German chemist and inventor, Dr. Peter Schlumbohm, created the original Chemex coffee brewer in 1941. Drawing upon his background in chemistry and inspired by the BAUHAUS school of design, Schlumbohm’s Chemex aimed to create a simple cup of coffee and look great doing it. In fact, as a piece of art, the Chemex brewer is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and is considered an essential part of The New Kitchen.
Today, Chemex is based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and has since become synonymous with quality coffee in the third-wave coffee movement. It is the specialty brewing method of choice in high-end cafes around the world, including here at Compass Coffee.
The Chemex produces an extraordinarily clean cup of coffee. The thicker filter eliminates extra oils and sediment, resulting in a crisp, complex, and flavorful cup without sediment or bitterness.