Tag Archives: Chemex

CHEMEX | “I wonder …”

“I wonder …” a question one should never ask if one has access to the Internet.

Recall from my previous post that I finally bought a length of leather thong to refurbish my CHEMEX. Today “I wonder …” crossed my mind.

From the CHEMEX website

http://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/accessories/wood-collar-tie-2.html

I do not know what the shipping cost would be.

The irony is that the cost of new wood collar + wooden bead + leather tie direct from CHEMEX is about what I paid for the leather thong at the craft store. 

Perhaps in the future I will upgrade. It is nice to know that I can.

CHEMEX | Restored

Not long ago I posted that I had been gifted a vintage CHEMEX coffee carafe. After taking it apart and cleaning it, I foolishly attempted to recondition the leather thong that holds the wooden insulators together by soaking it in leather conditioner. When I tried to put it back together today the old thong disintegrated. 

So I did what I should have just done in the first place. I drove to a nearby craft store and bought a length of new leather thong. The CHEMEX is now assembled. Filter paper had previously arrived from Amazon. A bag of whole bean “Christmas Blend” was obtained from the new Starbucks that opened up around the corner.

I followed the ritual as described below

Quite satisfactory … and satisfying.

Vintage CHEMEX

The story

When I told him I was looking for a CHEMEX coffee carafe, my friend in Florida told me I could probably find a used one much cheaper than a new one. He also told me one can frequently find a used one at significantly cheaper cost (than on Amazon) by visiting thrift shops, eBay, etc. He sent me several links.

Days (weeks?) later he told me that while rummaging around in his house he found one. Knowing my friend this is entirely believable. You would have to see his place …

The unboxing 

The outer box

The inner box


The carafe

Digging out the packing peanuts – like digging out rice cakes

The price*

Complete

 

Related

https://contrafactual.com/2016/12/06/a-chemex-brew-guide/

https://contrafactual.com/2016/12/06/inventor-of-the-day-dr-peter-schlumbohm/

* AUG 34 FOR 2.99 – $2.99 at a thrift store I believe, but what does the “34” mean?