I have been in the coffee business since 1989. I have to be honest and say I never really have drank coffee at home. The reason is the coffee never tastes as good as it does in a shop. I did have a moccamaster that was stolen off my desk at one of the roasterys I worked at. That brewer was amazing. That being said, My wife bought me a brewer for my birthday. I opened the top and saw the words Chemex and thought here we go...I am going to be stuck making coffee when people come over. I did not realize it was electric. I brewed my first cup on it yesterday at home. it was amazing and simple.