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Manual Coffee Makers and What is the Difference btwn Chemex and Melitta??

MelissaMachete | Dec 1, 2011 10:35 AM

I'm looking for something that is non electric, NOT plastic, and preferably doesn't use paper filters. I've used a french press but often don't drink the coffee fast enough before it gets bitter. My husband is a slave to his electric drip, but I feel it has an inferior taste and it has all plastic innards.

While I've basically narrowed it down to the Chemex or a Melitta (ceramic version) that I plan on using with a reusable mesh filter (linked below) I found on amazon. I'd also love to learn the difference between the Chemex and Melitta. I've done some research, but it basically looks like the Chemex is a Melitta that has a reservoir on the bottom.

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