Description from The Aromatic Bean
If you’re going to roast your own coffee, it only makes sense that you use a brewing method that will give you the most flavor and aroma from your beans. The Chemex is excellent for those who don’t like the sediment in their coffee that the french press method inevitably leaves behind. It also makes a great conversation piece when we have company over.
This model replaces the classic wooden collar with a glass handle for easy pouring. It actually has another convenience in that you don’t need to remove the wooden collar for cleaning. We recently switched to a model with a handle and the convenience of not having to remove the wooden collar before cleaning streamlines the coffee making process and really makes a big difference.