Have you been in search of the PERFECT cup of coffee? Do you appreciate a nice aesthetic and the perfection that is created by form and function being seamlessly combined? Oh man – do I have a treat for you. Seriously – these things are gorgeous.
The Chemex coffeemaker is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I know that sounds dramatic, but you’ll only think I’m being extreme if you haven’t used one.
Invented in 1941 by Peter Schlumbohm, the Chemex boasts an unbelievably simple design. It’s an hourglass shape, and with the use of a special filter, you’re ready to go. No electricity needed! You boil some water and grind some beans, and voila- you’ve got the perfect cup of joe.
According to Wikipedia (so it has to be true), the following characters have used a Chemex:
• In Ian Fleming’s “From Russia, with Love” we learn that James Bond uses a Chemex.
• In the 1966 Detective film Harper, Paul Newman used a Chemex to brew his morning coffee.
• Mary Tyler Moore used a Chemex in her kitchen on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
• Mia Farrow used a Chemex in the film Rosemary’s Baby.
If it’s good enough for Mary Tyler Moore, it’s good enough for me!
What’s your favorite method of coffee brewing?
Main image from here.