Coffee is much more than just a daily dose of caffeine and a liquid pleasure. It can please your eye as well as be a great fun. A perfect example of this will be the Chemex – practical and beautiful coffee maker with a great piece of history. Coffee from the Chemex had a unique charm since forever.
It all begins back in 1941, when an American chemist invents the Chemex. This one of a kind coffee maker brings joy to all users in the world and its unique shape remained unchanged to this day. So, what makes it so special?
The paper – this ordinary material makes Chemex an extraordinary creation. Brew from the Chemex is delicate, pure and smooth, also it’s rich in caffeine. To provide a good filtration of the brew and make sure there are no particles of ground coffee in your cup, special paper filter is thick and multi-layered. To prepare a perfect, delicate infusion when brewing in Chemex, grind your coffee beans slightly coarser than medium.
Design, my friend, design!
It ain’t over yet! There’s one more sweet secret to come. It’s the shape of Chemex that made it a worldwide recognizable coffee maker. Chemex is not only a carafe, but it’s also a coffee decanter – perfect combination of an unique design with functionality. Let’s not forget that Chemex is one of the exhibits in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Another big plus is a wide range of sizes and versions – the ones with a wood collar or a glass handle. Have a look and choose the best one here.
Coffee from Chemex tastes as good as it looks! Follow our simple recipe to get a truly perfect cup of a liquid pleasure.
Try out our recipe for the best results:
- Bring the water to the boil, unfold a paper filter and place it at the top of your brewer. Make sure to put a 3-layered side of the filter from the pouring spout side.
- Pour lots of hot water on the filter so that you don’t get a paper taste of the coffee. Hot water will heat up the brewer and the temperature of extraction will be more stable.
- Coffee time! The best choice would be fresh speciality coffee beans, medium roast. Grind your coffee slightly coarser than medium so that the extraction time will take from 3:30 to 5:00 minutes. Coffee to water ratio: 6-7g/100 ml.
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- Empty the brewer. Don’t worry, if the filter was placed correctly, it won’t fall out. Next, put your ground coffee in the filter, check the water temperature (90-95°C). Now it’s brewing time!
- First – preinfusion, what basically means pre-brewing. Pour the coffee with water (around 2,5 x coffee mass) and wait 30 seconds while stirring lightly. Thanks to this process, we can get rid of an excess carbon dioxide from the coffee. Our brew will be more delicate and enjoyable. Trust me, coffee loves preinfusion!
- Next, pour water all over the surface of the coffee. Use small batches of water to get a constant flow through the filter. Stir lightly between the batches.
- When the coffee flow has stopped, remove the paper filter, stir your brew and you are ready to serve!
As you can see, brewing your coffee in the Chemex coffee maker is as simple as it gets. You can prepare from 3 to 10 cups of coffee at once, so you can easily satisfy even the greatest demand for caffeine!