Each Chemex is hand blown from heat-resistant Pyrex glass, and - short of a drop kick or bar fight - they're indestructible!
The conical top portion of the carafe, together with the unique Chemex filters, serve to remove sediment, oils, and fats from the final cup. Designed to perfection, the narrowed neck of the carafe along with its wooden collar serves as the perfect insulated handle, secured beautifully with a leather strap.
Once the brew is finished, remove the filter and grounds in one disposable package. Then, with its moulded spout, the elegant brewer becomes a stylish carafe.
Invented by the eccentric chemist Peter Schlumbohm to improve the standard drip-filter coffee of the time, Chemex coffeemakers entered the brewing world in the late 1940s.
Few products in this century can match the flawless blend of design and functionality that the Chemex embodies. Its visual elegance has won a slew of prizes, and not only has it earned a place in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, but the Illinois Institute of Technology also named it as one of the 100 best designed products of modern times.