For the next edition of HWBB (see here for the first and a brief on what this is all about) we feature the Matts.
Matt Park is one of our store trainers and our Catering Events Coordinator. Matt Stevenson ("Matti Steves") is the manager of our U of L store.
Both of them chose the dashing Chemex as their favorite home brewer.
What sets the Chemex method apart from other pour-over methods is its need for an extra thick filter that sits flush against the walls of the cone requiring a coarser grind.
Similar to the V60, a slow and controlled pour will achieve the best results. The Chemex is known for bringing out the brightest notes of the cup.
The Chemex was invented in 1941 by Chemist Peter Schlumbohm who used his familiarity with lab apparatus as well as methods of filtration and extraction to design his coffee maker.
The Chemex is a cone dripper and decanter in one. It's made of glass - in the coveted hourly shape - and is fastened with a wood collar and leather tie. The Chemex is so impressive- in fact- it even made its way right into the Museum of Modern Art. Can your Black & Decker say that?
And here's a few fun cinematic facts about the Chemex from good ol' wikipedia:
In From Russia, with Love we learn that James Bond uses a Chemex. In the 1966 Detective film Harper, Paul Newman used a Chemex to brew his morning coffee. Mary Tyler Moore used a Chemex in her kitchen on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Mia Farrow used a Chemex in the film Rosemary's Baby.
Join the glamorous ranks by purchasing yours at Quills. Filters and the right kettle (a necessity for that perfect pour) are thrown in for $100 total.