Brewing Coffee With the CHEMEX Coffeemaker

In this video I show you how I brew coffee with my CHEMEX Coffeemaker. The pour-over method of brewing coffee takes a little longer and is more effort than using an Automatic Drip Coffeemaker but I think the coffee tastes much better.

It takes a little practice to get used to using the CHEMEX. One of the things that I would have liked is if the CHEMEX had measuring lines engraved or printed on the coffeemaker. Brewing good coffee should be a repeatable process an using the right amount of coffee and water are two essential steps. One trick I used was to fill my CHEMEX with six cups of water and note that this came up to the bottom of the wood collar. Now when I make a full pot of coffee I can eyeball the amount of needed water. I still need to come up with a way to estimate or measure the water if I want to make less than six cups.

One of the big surprises for me is how much I like the CHEMEX coffee filters. I really expected to just use #4 cone filters because they are less expensive. The CHEMEX filters are thicker and do a nice job. I really like that two corners that stick out of the coffeemaker make it easier to remove the filter easily.

Check out my video below.

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