I was hesitant to purchase a Chemex after one of my barista friends recommended it to me because it was on the more pricey side. However I waited until I got a coupon from world market and they had a sale so I only paid half the price so that's a hack! I love this coffee maker! I have been using the same one for over 2 years now and I use it 5-7 times a week. Its durable, simple and the coffee aroma fills my Apartment. My coffee is so smooth and non acidic. Its bold but doesn't taste like tar. This is a must have for anyone who appreciated a good cup of coffee!