“The CHEMEX® coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm, a German chemist who immigrated to New York in 1936.
Chemex coffee maker design scketches
Chemex Coffeemaker five cups is hand blown
Schlumbohm and a few of his inventions, as shown in LIFE magazine in 1949
chemex carafe with CoffeeSock Cloth Filter for Chemex 6, 8, and 10 Cup
When designing the CHEMEX®, Schlumbohm desired to not only make brewing the perfect cup simple, but also to have the vessel be a thing of beauty. Being a chemist, he studied and understood clearly the chemistry behind the extraction of flavor and caffeine from coffee beans.” (images via/read more chemexcoffeemaker.com) The Chemex Coffee Brewer is still available. (Image with CoffeeSock filter via prima-coffee.com) Continue reading →