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Chemex

A beautiful brewing device with a delicate, light bodied extraction.

Beautiful, glass construction brew time: 2-3 min

Instructions

  1. Use 36g coffee for 520 ml of water. Ensure that the grind ground between paper filter and metal filter but slightly more towards metal filter.
  2. Place a filter into the top compartment of the Chemex making sure the 3-layered side is facing the spout. This will allow air to escape during the brew process.
  3. Rinse the filter with water to prevent any papery taste from affecting the brew. This also preheats the Chemex.
  4. Once thoroughly saturated, tip the Chemex over a sink to dispose of the rinse water. Don’t be tempted to remove the filter to empty faster; it can be difficult to secure back into place once removed.
  5. Weigh out your coffee, Grind your coffee, and add it to the Chemex filter.
  6. Start your timer Using 91-96 degree Celsius water and a pouring kettle pour twice as much water as coffee (i.e. 26g coffee x 2 = 52g water) over the grounds. The goal is even saturation, so pour slowly in a clockwise pattern. Don’t worry if you see a few drips falling through. This bloom allows the coffee to de-gas, enabling the water to yield the full potential of the coffee. This is an essential step that should never be rushed.
  7. After a minute, add water in stages (around 70–100g at a time) until you reach the desired final brew weight, making sure that the grounds are never exposed to air until the brew is finished. Concentrate the pour towards the center of the Chemex, working your way outwards to about a centimeter from the edge of the coffee. The water stream from the pouring kettle should be slow enough to fall straight down, not at an angle.
  8. Once the drips stall to every couple of seconds, your brew is finished. If your grind was correct, and you poured at the right speed, this should have taken between 4-5 minutes. Remove the filter and discard.

Supplies

Chemex

Fresh whole bean coffee

Scale

Grinder

Kettle

Water

Stirring utensil

Paper or metal filter for your Chemex

A serving vessel