Chemex Classic Series Glass Pour-Over Coffee Maker, 10 Cup

Last updated: July 26, 2021

If you're into pour over coffee, chances are you don't like the chemical taste that tends to seep into coffee with plastics and some types of glass. The Chemex Classic Series Glass Pour-Over Coffee Maker, 10 Cup uses nonporous glass that keeps your flavor as pure as possible. You can also choose between a 3, 6, 8 or 10-cup model, depending on your own unique needs. In our testing, we loved how sleek and aesthetically pleasing this coffee maker was.

We looked at the top Pour Over Makers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pour Over Maker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Choose from a range of 3 to 10-cup capacity with this Chemex Classic Glass coffee maker, which comes in four different sizes.

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the Chemex Classic Glass Pour-Over Coffee, 10 Cup placed 8th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

CHEMEX delivers the purest flavor experience. Made of non-porous Borosilicate glass which will not absorb odors or chemical residues. CHEMEX pour-over allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavor. Simple, easy to use with timeless, elegant design. Use CHEMEX Bonded Filters FP-1, FC-100, FS-100, FSU-100.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The collar serves as an insulated handle around the middle that protects your fingers from the heat. Simple, functional operation and a visual elegance combine for the optimum extraction of full, rich-bodied brews.
- Foodal
The Chemex Coffeemaker is a great choice if you want to brew larger batches of delicious pour over coffee and have a penchant for stunning design.
Part of the magic behind this brew method is the Chemex double bonded filter. Due to the micro fine paper design, the coffee is extremely clean once brewed. The paper "catches" many of the small coffee particles that usually make it into your cup. Clarity and cleanliness are two qualities that the Chemex boasts.
Made from Borosilicate glass with double-bonded filtration, the Classic is perfect if you want gourmet coffee for a large family in a single brew.
Something we love about the Chemex is that cleaning it is really easy, since its just a single glass vessel.
The coffee produced was frankly delightful. You do need to artfully fold paper filters to fit, and waiting for 50oz of water to boil in your kettle takes a while… but it’s worth it.
Unlike most other pour-over brewers, the Chemex is capable of brewing for a couple of people or for a large group as they come in 6-, 8-, and even 10-cup brew-and-serve sizes; the proprietary Chemex filters contribute to a clean, sweet, articulate flavor in the cup.
The glass may get hot as you brew, but you’ll love the elegant wooden grip that wraps the middle of the hourglass-shaped carafe—it will protect your hand from the heat and look absolutely stylish at the same time.
The Chemex makes an excellent cup of coffee, one that taste just as good as the coffee maker looks. Of course, brewing great coffee does require some skill and expertise, because the entire process is done by hand.
Another trend within the comments is how easy it is to keep the Chemex clean. A quick rinse or placing it in the dishwasher is all that’s needed. Unlike the single – serve or automatic drip coffee makers, there aren’t any plastic parts or tubes to keep clean.
It is made of borosilicate glass. Before you freak out, take note that it is not the type of glass that is fragile. It is thick enough to withstand low heat and last long. Plus, the glass is also non-porous. This prevents the absorption of chemicals and odors that can have a negative impact in the flavor of your coffee. This way, you can expect only the purest taste from your caffeine fix.

What reviewers didn't like

The proprietary Chemex filters are a bit thicker, and therefore take out more of the coffee oils.
The filters can be pricey.
This carafe is not the most durable if you don’t treat it with care but if you respect your Chemex, you’ll get gourmet coffee for years at a very reasonable cost.
One downside of the Chemex is that the curved shape can make cleaning a pain: A bottle brush or coffee-specific cleaning products will go a long way to keeping that glass sparkling.
Only compatible with pricey Chemex coffee filters; glass loses heat quickly.
On the downside, one drawback of the Chemex seems to be the fragility of the product. Since it’s entirely made of glass, it stands to reason there will be complaints of it cracking or breaking.
There is no function that keeps the coffee warm.
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