What is Chemex coffee and how do you make it?
Coffee aficionados have been purring over the Chemex drip-filter coffee maker. For the uninitiated, the Chemex is a borosilicate glass pour-over flask, invented in 1943 by the chemist and inventor Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. The classic Chemex is simply an hourglass shaped carafe.It is gripped from a wooden neck collar that held in place by a leather tie. The design is timeless, elegant and was inspired by the Bauhaus movement. Although the Chemex has entered the mainstream fairly recently it has enjoyed a cult following for many years. In the 1957 novel ‘From Russia With Love’ James Bond cites it as his preferred method of brewing coffee. But what’s behind the machines long-lived popularity? How do you brew using a Chemex? And is it worth investing in a Chemex?