What sets the Chemex Apart?
The Chemex is a high quality, heat resistant glass coffee maker originally designed in 1941. This uniquely designed brewer made from borosilicate glass ensures that the coffee maker doesn't taint your coffee with any of it's own flavours. The unique and functional design features a pouring spout and wooden collar which serves as a heat proof handle.
When used with the Chemex Bonded Filter you will be ensured a coffee that is free of sediment & bitterness. Follow this how-to guide to get perfect results from your Chemex, that compares to no other brew method.
Bring your freshly filtered water to the boil, adding an extra cup of water (e.g. if brewing 3 cups of water, boil 4 cups).
Weigh out the desired quantity of coffee - 7 grams (approx 1 Tablespoon) per 150mls of water.
Grind your beans to a medium coarse setting, similar to what you would use for a french press. Using a burr grinder will provide a fuller bodied coffee and more even extraction.
Prepare the paper filter, placing the thick 3-layered side over the pouring spout.
Using the extra amount of water you boiled, pre-wet the filter. This will also pre-heat the glass, then dispose of this water.
Pour the ground coffee into the filter, if you prefer a stronger coffee add more coffee to the same quantity of water.
With your water just off the boil, pour just enough over the coffee to wet the grounds. Allow this to 'bloom' for 30 seconds.
Complete the brewing process by slowly pouring the remaining water over the coffee, this should be done at a rate that completes the brew in 4 minutes. Use an even circular motion when pouring the coffee to ensure even distribution.
Remove and dispose of the filter, you can now pour the brewed coffee into your serving cups & enjoy!