The Chemex is a beautiful and iconic brewer.
It’s a pourover brewing method. Water passes manually through the coffee bed and filtered through paper. German chemist Peter J. Schlumbohm, holder of over 3000 patents, invented the Chemex in 1941. The chemex is made with heat-proof borosilicate glass. The chemex filter is very thick, resulting in a cup that is very clean, aromatic and delicate. It will feel almost tea-like in the mouth. We like this brewer because it makes multiple cups at a time. Look out for the thick filter stalling your drip flow and over-extracting. We generally recommend a coarser grind, similar to french press. Don’t be afraid to lift up the filter with your fingers at the end to help the water pass through the coffee bed.