Filter Coffee, Tips22 October 2015
Chemex® is a glass percolator, equipped with a wood and leather handle thought for “pour-over” extractions, launched in the USA in 1941.
To prepare filter-coffee with this type of percolator, first of all you need to place the specific paper filter into the filter holder, then pour it with hot water in order to remove any smell and, at the same time, heat the percolator. Then add the roughly ground coffee into the filter and, once levelled, pour the water previously heated up to 90-95°C. The first part of the poured water, about double of the weight of the ground coffee, will be used for the so-called “blooming”, an operation mainly required to prepare the coffee powder for the extraction and to get a more aromatic drink.