The Chemex Manual Coffee Maker was invented by a chemist to improve filter-type brewring and make a great pour over brew.
The Chemex brand filters are cornerstone to the process: they are 20-30% heavier than any other filter, and effectively allow the positive aromatic compounds to pass while holding back the sediment. These filters brew 1-2 minutes slower than normal paper filters, which allows for a more appropriate time for the grounds to be steeped.
Another wonderful feature of the Chemex is how easy it is to clean. The glass does not hold onto rancid coffee oils like plastic can, and the ability to see every step of the process is simply elegant. Chemex filters must be used for this process, any other filter will tear.
Read Taylor Lane's Brew Guide on how to use a Cheme to make the perfect cup of coffee.