Chemex is one of the most popular 3rd generation brewing methods with its design wonder. It was invented by the German chemist Peter Schlumbohm in 1941 and is an hourglass-shaped filter coffee equipment.
The beans to be used with a total of 300 ml of water should be ground to 22 grams as coarse sand grains.
Place the 3-layer part of the paper filter in the mouth and wet it with hot water before use. In this way, both the paper will adhere to the glass completely and the paper will be purified from its bad smell.
Place 22 grams of ground coffee on the soaked filter. Make sure the coffee surface is flat, do not press on the coffee bed.
For pre-brewing, quickly pour 75 ml of water at 94°C to wet all the coffee, stir with a wooden spoon and wait for the water to flow for about 40 seconds. With this application, it is aimed to remove the carbon dioxide in the coffee (degassing).
Slowly pour the remaining 225 ml of water into the coffee in equal proportions, with circular movements outward for 1 minute, and when the time shows 1.45, you have finished the pouring process. It will take 3.00-3.30 minutes for all the water to drain from the coffee and to complete the brewing.
Hold the wooden part of the Chemex, throw the filter paper into the trash and shake the carafe gently so that the coffee is well mixed.
The high temperature resistant laboratory glass used in Chemex is borosilicate.
The paper filters used are made of wood and have a 4-layer thick structure.
Thus, a clearer, cleaner and lighter coffee can be obtained.
It is a 3rd generation brewing method that requires experience as many parameters such as brewing time, amount of coffee, flow of water, temperature of water are controlled by the brewer. This method, which has been very popular lately, can enable you to reveal all the characteristics of coffee if applied correctly.
It is the system that best separates the oils in the coffee bean and thanks to its large reservoir, it allows more coffee brewing compared to the V60.
Requires a swan-necked kettle for a slow, thin and balanced pour of water.
It is recommended to preheat the cup you will serve.