How to Brew Coffee Using a Chemex
Why choose a chemex?
A pour-over gives you control over your coffee flavor without any of the grit introduced by a french press.
- Weigh out and grind the coffee. Use a medium-coarse grind that resembles sea salt.
- Unfold the Chemex filter and place it into the Chemex. Ensure that the three of the four layers are resting against the pour spout.
- Completely wet the Chemex filter with hot water. Dispose of the filter water by pouring it out of the pour spout.
- Pour the ground coffee into the pre-wet filter, making sure the coffee bed is level.
- Add 65g of water to the coffee bed. Gently agitate the coffee bed with the handle of a spoon. Let the water saturate the grounds for 45 seconds.
- Add the remainder of the water to the coffee bed. Do so within 45 seconds.
- Once all of the water is added, give the Chemex a few spins to agitate the grounds within the coffee bed.
- This entire process should take around 4.5 minutes, a 4 minute brew time and a 30 second draw down time.
- Serve and enjoy!
What You Need
- Ground Coffee - Medium Coarse Grind
- Chemex Coffee Maker
- Hot Water (around 205°F)
We recommend a 1:17 coffee to water ratio. For a 6 cup chemex, use:
30g of coffee
510g of water