I bought a smaller version of the Chemex ( http://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/ ) back in the early 1970s. I gave it to a friend who had admired it and I forgot all about it.
Another friend bought one last month and raved about it on his blog.
Here's my new 8 cupper. The coffee tastes great and I love the simplicity of its appearance.
And here's a blatant plug for my favorite radio station ( http://sunsite.utk.edu/wuot/ ) .