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.
What you need:
Chemex brewer | Filter | Coffee | Grinder | Scale or measuring Spoon | Filtered Water | Kettle | Timer | Spoon | Coffee Mug (12 oz)
Place the filter in the Chemex brewer. Pour boiled water through the filter.
Drain the water out through the spout.
Grind your coffee to a medium-fine grind. Place 22g (approximately three rounded tablespoons) into the filter.
Pour just enough water into the filter so that it saturates the grinds (3.5 oz/104 ml). Set timer for 30 seconds.
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.
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.
Once water has drained completely, remove filter and put it in sink to drain out completely before composting.
Pour the coffee from the Chemex into your mug and enjoy!