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Founded in 1941 by Peter Schlumbohm, a German inventor. The Chemex has proven itself to produce 'the perfect cup' of coffee and has remained the undisputed champion of pour-over coffee for over 70 years.
The Chemex family is originally based in Western Massachusetts, USA.
Decorated with a classic wood collar to protect your hand from burning and a leather tie, this elegant piece of glass-art does not only produce the best coffee, but does it in style. You can use your Chemex as a brewer as well as a Carafe.
STEP 1 - Prep. your coffee
As a starting point, we recommend using 30g of coffee and 500ml of water, and then adjust according to your taste.
Note: The amount of coffee and water varies depending on the type of coffee you are brewing and your preferred strength.
STEP 2 - Filter Please
Unfold the Chemex filter and insert in the top of the brewer, making sure the 3-layered side of the filter is lined up with the pouring spout.
STEP 3 - Rinse Time
Pour about 100g of hot water around the inside of the filter. Keeping the filter in place, discard the water you just poured in.
Tip: Rinsing the filter helps seal it inside the dripper and also gets rid of any unwanted [papery] taste. The hot water also warms up the Chemex preparing it for the brew.
STEP 4 - Pour it in
Pour your ground coffee into the filter and gently shake the brewer back and forth to settle the grounds.
STEP 5 - Bloom Time
Time: 00:00 - 00:45
Start your timer and slowly pour just enough water over the grounds to wet them evenly (about 100g). Let it sit until your timer reads 45 seconds. This step is called the BLOOM.
FYI: Hot water forces the coffee to release trapped gases, leading to expansion of the coffee bed, bubbling at the surface, and wonderful aromas for you to enjoy.
STEP 6 - Pour Time!
Time: 0:45-2:45 (approximately)
Begin pouring steadily in a spiralling pattern. Try to avoid pouring directly in the centre or around the edges of the filter. If the water level nears the rim, pause for a moment to let it drain before continuing. Stop pouring once your timer reads 2:45 or your scale reads 500g.
STEP 7 - Patience
Allow the water to drip through the grounds entirely.
STEP 8 - The Final Count Down
The brew should have taken between 3.5–4.5 minutes.
Tip: If the brew was too fast, consider using a finer grind or a slower pour rate next time. If the brew was too slow, consider using a coarser grind or a faster pour rate.
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