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The CHEMEX coffee maker was invented in 1941 by the eccentric chemist Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. During his career, he developed over 300 patents ranging from cocktail shakers to cars. His focus was on making everyday objects more functional, attractive and enjoyable.

When designing the CHEMEX, Schlumbohm not only wanted to make brewing the perfect cup of coffee easy, but also something beautiful. As a chemist, he clearly studied and understood the chemistry behind the extraction of flavor and caffeine from coffee beans.

It was this knowledge that led him to invent the CHEMEX double bonded paper filters for perfect extraction every time. For the carafe, Schlumbohm was inspired by the Bauhaus school of design and non-porous laboratory materials that would not impart any flavor of their own. Using these elements, he formed the hourglass shape that has now become an iconic part of American history. Made simply from a single piece of borosilicate glass and adorned with a wooden collar and rawhide tie, the CHEMEX is pure in form and function. It has been recognized and awarded by the scientific community as well as the art and design communities. The CHEMEX can be found in museums around the world and is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Corning Museum of Glass and MOMA, NY.

The Museum of Modern Art showed it in 1943 as one of the best designed products.

The CHEMEX coffee maker was also selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of the 100 best-designed products of modern times.

CHEMEX Corporation has been a family business for over 40 years. We are honored to honor the historic and iconic legacy of Dr. Schlumbohm and his Chemex coffee maker.

Pure design. Pure taste...

It has been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. But imitation really can't replace the original CHEMEX brewing system.

Few products can match the flawless blend of design and function of the CHEMEX. Its visual elegance has earned it a place in the permanent collections of many of the world's most prestigious museums. It has been functionally awarded by the scientific and coffee communities.

CHEMEX coffee makers are made from the same high-quality glass used for labware. It is beautifully clear and will not impart any flavors or chemicals to your brewed coffee. Each coffee maker is inspected, polished and hand strapped by one of our team before being packed for shipment.

Based on lab paper, CHEMEX Bonded filters are designed to remove bad grease, bitterness, acidity and sediments that all other types of filters leave behind. Each filter is cut in-house, on a machine operated by one of our employees. Our filter paper is made in the USA and uses only USA produced materials, according to responsible and sustainable practices.

CHEMEX, the best cup of coffee you've ever had, every time you drink it...

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