Chemex is a variant of filtered coffee that is currently very popular in the United States but is now becoming increasingly popular among coffee enthusiasts both in Italy and the rest of the world.
Its history begins in the 1940s, when Peter Schlumbohm, a German scientist, invented a characteristic instrument.
• Place the filter in the mouth of the jar.
• Moisten the filter with hot, not boiling water, and then discard it.
• Place the coffee in the filter.
• Pour the hot water over the coffee powder with circular movements.
• When the flow begins to drip, remove the filter: the coffee is ready to be served.
Its fascination lies in the ritual that accompanies the extraction of the coffee: the choice of the filter, the technique for pouring the water, the measurement of time.
It is no coincidence that this most elegant of drippers is now exhibited at MoMa, the Museum of Modern Art in New York.