Did you that a Chemex is exhibited in the permanent collection of MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York?
Well, that’s the confirmation that it is a real design icon!
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What is a Chemex?
For those of you who don’t know, the Chemex is a manual pour-over style glass-container coffee maker.
It is a minimal-sized glass decanter, fitted with two wooden rings, held together by a leather strap. This decoration is used to protect your hands from the heat of the drink while manipulating the instrument during preparation.
The paper filter is one of the most characteristic features of the Chemex. In fact, it allows you to brew a very “clean” cup of coffee.
Another feature is the shape of the carafe. It allows the oxygenation of the coffee, so the aromas can grow and spread to the best.
How to Make Coffee with a Chemex
Making coffee with a Chemex is kind of a ritual, and therefore it takes some time (4/5 minutes at least).
Luckily for you, here’s a step by step video guide by – guess who – the great guys at Illy Coffee. (Chemex part starts at 1:40)
Where to Buy a Chemex?
As always, you’ll find everything you need on Amazon!