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We admit we’re drawn to the Chemex for its beautiful design, but it’s the clarity of the finished product that has kept this brewing method ahead of the pack since 1941. The brainchild of German inventor Dr. Peter Schlumbohm, the Chemex pot’s design has remained unchanged for the past 70 years. The secret to the clarity in the cup is the heavy paper filter, which traps lipids and insoluble solids that contribute to the “chewy” quality, or mouth feel, evident in other brewing methods. The resulting cup is light, bright and delicately nuanced.

Chemex Brewing Guide by Sightglass Coffee Roasters.

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