Make Mornings Bearable With These New Coffee Makers

Monica Khemsurov is a Brooklyn-based journalist and the cofounder of Sight Unseen , an online magazine devoted to discovering new ideas and talents in design and the visual arts.
Many a coffee aficionado has become a Chemex convert since the pour-over craze a few years back. And, it’s no wonder. The Chemex carafe is prized not only for its brew purity, but also for its hourglass design. It's even in MoMA's permanent collection.
Since its 1941 debut, Chemex has remained virtually unchanged. Yet, the persistent rise of slow coffee means that it's no longer the only game in town. For aesthetically minded caffeine addicts, the options for attractive pour-over containers are multiplying by the day. And, designers are finding ways to make your morning as eye-catching as it is eye-opening.
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Click ahead for seven new ways to get your next coffee fix.
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The Manual Coffeemaker Nº1 got kickstarted by an independent designer in Chicago. It pays homage to the process used by coffee brewers of yore. And, its freestanding, handmade, sculptural glass form leaves nothing to the imagination.
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A simple porcelain funnel sits atop this pinstriped carafe. Designer Luca Nichetto says its all-white palate is inspired by Martin Margiela. Because this is a coffeemaker and serving pot in one, it's great for upping your hostess game.
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This funnel's minimalist design is so delicate that you could almost mistake it for a paper filter. Actually, it’s handcrafted ceramic made by Jennica Johnstone of BECKON. For those who like to keep their morning routine simple and with no frills.
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Not an early riser? Well, Martina Thornhill’s one-of-a-kind pour over knows exactly how you feel. Its raw-clay body is peppered with sleepy-eye glyphs for a dose of post-alarm sympathy.
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Based in Lincolnville, Maine, ceramicist Ariela Kuh combines organic forms and neutral colors with playful motifs. This funnel is decorated with raindrop-esque daubs of manganese. Pick up a pair of matching mugs for the full ANK experience.
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You may have spotted Dana Bechert's work at Creatures of Comfort. She uses a variation on the Acoma Pueblo style of traditional Native American pottery. And, this graphic, black-and-white motif is a recurring theme. But, don't worry about duplication — no two are alike.
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This coffee funnel has a serious ’70s vibe, like something you’d find in a kitchen that's full of macrame wall-weavings. Yet, the L.A. studio Kat and Roger gives you this vintage look without having to scour a single thrift store.
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