Home Brewing Guide to the Chemex

The Chemex is a great pour over method of brewing coffee. It’s an easy-to-use and easy-to-clean brewer that allows for great complexity to come through in the coffee’s flavours.

Click here to download Chemex Brewing Guide as a PDF.

What you need:

Chemex brewer | Filter | Coffee | Grinder | Scale or measuring Spoon | Filtered Water | Kettle | Timer | Spoon | Coffee Mug (12 oz)


 Step 1:

Someone pouring boiling water into a Chemex with a filter

Place the filter in the Chemex brewer. Pour boiled water through the filter.





Step 2:

Pouring the water out of the Chemex into a sink

Drain the water out through the spout.






Step 3:

Chemex with a filter and coffee, sitting on a scale

Grind your coffee to a medium-fine grind. Place 22g (approximately three rounded tablespoons) into the filter.





Step 4:

Coffee in Chemex brewer sitting on a scale, next to a timer

Pour just enough water into the filter so that it saturates the grinds (3.5 oz/104 ml). Set timer for 30 seconds.





 Step 5:


Someone pouring boiling water into the chemex

Pour water aagin, this time to abour 1/4 inch below the rim of the Chemex (5.5 oz/163 ml). Pour in a spiral or a back and forth motion to fully saturate the coffee.




 Step 6:

Chemex sitting on top of a scale

Once it has drained so there's an inch of dry coffee, pour water again until water level is up to 1/4 inch below the rim (3.5 oz/104 ml). Start pouring around the rim and continue in spiral or back and forth motions.



 Step 7:

Someone taking the filter out of the Chemex brewer

Once water has drained completely, remove filter and put it in sink to drain out completely before composting.





 Step 8:


Someone pouring coffee from the Chemex into a mug

Pour the coffee from the Chemex into your mug and enjoy!


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