The Chemex was designed by a German chemist, Peter J. Schlumbohm.
A classic and elegant brewing device that is not only good at making a clean cup of coffee but it also can be a decorative piece on any counter.
- Place the filter into the Chemex and pre-wet filter.
- Pour 42g (~6 tablespoons) of fresh ground coffee into filter and settle the coffee bed so it’s even.
- Place Chemex onto scale and tare.
- Start time and slowly pour until all the grounds are saturated or until you reach about 150g. Stir with a spoon to make sure there are no dry clumps.
- Let the coffee bloom for 45 seconds.
- At 45 seconds - slowly pour the rest of the water, up to 450g over the grounds. Make sure the water level stays below ½ inch of the rim.
- At 1:45, fill the brewer flush to the top - this should be about 700g of water.
- At 4:00 minutes you should be done pouring and have about 20 ounces of coffee. Lift the filter and let hover for a few seconds if needed to make sure you have enough volume. Then pull the filter out completely and let it drain into the sink.
- Swirl the Chemex around a little and you are ready to pour about 2 cups of coffee.