I. Love. Coffee. I know you do, too. So…I was initially researching a mason jar coffee maker (what is with me and the love/hate mason jar obsession?!), the Pour Mason (not available yet, but intriguing), which then led me to this: Chemex Coffee Maker
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I have never seen this, yet those I trust have said if you have coffee made in this beast, you’ll never want your brew made any other way.
Known as a pristine coffeemaker, Chemex employs all of the chemically correct methods for brewing. Its hourglass shaped flask is made entirely of glass, a chemically inert material that does not absorb odors or chemical residues. The Chemex Glass Coffee Maker has no moving parts and will work forever, unless it is dropped or in some other way demolished. Chemex filters are made of the highest quality filter paper.
Yep, needs special filters: Chemex filters remove even the finest sediment particles as well as the undesirable oils and fats. The formulation of the filter permits the proper infusion time by regulating the filtration rate – not to slow, not too fast. Good infusion of the coffee grounds (as in brewing and steeping tea) gives coffee a richer flavor while at the same time making possible precise fractional extraction: filtering out the undesirable components which make coffee bitter by allowing only the desirable flavor elements of the coffee bean to pass through.The Chemex filter is folded into a cone shape, exactly as in laboratory techniques. This assures uniform extraction since the water filters through all the grounds on its way to the apex of the cone. The Chemex filter is guaranteed not to burst under the weight of the liquid during filtration, and not to break when lifting out the grounds.Fully-bodied, richer flavor, from less coffee, and as strong as you like without bitterness – that’s what the Chemex filter gives you.
Oh, man. It sounds like a cup I’d drink.
Bonus: It’s made in the USA!
Seriously, anyone? Mrs. Tucker needs to know if she should ditch her Cuisinart.