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Chemex RecipeUpdated 5 months ago

The Chemex, which looks like a laboratory apparatus was, in fact, invented by a chemist named Peter Schlumbohm in 1941. Its main feature: proprietary, chemically-bonded filters. These filters are of a thicker gauge than most paper coffee-brewing filters. For this reason, a coffee ground for use with the Chemex is often coarser than that used with most other pour over methods, despite the large opening on the carafe itself.

Chemex is excellent for serving several cups of coffee. Depending on the size of the model, one has the versatility to brew a single serving or brew for a larger group.


  • Servings: 2-3 people
  • Coffee: 50g
  • Grind: Medium-Coarse
  • Water: 750g
  • Water Temp: 195-205°F
  • Ratio: 1:15
  • Brew Time: 4:00-5:00 min


  1. Fold filter with threefold toward spout of carafe
  2. Pre-wet filter and discard excess water
  3. Add 50g medium-coarse ground coffee into filter and begin timer
  4. Slowly pour 100g hot water in small circular motions
  5. Let "bloom" for 45 seconds
  6. Slowly pour remaining 650g water in small circular motions
  7. Discard used filter and grounds
  8. Enjoy!
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