"The Chemex, that iconic nonelectric coffee maker, has finally met its match. The Kone filter from Able Brewing Equipment ($55 at ablebrewing.com) is a gorgeous piece of coffee gear, a stainless steel filter that fits most cone drippers, and whose precise holes (cut by a photochemical process) allow for a steady flow while minimizing sediment. The resulting best-of-both-worlds brew has the richness of French press and the clean flavor of drip. And unlike other metal filters, there’s no mesh to scrub. Now in its third iteration (a bumper was added, and its holes reconfigured), the Kone is a fixture at next-generation coffee bars like Café Grumpy on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea in Venice, Calif. Able’s founder, Keith Gehrke, a former roaster at a coffee company and a co-founder of Coava in Portland, Ore., is now working on a ceramic coffee maker. Soon, the Kone will have its match, too."
April, 23 2012 - New York Times