The Chemex Glass Coffee Maker makes coffee making a work of art.
Designed by chemist Peter Schlumbohm in the early 1940's, the Chemex Glass Coffee Maker is an elegant, one-piece, hour-glass-shaped, filter coffee maker made of high quality, heat-resistant glass. It is found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The two-piece polished wooden collar girdling the waist serves as an insulated handle. The leather thong and wooden knob hold the collars together and add a decorative touch. This elegant coffee maker is available in four sizes: 1 to 3 cups, 6 cups, 8 cups, and 10 cups.
To make coffee, place a Chemex coffee filter paper in the carafe. Start with one rounded tablespoon of regular-grind coffee per 5 oz. cup and adjust to suit your taste. Pour a small amount of 200 degree F. water over the coffee grounds, just enough to wet them. Wait a few moments until the water flows through the filter, indicating that the coffee grounds have had enough time to “bloom.” Gradually pour the rest of the water over the grounds, then remove the filter paper and serve. The Chemex Coffee Maker can also be used for brewing tea. Each Chemex comes gift boxed with instructions. For further information, visit Chemex online.