The Perfect Coffee Maker - Chemex

The Original Series

Produced by hand, the clarity of the heavy, blown glass and fine workmanship of the Original Chemex carafe is on display in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The handblown coffee makers are available in 3, 5, 8, and 13 cup versions. Each is fitted with polished wood collar and leather tie. Brew with the approrpiate Chemex filter for the perfect coffee.

The upper part of the flask holds the Chemex filter, thicker and heavier than traditional coffee filters, that increases the extraction time of heated water (poured by hand) through the ground coffee. The fitted wood collar with leather fastener add an elegant accent while making the carafe easy to handle with heated coffee.

chemex original series

Chemex Original Series

The Original Hand-Blown Classic Series

Manufactured from machine-blown glass, the Classic Series has the same hourglass shape and same wood collar with leather tie as the original. The carafe glass is, however, thinner and lighter than the original. The series is available in 3, 6, 8, and 10 cup sizes.

chemex classic series

Chemex Classic Series

The Glass Handle Series

Produced from machine-blown glass, this series incorporates a glass handle into the hourglass carafe. It uses the same filters as the other carafes. The Glass Handle Series is available in 3, 6, 8, and 10 cup sizes.

Chemex Glasshandle

Chemex Glass Handle Series

Chemex Filters

Genuine Chemex coffee filters are important to brewing the perfect cup of coffee with the Chemex coffee maker. Chemex coffee filters ensure the full extraction of desirable elements from the coffee, while eliminating undesirable bitter oils, acids, and fine sediment. Chemex coffee filters are designed for optimal coffee infusion and filtration speed (not too fast or too slow). The grain and heavy construction of the filter paper is truly unique in the world of coffee filters, and no other filter can compare to the Chemex coffee filters in performance. Click here for more information and online ordering of Chemex Filters.

Chemex Accessories and Replacement Parts

Replacement wood collar and leather ties are available. Accessory cover, grid, cups, creamer, and cleaning brushes are available.

Chemex Accessories and Parts

Chemex Water Kettle

kettleThe handblown glass Chemex Water Kettle has been a favorite of Chemex customers for many years. Without question, the Chemex Water Kettle is the most elegant and beautiful kettle ever designed and has been included in the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The 2-quart Chemex Water Kettle can be filled through the neck or its pouring spout. As water boils, the kettle's silicone steam stopper leads steam up and out, while the neck remains cool for use as a handle. Since the non-poruous glass will not affect the taste of drink, the kettle also may be used as a beverage server. Click here for more information and online ordering fo the Chemex Water Kettle.

About Chemex

The Chemex coffee maker was invented over 60 years ago by German chemist and member of the Bauhaus art movement, Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. Made simply from non-porous, borosilicate glass and fastened with a wood collar and tie, the Chemex brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. Few products can match the Chemex flawless blend of design and functionality. The Chemex carafe is found on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It has been honored among the 100 best industrial designs of modern times by the Illinois Institute of Technology.

How To Brew with Chemex

Use the following simple instructions for brewing delectable coffee with your Chemex coffee maker:

  1. Open the Chemex-Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone. One side ought to have three layers. Set the cone in the top of your coffee maker with the thick part toward the pouring spout.
  2. With regular grind or automatic grind coffee only, deposit one rounded tablespoon (about 7 grams) of coffee per 5-oz cup into the filter cone. If you desire stronger coffee, use more coffee; there is never any bitterness in coffee brewed by means of the Chemex coffee brewing system.
  3. When the water is boiling, remove it from the heat until it stops boiling vigorously. It should at this time be at about 200°F, a perfect extraction temperature. Pour a small quantity of water on the coffee grounds, merely enough to wet them without floating. This is significant since it enables the grounds to "bloom," thus the desired coffee elements can be released.
  4. After this first wetting basically pour additional water, soaking the grounds each time, but keeping the water height well under the top of the coffee maker. When the preferred amount of coffee is brewed, dispose of the used up grounds by lifting the filter out of the coffee maker. You're done.. You are now ready to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee!

You also may utilize the Chemex carafe and filters for brewing tea. Follow the same instructions for making coffee, but in place of coffee, measure in your favorite loose tea, one level teaspoon for each cup.