There's a few posts about Chemex coffeemakers, but not too recently. So, just wondering if anyone knows of a retailer in Toronto who is selling these?
I know Chemex sells direct through their website, but I'm a hands on guy. I want to look at it before i buy it.
At the Bay downtown the other day, I spotted a Bodum version of this style of coffeemaker they've branded as the Kona. It's basically the same thing as a Chemex - an all in one manual pour filter coffee maker. It comes equipped with a gold filter basket and a plastic sleeve for the indented middle. I think it was priced aroung $60. I thought it looked a little fragile and nowhere near as attractive as the Chemex model.
So, other than a lead on Chemex in Toronto, can anyone comment on if they believe it's worth the search? Should I settle for the Bodum version? Or even find a cheaper Melitta type arrangement if i just want to experiment with manual drip?
I have a starbucks espresso machine for espresso (occassionaly great, usually ok results) and a french press I'm very happy with for regular brew.