The simple Chemex brewing process allows for ultimate morning multitasking. With just a few simple steps, it’s easy to integrate the perfect cup of coffee into your morning routine.
Use your kettle to bring water to a boil. While the water is boiling, place the filter in the top of your Chemex and fill with your favorite ground coffee. Put one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 oz. cup into the filter cone.
Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds to wet them and wait for 30 seconds for them to “bloom”, releasing the most desirable elements from the grounds. Slowly pour the water over the grounds in a circular motion, keeping the water level below the top of the Chemex.
Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter out and discard. Pour your perfect cup of coffee and enjoy! In order to keep your coffee warm you may place the Chemex directly on either a glass stove top or gas flame both at low heat.
The Chemex coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by the eccentric chemist Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. When designing the Chemex, Schlumbohm desired to not only make brewing the perfect cup simple, but also to have the vessel be a thing of beauty. Being a chemist, he studied and understood clearly the chemistry behind the extraction of flavor and caffeine from coffee beans.
Chemex filters are 20-30% heavier than competitive brands and remove even the finest sediment particles as well as the undesirable oils and fats. The formulation of the filter permits the proper infusion time by regulating the filtration rate - not too slow, not too fast, giving the coffee a richer flavor.
Made simply from one piece of borosilicate glass and adorned with a wooden collar and rawhide tie, the Chemex is pure in both form and function. The non-porous Borosilicate glass will not absorb odors or chemical residues.
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