The Chemex Coffeemaker was created in 1939 by famed inventor Peter J. Schlumbohm.
Applying his knowledge of filtration and extraction, Mr. Schlumbohm was able to craft the vessel that would pour the perfect cup of joe. The angles of the drip, thickness of the filter paper and the air vent chamber allow coffee to brew in a specified time and release gases that are usually trapped in by other brewing methods. This results in a smooth, bitter-free cup in less than four minutes.
Made of labratory heatproof borosilicate glass with a simple wooden handle, the Chemex coffeemaker's design has been inducted in to the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.