All your Chemex questions answered

What is special about Chemex coffee?

The deceptively simple Chemex coffee flask was invented by a chemist to improve the flavour of coffee. The secret to the easy drinking coffee produced by the Chemex lies in the filter papers. The ultra-thick filter removes almost all sediment and bitter oils from the coffee whilst allowing the more aromatic compounds to still permeate through. All glass construction, and the unique shape of the device. … Chemex coffee is widely considered the better choice for people who are looking for a smoother cup with less bitterness.

Few products can match the flawless blending of design and function of the CHEMEX®. Its visual elegance has earned it a place in the permanent collections in many of the most prestigious museums worldwide.  Its functionally has been awarded by the scientific and coffee communities.

Why is Chemex so expensive?

Chemex paper filters are more expensive than regular paper filters because they are made with lab-grade filter paper.he Chemex comes in a range of sizes to suit the serving volumes. This paper is more expensive than regular filter paper. Also, because of the way the Chemex filter is folded, it uses more filter paper than a standard, glued paper filter.

What kind of coffee do you use in a Chemex?

You’ll need lace approximately six grams of regular or automatic grind coffee per 100ml of water into the filter, aiming for an level spread of grounds – use more coffee if you like it strong (you will never experience any bitterness in Chemex brewed coffee)

Is a Chemex just a pour-over?

A Chemex brewing system is a type of Pour-over coffee. … Once the coffee is placed in the filter, near-boiling water is used to wet the grounds, then once the coffee has ‘bloomed,’ the rest of the water is carefully poured through the grounds.

Why is it called Chemex?

Last, he added a wood handle and called the item a “Chemex®,” which was a fabricated name. The Chemex coffeemaker, designed by a chemist in 1941. All that was needed then to brew the coffee was the coffee, hot water, and filter paper. Schlumbohm designed the water kettle, or carafe kettle, three years later.

How do you make a cup of coffee with a Chemex?

Brewing one cup of coffee with the Chemex
Best results are achieved using a normal or medium grind to ensure the correct filtration rate and spring or purified water are best to prevent tainting the coffee flavour. A proper brewing method and infusion time are paramount.

Pour 50 grams of water over the grounds.
Stir in the all directions.
Pour continuously until you reach 250 grams.
Swirl the brew to remove grounds from the top of the filter paper.
Wait until the coffee draws down.

What is the largest Chemex?

It is often sold as cup sizes. 10 being the largest.
The Chemex is my large batch brewer of choice. It comes in a variety of sizes with capacities from 350 mL or to about 1400 mL (1850 mL if you have the Thirteen Cup Chemex)

Where can you get Chemex in Australia?

Veneziano Coffee Roasters are the importers. You can purchase the Chemex Classic from them @ or other retail outlets