The Chemex was developed in 1941 by Berlin chemist, Dr. Peter Schlumbohn. Dr. Schlumbohn simply wanted better coffee that could be easily brewed while working at his lab. He invented a heat durable glass carafe with a wooden sleeve in which a filter could be inserted instead of assembling a whole machine. This simple, elegant design piece is exhibited at museums such as the MoMa in New York. The specific technique with how the Chemex square filter is folded ensures even extraction as well as safe pouring, making it a perfect tool for purists and lovers of bright, yet multi-layered coffees.