I bought a Chemex for the office so I could enjoy good coffee at my desk, but Gil intercepted it before I remembered to bring it in. He went completely bonkers for the coffee and once I had a cup, I understood why. For years I drank my coffee with milk to mask the bitterness from even the smoothest blend, but no more. I take it black these days and it’s the best thing ever. The coffee’s so remarkable, we now own three Chemexes — the original small size for an individual cup, a larger one for up to four cups, and a new model with a glass handle instead of the wooden corset to send down to my parents’ house for Christmas.
If you have a coffee connoisseur on your gift list, I’m almost positive they’d love to have one.
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