The Chemex Classic Coffeemaker is the epitome of simplicity--there are no parts to plug in and no settings to program. This inventive coffee preparation features the most chemically correct method for brewing a robust cup of coffee. The Chemex carafe with a wooden collar and tie is constructed from heat-resistant glass and does not absorb odors or chemical residues. It provides a clean extraction for your daily dose of caffeine.
Choose the size that best suits your need: 3-Cup, 6-Cup, 8-Cup or 10-Cup!
A Note About Coffee & Cups
Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity. And what do you know--The Chemex instructions measure coffee in 5 ounce cups--go figure!
Well Designed - A sophisticated glass and wood design, with a scientific pedigree to boot!
High Quality - The iconic one-piece, hourglass shaped vessel is made of high quality, heat resistant glass and ecologically sustainable rubber wood.
Low Tech, High Flavor - Incredibly easy to operate, no steep learning curve to master before you create a superior cup of coffee.
Fragile - Glass products including this coffee maker require a little extra care to ensure they do not break.
How Does it Compare?
The Chemex Classic Coffeemaker is a brewer and a server in one, not separate like a Hario product.
Tips and Tricks
We suggest trying different filters to see if it effects the flavor.
I just received my Chemex and I'm trying to calibrate a good starting grind for it with my Rancilio Rocky. Using 50g of coffee and a Chemex filter, roughly what brew duration should I target for 800ml at 200° F? I know tastes vary, but am just trying to create a good baseline for now without expending too many beans. :-)
Best Answer:When reading the other answers remember, every grinder is different! Even from Rocky to Rocky. My best advice would be to shoot for something a little bigger than drip grind, but smaller than French press. It is like a science experiment. Just go for it and then adjust accordingly.
For a Chemex I would probably suggest grinding at around 45 or so on your Rocky. I use 44 grams of coffee and pour about 100 grams of water every 30 seconds for a total of 700 grams of water. The total brewing time should take about 4-5 minutes. Hope this helps!
Most people shoot for a 5 minute brew for a Chemex. With a 30 second variance either way. I have found that I tend to go pretty coarse on my grind for a Chemex, and without being there it is tough to explain, but keep trying, you'll get it.
Best Answer:The size is measured by 5 oz "cups. In a 6-cup Chemex you can make up to 30 oz. In a 8-cup Chemex, up to 40 oz. European cup of coffee is usually around 4-5 oz. . Americans, 12-16 oz cup typically. I grind 24 grams of coffee & pour over about 12 oz. of water. The 6-cup Chemex is about right for two people. You only fill within the lower portion of the Chemex, the filter sets in the upper portion. Hope that helps.
Best Answer:Generally, you'll want a 16:1 ratio of water to coffee. The classic recipe for the 8-cup Chemex is 35 grams of medium-coarse ground coffee to 550 grams (1 gram=1ml) of water. If you want to learn more about brewing with a Chemex, check out these videos!
The pinnacle of coffee-making technologyReview by Josh
I've tried many different methods of making coffee - Aeropress, V60, drip, french press, keurig (ew), etc. - and nothing compares to the Chemex. It's so easy to make great coffee with it, and the design is beautiful. It feels sturdy, and the thick glass is also great for retaining heat. Extremely easy cleanup. I highly recommend the chemex for fruity, citrusy coffees, like your typical Ethiopian beans. It somehow brings out the flavors like no other pourover can. I've greatly varied grind size and water-bean ratios greatly and always still get fantastic coffee. Definitely worth the purchase. (Posted on 9/10/2015)
Worth it!Review by eloise5
As a Chemex user for over 40 years I didn't need convincing to choose Chemex, but I didn't think the 3 cup/16 oz. pot would ever suit me. But I bought one for my older son a couple years ago and he preferred it to his 8-cup Chemex. While in Europe he asked for more filters. I started looking for good deals and saw Seattle Coffee Gear's website. I actually bought another 3-cup coffeemaker for my second son just to get free shipping for the two boxes of filters I was buying. Son #2 loved the small Chemex also. While visiting him I tried it myself one morning when I didn't have time to make my usual 10 or 13 cups, and wow! It was so fast that it was still hot when I was done and it was delicious. My husband loved it too. I quickly ordered one for myself and travel with it now. In a motel you can microwave spring water (I use a Pyrex measuring cup) and brew coffee in the 3-cup pot and have perfect coffee! On our last trip we didn't even take our Keurig out of the car. (Posted on 2/25/2015)
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