I'll leave you with this advice: Don't throw your Chemex at a hard surface. It won't go well.

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Verified Buyer

2017-02-17T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great kit

The starter kit was a perfect gift. Everything is good quality.

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Verified Buyer

2017-01-22T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Chemex coffee maker

I have used the Chemex coffee pot for 20 years and I would NOT switch to anything else. Used with the Chemex filter, the coffee is clean and pure and will convert you to becoming a "coffee snob"

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Verified Buyer

2016-08-08T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

A True Classic

I've been brewing with my Chemex for a couple of weeks now and am very impressed by the quality of the cup it produces. I normally brew my morning coffee with a Hario Woodneck, but that only produces one cup. It was a hassle on weekends when I wanted more than that as I had to prep the second cup right after brewing the first. The Chemex now allows me to make enough for two (or more) cups. I watched a number of video tutorials on Chemex techniques and have to say it is much more forgiving than the Hario. The difference really is the filter. It's thickness holds the slurry together longer than the average paper filter, and much longer than the flannel filter the Woodneck uses. The biggest challenge has been dialing in the proper grind size, but paying attention to overall pour times was very helpful. Sturdy, simple, and attractive--the Chemex is a welcome addition to my coffee-brewing lineup.

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-30T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Form follows function for great tasting coffee

I had the task of replacing an heirloom of a Chemex coffee maker purchased in the 1960's. It was recently broken by a house guess who was truly enamered by my great tasting coffee in the "cool glass container." So I was pleasantly surprised to find Prima and their loyal commitment to Chemex and Buono coffee products. Excellent connoisseurs of fine coffee and accoutrements. Bravo...and thanks for the rescue! Forever fan!

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-26T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

amazing coffee maker!

Really glad that I purchased this coffee maker. Looks cool & is simplicity awesome

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Verified Buyer

2014-11-09T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

ChemEx review

Great product.....best cup of joe Highly recommended

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Verified Buyer

2014-10-07T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great Joe!

Works great, nice design, This is the way i like to make my coffee and finally found the right tool. By the way you can reuse the filters, they are made with such quality paper just wash them out and let dry...on my 4 use of one.

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Verified Buyer

2014-10-02T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Love the Chemex!

Chemex has turned me into someone curious about coffee into someone who loves coffee. The flavors that come out of this are amazing. I seek out freshly roasted beans, own my own grinder, and make coffee when I crave something delicious instead of just for the caffeine content. Chemex is so easy to use and makes drinking coffee in the mornings an absolute treat. It's slightly time consuming, but well worth the wait.

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Verified Buyer

2014-03-14T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

BEST COFFEE

MAKES THE BEST COFFEE USED THIS SINCE THE 70'S and love the looks of this chemed

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Verified Buyer

2014-02-15T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Amazing coffee!!

I was a barista for a few years and I can honestly say that this is the best cup of coffee I have ever made. So much body and flavor and NO bitterness, no burnt taste, just pure delicious coffee flavor. We have an old junky coffee grinder and it still turned out amazing! I can only imagine how much better it would be with a high quality grinder. HIGHLY recommend and such an affordable price!

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Verified Buyer

2014-01-09T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

sixty years ago we had a chemex, loved it then

Recently purchased the Chemex, l love it, clear clean and classy. I use only organic, fair trade coffee, Thanksgiving Coffee from Fort Bragg, CA. Sixty years ago we had one, used it for years, it broke.....Forgot about until I became dissatisfied with all coffee makers.

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Verified Buyer

2014-01-03T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great Tasting coffee!!!

I bought this with a complete pourover set from Prima for a christmas present for my husband... he had never made pourover coffee before but we LOVE getting it at a cafe near our house.... this was perfect! åÊWe watched tutorials on youtube and now he is making it about twice a day for us :-) DELICIOUS, and the chemex pot has a beautiful, simple design that is easy to clean. åÊYou can really taste the difference. åÊLove love love, would recommend this product to anyone. åÊShipped quickly as well!

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2014-01-03T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Great Tasting coffee!!!

I bought this with a complete pourover set from Prima for a christmas present for my husband... he had never made pourover coffee before but we LOVE getting it at a cafe near our house.... this was perfect! åÊWe watched tutorials on youtube and now he is making it about twice a day for us :-) DELICIOUS, and the chemex pot has a beautiful, simple design that is easy to clean. åÊYou can really taste the difference. åÊLove love love, would recommend this product to anyone. åÊShipped quickly as well!

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-28T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Shipped fast, Great seller

This seller shipped within a few days, in time for Xmas. The coffee maker is great quality, a durable glass, though I'm sure it can break. The glass gets hot while brewing, but the base is thicker, so it won't damage counters so easily. It pours well too, with no dripping. The package came with a surprise Prima coffee mug! I'll definitely buy from Prima again.

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-26T00:00:00.000Z

5 / 5 stars

Classic method great for emphasizing high notes

I purchased this chemex recently, and I'm quite happy that I did. It shipped quickly and for free. This method appears to really emphasize clarity, and I'm currently enjoying it with a few brighter Central American coffees and several African coffees (especially natural process!). I have not tried any Indonesian or fuller-bodied American coffees yet, but I'm curious to see what parts of their profiles shine through.åÊ I'm still refining my method, but have already made several great batches. There are many (quite) different brew guides out there to experiment with, but the chemex filters are pretty forgiving so it does not take very long to find a reliable method for a good cup. It appears to me that the larger the batch is the better the brew, so I use this chemex for 2-3 people with about 650-700mL water input.

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