The Chemex is worth owning for its stunning design alone, but the fact that its functionality rivals its beauty is what really makes this pourover-meets-carafe a must-have for any coffee lover. The secret is in the filters, which, being thicker than regular coffee filters, bar even the smallest particles from passing through, creating a cup of unparalleled clarity and complexity. In other words, a damn good cup of coffee. While you might think the Chemex is new, it has actually been around since the 40’s, eventually falling to the wayside in favour of flashier, more industrial brewing machines. This was not the case for everyone though: if both Don Draper and James Bond, paragons of style and substance, were Chemex users, then consider us sold.