Chemex coffee maker is a combination of a slightly modified Erlenmeyer flask and glass funnels. It was designed in 1941 by Germany born American chemist Peter J. Schlumbohm.
The design of the Chemex coffee maker is simple, elegant and functional. It becomes something of a design icon that is seen in permanent collections of several museums, including Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Chemex coffee maker produces excellent coffee: clear, full of aromatic with no bitterness and no sludge. This is similar to what you get in the French press, but there is no sediment. The main reason the Chemex coffee maker produces such a great coffee is the specially designed Chemex coffee filters.
How does the Chemex coffee maker work? It is quite simple.
Just insert complement at the top, put the ground the filter and pour hot water over it.
Chemex coffee maker comes in different styles. Classical models are very popular with a wooden collar, and tie made of leather. Wooden collar is used as a handle, and it insulates the fingers from the hot glass when you pour the coffee. Glass handle models have an elegant glass handle. There is no wood or leather.
Hand-blown models like the classic models, but they are blown by hand in Germany. The hand-blown Chemex coffee makers are more stable and aesthetic. They have a very light shade of green that gives you a feeling of excellent quality.
Chemex coffee makers are available in various sizes from 3 to 13 cups.
The advantages of Chemex coffee maker:
The taste of the coffee produces is difficult to be like someone just Chemex coffee.
You have full control over the brewing temperature. Most automatic drip coffee makers brew coffee is too low. Chemex has the optimal water temperature.
Aesthetics: functional minimalist design is simply beautiful.
It is very easy to make coffee in it. You do not need any electricity, as long as you have hot water you can brew coffee.
The Chemex coffee filter is very good in not allowing any sludge into your coffee.
Easy to clean just wash it with warm water.