|Volume||800 ml (30 oz)|
|Dimensions||220 mm (v)|
Born in lab
If you did not have a chance to see this brewing device before and assume its origins in chemistry, you are absolutely correct. Chemex is in fact a modified Erlenmeyer flask made of borosilicate glass into the shape of hourglass. The glass device further includes a polished wood collar with leather tie to allow for better grasp.
Within three years after its launch, Chemex won a spot in the prestigious collection of modern design MOMA as well as a feature in Times Magazine. At that time, such a quick recognition was surprising because of the dominant position of percolators within the american middle-class. One of the reason for its popularity was the simplicity to prepare a cup of good coffee. Dr. Schlumbohm was once quoted as saying, "With the Chemex, even a moron can make good coffee."