HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY

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HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY

Chemex is a tool that you can use to complete your coffee equipment in your home.For coffee lovers, make your own coffee at home is fun. Supported equipment definitely makes you more comfortable making your own coffee at home. It is one of desired tools to brew a coffee. This coffee brewing tools is used by coffee lovers in America and now get its popularity.

Chemex is one of the pop culture icons and coffee tools apart of Syphon coffee (Gerhard Behrend), Moka Pot (Richard Shapper), Sintrax Coffee Machine (Gerhard Marcks) displayed in the Museum of Modern Art - New York gallery. If you are a fan of coffee at the same time art enthusiasts, in particular, the design of the product, at least Chemex is an object that must be collected.

This tool is made from glass with a shape resembling an hourglass or a form of 'X' equipped with handles made from real wood in the middle of this coffee tools. This Chemex can be said to have a classic design.

This coffee brewing tool precedes pour over method and a dream for coffee lovers  in America. Chemex has its own power which is capable of producing brewing tool that can spoil the coffee drinker. That is because coffee produced has a strong character, intense aroma, and sweet acidity taste - The coffee acidity taste definition - more apparent when the coffee brew is sipped. This is what makes Chemex when was first introduced in America has its own place in the hearts of coffee lovers.

The unique shape of this coffee brewing tool, elegant and ergonomic design makes this product extremely suited for collection.

Basically this coffee tools brewing system is using the drip method. The drip method as well as brewing and pouring method used in the pour over cone filter. Although the system is the same as pour over, the creator of this product is Peter Schlumbohn who has done research on the product repeatedly stated that the creation of these tools has a pour over differences with the tools that have been popular before. Because when brew a coffee using these tools will produce the result of  full body coffee and rich taste of flavor.

Moreover, Peter also states that when brewing with Chemex, the coffee is never bitter. However, the claims of this hourglass look-like coffee brewing tool creators are not entirely true and not entirely wrong too. The coffee taste and tempting aroma depends on the quality of the coffee itself, the temperature of the water and proper coffee grinding tool is very important variable. While the brewing tool itself that used is only to give a small presentation of pleasure from the coffee produce itself.


THE HISTORY OF CHEMEX

Chemex first launched in 1941 by Peter J. Schlumbohm, a German chemist which at that time was studying in America. Chemex made from glass with a shape resembling the letter X or hourglass and there is a wooden handle on its neck, from the shape Chemex look like a classic product. Although classical, Chemex became the best-selling coffee brewing method in some parts of the world these days.

Much like another pour over brewing tools, Chemex is also equipped with a filter paper. In terms of the paper, the Chemex using the heaviest filter paper compared with another pour over filter paper. Chemex filter paper approximately 20 to 30% heavier than another filter paper. Not without a reason why Chemex use heavier and thicker paper.According to the creator, the coffee contains 50 different elements. From that 50 elements, only two that is fundamental, namely the coffee aromatic oils and caffeine. The remaining elements are combination of acid, fat, bitter taste and oil flavor, which must be minimized levels to get rich taste of coffee.

The thickness of Chemex papaer allows to prevent the passage of sediment particles that contain such fats and oils.Chemex paper able to infuse the coffee brew in a short period of time and fast. Ideal infusion time that Chemex want to achieve according to Schlumbohm where the coffee became rich flavor. This is the main idea of Chemex to attract the coffee lovers, with a filter that is able to filter coffee grounds down to the smallest point, so we are going to sip a coffee in rich flavor. Chemex company is located in Pittsfield, United States.

When you arrive at the Chemex factory, you will see a large building and contains objects such as chemical laboratories. Inside full of chemical tools like Erlen meyer, beakers, and other components for manufacturing Chemex. The majority of Chemex components imported from far away. Glass imported from Croatia and Taiwan, timber from Malaysian rubber tree plants, and leather that is in the neck from Rawlings, a local manufacturer of baseball gloves. On the factory manufactured a coffee filter. Not only that, this building also an assembly place, quality control, packing, until delivery of Chemex.

When looking back in history, formerly Peter was forbidden get in touch with chemical items. Then he went to America to focus on the world of chemistry which eventually generate Chemex. When Schlumbohm died in 1962, he left the Chemex  business not his heirs, instead, for his favorite female assistant in the company. In 60-70s, Chemex extending the production into the household sector. The products were made was increased as blenders, food processors, and similar devices. After some time experienced ups and downs, Patrick and Liz Grazzy moved the factory to Massachusetts.

Now, Chemex fronted by Patrick and Liz children. They were on a mission of his parents to focus on products related to coffee. But this is not easy, they acknowledge the 80-90 year decreased so that the company should move their operations back to Pittsfield until  last removal to Chicopee. From here the company up and running, Grassy received a cooperation offer from various coffee shops. To catch the market consumers which is getting want practicality. At the end of 2014, although the company has moved away from electronics-based products. Chemex produces Ottomatic, a Chemex automatic machine for brewing coffee.


HOW TO FOLD A CHEMEX PAPER

HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY

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INSTRUCTION TO BREW A COFFEE USING CHEMEX


  • Ratio to be used is 1/14. This for an easier of the coffee brewing. The comparison consists of 1 gram of coffee for 14 ml of water or 10 grams of coffee for one cup.


  • Grind 25 grams of coffee with medium to coarse scale on the grinder. If the coffee is too thick due to the extraction is too long, then you just need to change it again into coarser scale than before.

HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY


  • Heat water into 90 degrees Celsius. after the water is heated, soaked filter paper with hot water. This is to reduce the smell and chemicals that exist on filter paper and heat the Chemex container. Then stirred and dispose the water.
HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY



  • Put the coffee that has been measured out into the filter paper.


HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY
  • Set scales on the numbers 0 and started pouring water 50 ml in a circular motion, let stand for 30 seconds, coffee will be blooming.
HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY



  • After 30 seconds, pour 50 ml of water, until the weight reaches 100 ml, let stand until the first minute
HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY



  • The next step is pouring the the water again in a circle, repeat several times until it reaches 350 ml and extraction time 3:30 to 4:00 minutes.
HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY



  • Dispose the filter paper which contains the coffee dregs, then stir the Chemex container so we get the results that we wanted.
HOW TO USE A CHEMEX ON THE RIGHT WAY



  • Enjoy your coffee.


Thus, a glimpse of Chemex and  how to brew coffee using these tools.
For a dose of coffee and water ratio  there is no default standard, it all depends on individual taste and feel free to experiment according your taste with Chemex.

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