Chemex Coffee Maker
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The Chemex Coffee Maker makes 5 ounces for each cup of coffee, giving you more coffee with each brew. It’s made with high-quality non-porous Borosilicate glass that doesn’t retain odors and chemical residues.
This coffee maker has Chemex’s patented pour-over design that lets you cover it if it still has leftover coffee, letting you refrigerate it and reheat the coffee later without losing any flavor.
It’s designed to deliver the purest flavor experience possible. Not only does the Borosilicate glass make sure the coffee stays completely pure when it’s brewed in the Chemex, but the coffee maker itself is simple and easy enough to use to help you consistently make coffee the same way every single time.
Why choose a Chemex
Why you want to use a Chemex over an automatic drip coffee maker or espresso machine is if you want to be more involved with the coffee making process. It helps you learn exactly how to get the most out of your coffee without having to rely on an expensive machine to do it for you. If you really care about your coffee, making it with a Chemex lets you be your own barista.
Making great coffee with the Chemex is simple enough. First, you select your favorite coffee grounds or whole beans and make sure they’re in medium to coarse grind. Using a burr grinder is best as you get a more consistent grind, good enough to get espresso quality coffee.
You then open a Chemex Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone shape with one side having three layers. Put that on top of the Chemex brewer, with the three-layer part covering the pouring spout. Dampen it with warm water and preheat the brewer to get it ready for coffee making. Dampening the filter keeps it sealed against the wall.
Make the perfect coffee
Boil some water, then take it off the heat and let it stop boiling and have it get to around 200°F. Pour a small amount of water over the grounds to wet them, then wait 30 seconds for them to bloom. That brings out the best flavors of the coffee once you start pouring more water.
Once the grounds are bloomed, slowly pour the water over the grounds while keeping the water level below the top of the Chemex. Do it in a circular and/or back-and-forth motion, caring to pour it over all the grounds to make it even.
You should then scoop one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 ounce cup into the filter cone. You can add more if you want your coffee to be stronger. Don’t worry about bitterness as the Chemex brewing process helps eliminate that dreaded bitterness.
Once you get enough coffee for your liking, you can lift out the filter with the spent grounds out of the brewer for proper disposal. You can then pour your freshly made coffee from your Chemex Coffee Maker into a mug and enjoy your brew.
You can keep it warm by putting the Chemex directly on a stove at a low flame. If you’re using an electric stove, you can use the Chemex TKG stainless steel wire grid to keep your Chemex from breaking. Be sure there’s liquid in the Chemex before you put it on any heat source.
Cleaning the Chemex can’t be any easier. Remove the wooden handle and hand wash with warm water and soap. It’s also dishwasher safe, so you can clean it in there as long as you place it securely. Kept clean and well-maintained, your Chemex should last you a lifetime.