This all-in-one decanter is the ultimate definition of minimalist, high-performance, elegant design. Invented in 1941 by Peter Schlumbohm, he defined it as "a synthesis of logic and madness". Perfect for city life or the cottage, the Chemex is both a percolator and a decanter. We like this method of manual filtering because it can produce a large quantity of coffee and offers latitude in terms of execution.
- JUNGLE coffee
- Chemex filter
- Coffee grinder
- Kettle (ideally a ''gooseneck'')
- Dial / stopwatch
- Small spoon or chopsticks
- Product: 2 to 8 cups (depending on Chemex0 size)
- Grind: medium-coarse (Just a little coarser than a v60 grind)
- Extraction time - 4:00 to 5:00 minutes
- Water temperature - 96 degrees Celsius
- Coffee to water ratio - 1:16
- Recipe - 45g coffee to 720g water (yields 3 cups)
- Extraction should take about 4 minutes.
- Be sure to leave a space for air to pass over the CHEMEX pouring spout by putting the 3-ply side in.
- Longer extraction times can develop unwanted bitterness (grind more coarsely to correct).
- A shorter extraction may develop an overly acidic taste or lack of flavor (grind finer to correct).
- Use a gooseneck-style kettle for better water flow control.
- Do not pour down the sides of the cone, but rather over the coffee bed in a circular pattern for good extraction.
- Weigh the coffee and set aside.
- Take the Chemex filter and place the 3-ply side over the spout, leaving the space free. Make sure the filter is flattened on all sides except the spout.
- Rinse the filter in the Chemex with at least a cup of boiling water and dispose of the water (this helps to stick the filter to the wall and clean the filter).
- Place the Chemex on the scale, then add your ground coffee to the filter. Set the scale to zero (tare)
- Start the stopwatch and pour 90g of water over the coffee to wet all the beans. Stir with a teaspoon to wet all the beans and wait 30 seconds. This is the "blooming" phase.
- Add 270g of water in a circular motion over the next 30 seconds and wait a few seconds for the water level to drop.
- Finally, add the remaining water gently in a circular motion (360g) and let the water pass through. The timer should reach about 4 minutes when all the water has run out.
- Bon café.