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Chemex coffeemaker in Toronto?

Pantz | Apr 11, 2008 03:50 PM

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.

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