The Chemex is a real gem. It is even exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as being “one of the best-designed products of modern times”. The Chemex was invented in 1941 by chemist Peter Schlumbohm – hence the shape, which is reminiscent of an Erlenmeyer flask. Since then, the Chemex has been popular with coffee afficionados as well as in film and literature: The early James Bond drank his coffee from a Chemex.
In addition to the timeless design, the relatively thick filter paper is a very special feature: It retains almost all coffee sediments and oils, so that you get a very clear coffee in which the acidity is very well defined and almost no bitter aromas get through the paper.
We recommend the Chemex for the following of our coffees: Pintail, Funky, Fire Finch, Sunbird and Steller’s Jay.
What you need
- Chemex filter paper
- Gooseneck kettle
Step by step
Add freshly ground coffee into the filter. You need 6.5 grams for each 100 ml.
The grind should be somewhat coarser than for a Hario V60 and finer than for a French Press.
If you can’t get it right or you have other questions about preparation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Or come visit one of our home brewing workshops.