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Chemex Coffee Maker

The Chemex Coffee maker is a true icon of pour over brewing. The iconic coffee brewer, with a timeless design, was invented in 1941 by Dr Peter Schlumbohm who throughout his career he developed over 300 patents,. The original unit is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) as part of the permanent design collection. It was also was also selected by the Illinois Institute of Technology as one of the 100 best designed products of modern times.

The Chemex coffeemaker is an elegant glass coffee maker, in a one-piece hourglass shaped vessel made of high quality, heat resistant glass. The traditional model comes to you with a polished wood collar and leather tie. The collar serves as an insulated handle around the middle of the coffeemaker. There is also a glass only Chemex with handle. They brew a clean cup and maintains body and balanced floral notes. The coffeemaker is both easy to use and beautifully designed to complement any kitchen or cafe bar.

Chemex ratio is the coffee-to-water ratio. This will depend on the roast profile of the beans used, and personal taste, however we recommend starting with a 1:17 coffee-to-water ratio when brewing with the Chemex. So using a 17 to 1 brewing ratio, a brewer will have 510 grams of water for every 30 grams of ground coffee. Or for even math, just use 500 grams of water. Once you know you have the correct amount of coffee and water, you can focus in on perfecting your grind.

More broadly, Pour Over Filter coffee is one of the gentlest ways to brew coffee and pour over is one of the preferred methods of brewing, as this brewing process provides the most clarity of flavour. A coffee pour over kit generally consists of Chemex pour over coffee maker and Chemex filter papers, gooseneck kettle, coffee scale, coffee grinder and your favourite beans! Due to the relatively low cost to purchase the equipment used in filter brewing, pour over is the perfect home setup especially if you are on a budget.

Chemex history is both interesting and long. They are a family owned company with their headquarters located in Western Massachusetts. It is there that they manufacture the coffeemakers, Chemex bonded filters, Handblown water kettle and Chemex accessories to be distributed worldwide with the iconic Chemex has remained unchanged for 70 years and counting. Chemex in Australia is slowly becoming a recognised brand name and iconic part of the local coffee industry, especially in Sydney and Melbourne.