From cold brew to pour-overs, from latte art to nitrogen infusions, coffee has never been so high-tech. At the recent New York Coffee Festival, vendors from around the world showed off the latest trends.
Top marks go to the pour-over, the hottest new trend that’s a hundred years old. Most purveyors are using the Chemex coffeemaker, an hourglass-shaped carafe invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. They haven’t changed the design because its genius is simplistic: fit a bonded coffee filter into the top, fill it with freshly-ground beans, and pour hot water over it.