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The Chemex brewing device evolves from a chemistry lab beaker. Its inventor, Dr. Peter Schlumbohm, was an eccentric chemist committed to making everyday objects more functional and attractive. Made of one single piece of glass with a wooden collar and rawhide tie at its center, the Chemex is an aesthetic and simple vessel in form and function. The Chemex’s thick and unique filter regulates the flow of water and removes much of the body (sensation of heaviness) and coffee oils. The result is a clean, bright, and light bodied coffee that produces a tea-like flavor. The Chemex brew method is similar to the V60 brew method. Even pouring in concentric circles applies, as well as avoiding direct pours on the sides of the filter. The Chemex grind size is coarser than the V60 size. Keep in mind that altering the grind size finer or coarser will greatly affect the flavor and brew time resulting in under-extracted (salty/sour) or over-extracted (bitter/dry) coffee. Using a consistent and med-coarse grind size every time will standardize the brew. The Chemex yields six cups, but these are six cups roughly over 4 ounces each. In other measurements, a six-cup Chemex brews about two standard 12-ounce mugs of coffee.

Published August 3, 2021
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Alexa Romano
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6 Cup Chemex

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