Day 2: The Gift of Form and Function for the Home Brewer

December 9, 2014

We try to be impartial about our amazing retail product selection, but it’s hard to contain our excitement over the one-and-only Chemex coffeemaker.

This one-piece coffeemaker is so seductively beautiful, with all its smooth hourglass curves, even Mr. Coffee is drooling. It’s made of high quality heat resistant glass – the good stuff, like scientists use in laboratories because it can sustain different temperatures without breaking.

chemex coffee makerIt is most unique in its simplicity, in both design and function. The Chemex is decked out with a polished wood collar and leather tie – not just classy, but the collar serves as an insulated and ergonomic handle around the middle of the coffeemaker.

The best thing about this 8-cup vessel is that it brews a flawless pot of coffee, every time. That all goes back to the science and function of the design, including Chemex’s non-porous borosilicate glass. Not just sturdy, it also won’t absorb stinky odors or nasty chemical residues.

And if you can’t finish all the coffee you brew in one sitting, no problem. Just cover it and store it in the fridge right in the carafe, for reheating later or to transform your home-brewed morning hot coffee into your ready-to-go afternoon iced coffee.

Finally, like the bow on the best coffee-themed gift ever, you will wow the recipient with the knowledge that the visual elegance of this Chemex coffeepot has earned it a place in the permanent collection of New York’s Corning Museum of Glass (yes, there is apparently a museum of glass). And furthermore, the Chemex has been named one of the 100 best-designed products of modern times by the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Let’s see Santa try and top that one.

In case you missed it:
Day 1, A&E travel mug

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