As ripoffs go, it was small one: ordered more Chemex coffemaker filters though Amazon, and it's not an item they stock; you have to buy from one of the little suppliers who sell through Amazon. This has never been a problem -- until "Kitchen Eco."
As of today, they have eight reviews, all one-star; the earliest is from 7 February and the most recent is from me. They all say the same things: fake filters. Not the right ones. Too small to be useful. Counterfeit box -- too small, multiple misspellings. And wouldn't you know, now there's nothing in "Kitchen Eco's" virtual storefront on Amazon.
I've ordered some filters directly from Chemex. Shipping is costly but the per-box price of the filters is lower and it works out to a lower overall price. They'll be awhile arriving; Tam is out right now on an urgent mission to our nearest Chemex stockist, in hopes they'll have one of three versions of the standard, chemistry-lab type filter that fit our coffeemaker.* Yes, it's extra effort. They make such great coffee that we think it's worth it.
* In the event of an emergency, I'll do a batch of coarse grind and get out the vacuumatic -- almost as good but tricky to get the proper strength and clarity. (Spellcheck suggests "traumatic" in place of "vaccumatic." Hey, it's not that difficult.
3 months ago