How To Brew Chemex

Process Overview

Chemex is an elegant looking coffee brewing device. Chemex can be used in cafes, at home or where ever you want to brew several cups at a time and have the audience fascinated by the view.


TOTAL TIME: ~5 minutes

MAKES: 220 ml


What you'll need

Chemex, Grinder, Kettle, Scale, Spoon, Coffee, Chemex Filter

Getting Started

Step 1

Weigh out 20 grams of freshly roasted coffee beans.

Grind coffee to the Medium

Step 3

Place a paper filter with the 3-ply section facing the spout. Rinse the filter with hot water.

Step 4

Discard the water and place ground coffee into the Chemex.

Place the Chemex on the scale, zero out the scale, and start a timer.

Pour 100 grams of hot water (twice the weight of the grounds) in a spiral pattern so that all of the grounds are saturated.

Then wait for the coffee to bloom.

Step 5

At 30 seconds, resume pouring water over the grounds, until your scale reaches 220grams at 2 minutes 20 second.

Pour first in a spiral pattern, and then straight down.

It’s okay to pause during your pour, but keep the coffee grounds fully saturated from start to finish.

Step 6

Discard the filter and give the coffee a final swirl.

Your coffee is now ready for you to pour and enjoy.

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