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-Basic Chemex
-Pint Coffeemakers
-Water Kettle
-Hand Blown Coffeemakers
-Parts and Accessories
-Photo of Chemex Collection

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The Chemex coffeemaker has been manufactured for more than 50 years. Its design has brought it many awards, and it is featured in major museums. But of more importance is the raving of critics, praising the taste of the coffee it produces.

The hand-blown coffeemakers are very attractive; more shapely, thicker, and with a green-glass hue. They are hand-blown into a form, guaranteeing consistency in shape. As with any handcrafted item, you can expect distinctive markings in the glass, from time to time.

Chemex filters are specially bonded to remove any bitter elements of coffee, at an optimal rate. They are thicker than other filters, come to a point, and only fit Chemex coffeemakers. Though rounded-edge filters are available, we prefer the folded squares, which make them easier to remove with the spent grounds.

To use the square filters, separate the 3rd and 4th layers of the folded square, opening it into a funnel. Place the funnel into the top opening of your Chemex, with 3 thicknesses toward the vent (spout). Put about a tablespoon of coffee into the open filter for every cup (that's 5 oz. per cup) that you're making, and pour hot water onto the grounds.

To keep the contents warm, the Chemex coffeemakers can be placed directly over gas heat on your stove. If you have an electric stove, be sure to use a wire metal grid (see our Trivets page) to keep the glass from making direct contact with the elements. You can even boil water in your Chemex; just don't let it boil dry. To prevent damage to the wood collar, keep the heat source (gas flame or heated element) underneath the Chemex, and don't let it come up the sides.

To clean, we recommend hand washing your Chemex if you choose not to remove the collar. (Wooden collars don't fare very well in the dishwasher.) Do remove the collar periodically for a thorough cleaning.

Helpful Hints:
- Use the carafe to measure water for the kettle before heating the water;
- Grind coffee slightly coarser than for automatic drip coffee, if you have a grinder;
- Adjust the quantity of coffee to taste;
- Adjust the speed of pouring the hot water on the grounds to taste (slower, keeping the level just above the grounds makes the coffee stronger; faster, filling the top with water makes the coffee lighter in taste.


Chemex Coffeemaker Basics

Chemex Classic Series 10 Cup Coffeemaker CM-10A Chemex Classic Series 10 Cup Coffeemaker CM-10A

Heat-resistant glass,
Machine blown
9.25" high,
5" base,
6" wide belly,
Wood collar with tie bead and leather string,
Filters not included,
Uses filters below
Made in Taiwan
Click for PDF Instructions (1.21 MB)
Chemex Filter Squares - Pk/100 Chemex Coffee Filters, Unbleached Squares

100 count,
Unbleached paper,
Filter squares
Made in USA Made in USA

- Easier to remove from coffeemaker than the circular filters,
- Fits all Chemex coffeemakers except the 3-cup size.
Chemex oxygen cleansed white coffee filter suares Chemex Coffee Filters,
Oxygen Cleansed Squares

100 count,
Oxygen cleansed white paper,
Filter squares
Made in USA Made in USA

- Easier to remove from coffeemaker than the circular filters,
- Fits all Chemex coffeemakers except the 3-cup size.
Chemex Coffeemaker Glass Cover Chemex Glass Cover

2-7/8" wide
1-5/8" tall,
Heat resistant glass,
Helps keep coffee warm while serving
Made in Taiwan
Chemex Wood Replacement Collar Chemex Wood Collar

Wooden collar,
Tie bead,
Rawhide leather tie string,
Made in Taiwan

Fits all except CM-1
Chemex Carafe Cleaning Brush Chemex Cleaning Brush

15" long,
4" long brush head is 3" wide,
Nylon bristles,
Shaped wooden handle
Made in Germany


Chemex Pint Coffeemaker

chemex 3-cup glass coffeemaker Chemex 3-Cup Glass Coffeemaker CM-1C

15 ounce capacity,
8-1/4" high,
4-1/4" at its widest,
Wood collar with leather tie,
Made in Taiwan

Uses FP-2 Filters
Chemex Half-Moon FP-2 Coffee Filters for 3-Cup Coffeemaker Chemex FP-2 Filters

100 filters,
13" unfolded,
Half-moon shape,
Made in USA Made in USA

For 3-cup coffeemakers only


Chemex Blown Glass Water Kettle

Chemex Water Kettle
chemex water kettle patent drawing
Original Patent: PDF 1.9 MB
Chemex Blown Glass Water Kettle CTKG

2 qt capacity,
10" high, 8" round,
The silicone steam-stopper has a hollow tube that leads steam up and out, so the neck remains cool to use as a handle,
Wire grid included for use on electric stove,
Made in Taiwan


Chemex Special Order Items

The items below are available by Special Order only,
and are usually shipped directly from the factory.

Allow about 2 weeks for delivery; possibly longer during the holiday season.

You can add Special Order items to a regular order, by typing your request in the Comments section of the on-line order form (shipping charges will be adjusted later), or by faxing or mailing an order form (PDF 46 KB), or by calling us at:
1-800-44-FANTE Tue-Fri 9-5 Eastern Time. Thank you.

Chemex CM-1 3-Cup Hand Blown Coffee Maker 3 Cup Hand-Blown Glass Chemex Coffeemaker, #CM-1

Special Order Item
15 ounce capacity,
Wood collar with leather tie,
Made in Germany

Uses FP-2 Filters
6 Cup Handblown Glass Chemex Coffeemaker, #CM-2 5 Cup Handblown Glass Chemex Coffeemaker, #CM-2

Special Order Item
25 ounce capacity,
Wood collar with bead and leather tie,
Made in Germany
8 Cup Handblown Glass Chemex Coffeemaker, #CM-3 8 Cup Handblown Glass Chemex Coffeemaker, #CM-3

Special Order Item
40 ounce capacity,
Wood collar with bead and leather tie,
Made in Germany
13 cup hand blown glass chemex coffee maker 13 Cup Handblown Glass Chemex Coffeemaker, #CM-4

Special Order Item
65 ounce capacity,
11-1/4" high,
6-1/2" belly,
Wood collar with bead and leather tie,
Made in Germany
  Chemex Rawhide Tie and Bead, #CMHL

Special Order Item
For wooden collars
  Chemex Rawhide Tie, #CMRH

Special Order Item
For wooden collars
Replacement Chemex Collar & Tie for CM-1 and CMH-1 Replacement
Chemex Wood Collar & Tie
for CM-1, #CMH-1

Special Order Item
Fits only the 3-cup coffeemakers
  Replacement Chemex Steam Stopper for Water Kettle, #SS

Special Order Item
Glass tube with silicone rubber stoppers


The Chemex Collection

Chemex Collection
Please note: Warmer, Cozy Collar, Sugar & Creamer and Mugs no longer available.

The manufacturer :

Division of International Housewares
69 South Church Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-499-2370
Fax: 413-443-3546

Chemex Coffeemaker Patent Drawings:
1941: Chemex 1941 Patent Drawing 1946: Chemex 1946 Patent Drawings 1947: Chemex 1947 Patent Drawings



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