my new Chemex coffee maker!
freshly ground coffee being filtered prettily
here's looking at you!
I was giddy when I picked up my package from Toronto's Green Beanery yesterday. I think I may have even stated something akin to "what is in this box will change my Life forever!". Overstatement? Not if you have a love affair with coffee and with design. Merge the two together, and whammo! You got magic, baby.
Before I get into what the heck a Chemex is, I need to do a big loud shout out to Tammy of Punk Rawk Purl, because it is she who brought this gorgeous piece of glass, wood & leather into my life. Of course, it all started innocently enough, like these things do, by way of Twitter. Tammy thought I was already a Chemex girl - possibly because I come off cooler than I really am on Twitter (I tweet better than I talk). I had no idea who or what a Chemex was, but research finally unveiled the truth.
Chemex is a beautiful way to make coffee. Chemex perfected the way coffee should be brewed. Chemex is a well-designed apparatus, both aesthetically and scientifically. So well-designed that it is permanently displayed in few museums in the USA. Chemex is the brainchild of German chemist Dr.
the wood cuff! the leather toggle! the hourglass shape! the perfect spout! the "belly button"!
I was so thrilled to find a company in Canada where I could order a Chemex from. The Green Beanery is located in Toronto, Ontario, which is only a couple of hours away from me. I nearly squealed with delight when I found greenbeanery.ca during my research. The price was spot on, the shipping costs fabulous; they made it too easy for me to buy it. I even got a box of 100 unbleached Chemex filters, which will keep me going for a few months.
One final thing about this carafe - it has the perfect spout. It pours like a dream. A coffee dream. I'm a little bit in love with this sexy piece of glass. I don't think it'll be a doomed love story, either.
~stylishly caffeinated Caren
I even did an Etsy treasury featuring a vintage Chemex... obsess much?