Chemex Coffee Love

The Chemex coffee obsession is no joke in the Johnston household. We received our first Chemex coffee maker as a wedding gift alongside our electric kettle, and both have been used non-stop ever since. I don't drink coffee on a daily basis (mostly just Saturday and Sunday morning), but Tyler is an avid drinker.

So why pour-over coffee? Well we tried a normal coffee maker for a while, but I just didn't drink enough to make it worthwhile, and I always thought it had a burnt taste. We then switched to the Keurig, but that thing broke within a year and was pretty pricey. We discovered the art of pour-over coffee while we were in California a few years ago, and I just thought it was the coolest concept. It seems everyone out there has hopped on the band wagon, and once I tried it, I completely understood the obsession.


Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker  |  Bella Electric Ceramic Kettle

I used to find coffee a little bitter for my tastes, but the Chemex system was the perfect cure to that problem. It was originally designed by a German chemist and inventor, Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. Simple engineering in wood and glass (no corrosive elements) produces pure drip coffee with less bitterness—to the extent that the coffee can be refrigerated and reheated without sacrificing flavor.

We simply purchase beans, grind them, pour them into a filter and gently pour our boiling water over the top. Super simple!  Blue Bottle Coffee, has an excellent how-to guide HERE if you'd like an in-depth look at the process. It may be a bit more time-intensive, but I think it's totally worth it.