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Beautiful, Art Deco Design
Simplicity, elegance, economy, and extraordinary coffee make the Chemex 10 Cup Brewer one of our very favorite ways to brew and serve coffee. The Chemex coffee brewer not only makes great coffee, but the styling is such that it has gained a place on our kitchen counter top instead of being stuck in a cabinet. It has even been featured in an exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art. Essentially, it resembles an hour glass that is open at the top with a removable wooden collar at the waist held on by a leather string. Like we said--simple, elegant.
In principle, it's like a drip type coffee maker, but there are some very notable differences. First, the Chemex is simply made of heat resistant glass. No electricity or moving parts. You'll need a kettle or pan to heat the water and then pour into the Chemex. Second, the Chemex uses a folded paper filter that is much thicker than those used by other brewers. This thicker paper regulates the flow of coffee, keeping the hot water in contact with the grounds longer while providing the best filtration of any filter we've seen. The thicker filters the Chemex uses trap a lot of the fats and acids in the coffee grounds giving the cup an exceptional clear taste profile. It's also more difficult to tear or burst when removing it for disposal, and for klutzes like me that's a good thing! Also, because you control the heat of the water, you overcome one of our biggest gripes about automatic coffee brewers--most of them simply don't get the water hot enough to allow for full extraction of the coffee.
Brewing with the Chemex
We'd give you a lengthy description on how to use the Chemex, but it is so simple there is not a lot to say. Just use Chemex brand filters, grind your coffee about like you would for an ordinary drip coffee maker, use nearly boiling water, pour just a little in at first to allow the ground coffee to get saturated, then pour in the rest of the water. Don't place it on the stove at high heat, treat and clean it like you would any other glassware, and don't let it overflow when filling it. That's it. Your Chemex will brew coffee as great 30 years from now as it does today.
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
Home Coffee Roasters
The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.
Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.
We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.
If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.