The Chemex has remained largely unchanged for more than 70 years. Different sizes are available ranging from 3-cup to 13-cup, and a version with an updated glass handle has been created, but the classic Chemex and filters on sale today are the same ones introduced in the 40s, a testament to just how good the Chemex is at brewing excellent coffee.
Due to its distinctive mid-century design, the Chemex coffee-maker has featured heavily in pop culture. James Bond prepares coffee with a Chemex in Ian Fleming'sFrom Russia, With Love. The glass coffee makers can be seen in the kitchen of Mad Men's Don Draper, as well as the Woodhouse kitchen in Rosemary's Baby. But the best place to find a Chemex is your own kitchen, ready to brew up some freshly-roasted coffee!