All about the Chemex Coffee Maker

The Chemex is a beautiful coffee maker. It is crafted in a single piece of specialized glass that imparts no foreign flavors into your favorite cup of brew, and it is wrapped in a wood sleeve secured with a leather tie. The chemex has been made in this elegant, minimalist way since it was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm.1

But none of that is very important. What is important is that it makes amazing tasting coffee. The sweet sloping angles of the carafe combined with the patented double bonded CHEMEX® filters makes a clean cup of coffee that is perfect for highlighting coffee’s delicate, fleeting flavor notes and for filtering out its bitter notes.

Pro tip: We recommend going for the bleached paper filters as the unbleached ones can impart paper flavors into your coffee even with moderate pre-rinsing.


  1. Check out the full history of the Chemex on the official Chemex website