No complicated settings, no moving parts, not even any electricity. A true icon in the history of brewing, the CHEMEX Classic proves less really can mean more when it comes to coffee.
Invented by chemist Dr Peter Schlumbohm in 1944, the CHEMEX truly is one of the simplest and purest ways to brew high-quality coffee. Drawing on his knowledge of chemical extraction and filtration, Dr Schlumbohm crafted the elegant hourglass-shaped brewer from non-porous, borosilicate glass and invented his own specially-designed paper filters, ensuring the coffee would only come into contact with material that would not affect its taste.
The result is a pure, delicious cup of coffee every time, perfect for drinking straight away or saving (covered) in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
The Chemex coffee maker is also used for making cold brew drinks, due to the purity of the coffee extracted from Chemex, brewed coffee can be kept cool for ice coffee, or reheated without losing flavour.
The Chemex requires filter papers by Chemex and alternatively you can get an Able Kone to brew with the 6cup + 10cup Chemex only. Unfortunately we haven’t discovered any other filter papers that are suitable for use with the Chemex.
CHEMEX Classic 3 Cup Coffee Maker
- Yields approximately 350ml
CHEMEX Classic 6 Cup Coffee Maker
- Yields approximately 850ml
CHEMEX Classic 10 Cup Coffee Maker
- Yields approximately 1.5L
Check out Elemental coffees excellent guide on brewing with the Chemex.