The Chemex coffeemaker is a beautiful, simple, and effective way to make coffee. Its visual elegance has earned it a place in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Chemex coffeemaker was also selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of the 100 best designed products of modern times.
The curvy Chemex is both a stylish brewing device and a manifestation of American pop culture—it’s housed in the MOMA and has been called “one of the best-designed products of modern times”. It’s also capable of producing a stomping good cup of coffee.
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.
The Chemex is for those that like exceptionally bright and clean coffees with tons of flavor clarity and little body.
Designed by a German chemist in 1941, the Chemex is one of our favorite ways to make coffee. It’s beautiful and distinct hourglass shape make it one of most beautiful brewers out there, but that’s not the only reason to love it.
Our favorite feature of the Chemex is the thick, triple-layered paper filter that accentuates the clarity of the cup, enhancing brightness and nuance, while eliminating any body that could get in its way. Perhaps the cleanest cup coffee, it’s hard to beat this classic brewer.