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CHEMEX® Five Cup Handblown

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  • Description
  • Specs
  • Method

    You enjoy the hand-made quality of pour-over coffee; that's why you want a CHEMEX®. Well what if your CHEMEX® itself was also hand-made? Now we're talking!

    Produced by hand, the clarity of the blown glass and fine workmanship is unparalleled: undoubtedly one of the most recognizable and elegant coffee makers available.

    The CHEMEX® was designed in 1941 and has been making delicious coffee ever since. Its non-porous, heat-resistant glass construction, combined with proprietary, scientifically designed filters, produces coffee with clarity and complexity.

    In fact, it's the filters that are the star of the CHEMEX® show. They are 20-30% heavier than other filters and remove even the finest sediment particles. The design of the filter facilitates the proper infusion time by regulating the filtration rate - about a 4 minute brew.

    One warning: As the filters are made of heavy paper, they require a full rinse with hot water, before brewing, to remove any paper taste. It's worth noting that there are also other filter options for the CHEMEX®. If you want to try a re-usable filter that gives you a totally different, but equally delicious coffee, then check out the ABLE Kone

    Since the CHEMEX® is made out of glass, you can see the coffee as it brews and, as it's a pour over method, you can also customize your particular brew method very easily.

    It comes with a polished wood collar and leather tie: the collar serving as an insulated handle around the middle of the coffeemaker.

    The CHEMEX® is so cool that it has a permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and is how James Bond makes his coffee. What other endorsements do you need?

    • 25oz (740ml) capacity
    • Easy to clean - just remove filter and rinse through
    • Heat-resistant glass made in Germany
    • Requires CHEMEX® filters
    • Exceptional clarity of glass and fine workmanship
    • Polished wood collar with leather tie made in the USA
  • CHEMEX Instruction Manual (EN-FR)

    The Eight Ounce Method

    1. Place a filter in the top of the CHEMEX®.
    2. Pour hot/boiling water through until all of the filter is saturated.
    3. Pour the water out of the CHEMEX®, via the channel, ensuring that the filter remains in place
    4. Grind and add coffee into the filter
    5. Start timer and pour enough water (195-205º) to saturate the coffee
    6. Swirl or stir coffee to fully saturate and let bloom for 45 seconds
    7. Add rest of water pouring in a clockwise, circular motion, without pouring to the very edge or overfilling the filter
    8. Once draw down is complete, remove the filter and the coffee is ready to serve!

    The CHEMEX® Method

    1. Get Into The Grind
      Grind your favorite whole bean coffee to a medium coarse ground.
    2. Filter Up
      Open a CHEMEX® Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers, and place it into the top of the CHEMEX® Coffeemaker. The thick three-layer portion should cover the pouring spout.
    3. The Scoop
      Put one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 oz. cup into the filter cone. Feel free to use more if you prefer it stronger; our CHEMEX® Coffeemaker brewing process eliminates bitterness and acidity.
    4. Let It Bloom
      Once you have brought the appropriate amount of water to a boil, remove it from the heat and allow it to stop boiling vigorously. Pour a small amount of water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds to wet them, and wait for about 30 seconds for the grounds to "bloom".
    5. First Pour
      After the grounds bloom, slowly pour the water over the grounds while keeping the water level well below the top of the CHEMEX® Coffeemaker (a quarter inch or more).
    6. Brew On
      Slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using a circular or back-and-forth motion as you pour to ensure an even saturation of the coffee.
    7. Toss The Filter
      Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter with spent grounds out of the brewer and discard. Our filters are biodegradable and compostable.
    8. Enjoy The Perfect Cup
      Pour your freshly made coffee into your CHEMEX® mug and indulge in the flavor.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Aaron E.
handmade excellence

I decided to spend the big bucks and buy the handblown 5 cup to replace my original standard 6 cup Chemex. I read reviews about it saying the handblown model uses a bit thicker glass, so I hope that it will be more resilient to chips and cracks. It doesn't appear that much thicker, however the glass is absolutely perfect! My original one had some very minor imperfections in the glass, but this one is perfect! I also like the idea of a craftsman making my coffee maker, and receiving a wage for their efforts. I'm a huge fan of using the Chemex, it makes a perfect cup of coffee every time! So, if you value the quality craftsmanship of an artisan glass blower, and you're a fan of the Chemex, you can't go wrong!

I will also add that the good people at Eight Ounce did a great job of packing it, so there's no need to worry about it breaking during shipping.

Emilie Wang
Chemex hand blown 5 cup

It’s a beauty.

Stacy Cabral

The Chemex is a great product!! I won't go back to my AeroPress!!!
Thank you!

kind ion

The Chemex Handblown 5 Cup is such a nice thing to have in your kitchen. It has a simple and elegant, almost scientific design, with a leather and wood handle to give some visual warmth that doubly serves to protect your hands when full of hot coffee! This 5 cup handblown version makes two large mugs of coffee when filled to its limit. The taste of the coffee that comes out of the Chemex method of brewing is fantastic: clean and smooth, so tasty, so pure.

Eight Ounce is a fantastic merchant! Their web site is great to look at as well as being extremely intuitive to use. When they communicate, it's always fun and interesting and worded with positivity and humour. They shipped extremely fast and packaged everything flawlessly. I will use you guys for all my coffee needs! Thank you :)

Awwwww your comments made our day! That's so sweet of you! We certainly have fun doing what we do, and love talking to our fellow coffee lovers :) Glad you had a great experience, and thanks so much for the support!!!

R. Riffell
Good Product

Promptly delivered and well packaged. Really nice looking hand blown glass that makes up to two 350ml cups. The thick filter removes a lot of fines and oils for a clear, pure looking and tasty coffee. I also ordered the lid, and like being able to put the glass on the gas cooktop to keep the second cup hot. I recommend using the general rule of 60g of coffee grounds per litre of coffee, which is just a tad less than Chemex's recommended one rounded tablespoon (hardly a precise measure) per 5 US ounce (150ml) cup. I found that a medium coarse grind, as recommended by Chemex, of 750µm (0.75mm) gives good extraction. I also make 50ml more coffee than I want to drink to allow for absorption by the filter and grounds when I make more than 350ml of coffee.

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