Chemex Coffeemaker

As annoyingly smug as the baristas at specialty coffee shops can be, they're right about two things: coffee should taste like coffee, not milk and sugar, and manual makers brew a better cup.

chemex coffee brewer

Unlike automatic-drip machines that direct a focused stream of water over one area of grounds, pour-over brewers like the six-cup Chemex allow you to saturate the coffee more evenly, resulting in a balanced and flavorful cup. Not only was the Chemex the best looking of the manual drip systems we tested, but because the cone and carafe are a single sheet of glass, it was the easiest to clean.

Brand: Chemex $39
From Outside Magazine, March 2013 Get the Latest Issue