Over the past few months, we have shown you quite a few modern-looking, sleek coffee makers, but the following one is really thoroughly different.  Invented by doctor of chemistry Peter J. Schlumbohm, in 1941, the Chemex coffee maker has consistently remained one of the most popular coffeemakers over the last 70 years. Dr. Schlumbohm found inspiration for this coffeemaker in a classic laboratory funnel to which he added a pouring spout and an air channel.

To this day, the glass coffee maker by Chemex is considered one of the icons of the American design. Fifteen years after Dr. Schlumbohm invented this coffeemaker, the Illinois Institute of Technology chose it as one of the best-designed products of modern times. Today, the Chemex coffeemaker is exhibited at the MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art) in New York, and at several other notable museums in the U.S.

Chemex coffee maker

The Chemex Classic Coffee maker comes in three, six, eight and ten cup versions, and includes a polished wood collar with a leather tie. Making coffee with this hourglass-shaped coffeemaker is a breeze – the brew time is between 3:30 and 4:00 minutes, and all you need to do is place a filter in the top of the coffeemaker, put one tablespoon of medium-coarse grind coffee per 5 fluid-ounce-cup in the filter cone (put more if you prefer stronger coffee), pour a small amount of boiling water over the coffee and slowly keep pouring more water, making sure that the water level is below the top of the Chemex coffeemaker. Once the coffee is brewed, remove the filter and enjoy a delicious, full-flavoured cup of coffee. watch video below

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See also the Manual Coffee Maker

Glass coffee maker

Glass coffee maker by Chemex

Chemex glass coffee maker

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