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Chemex

Great For

  • Arrow Right Clean Single Origin Coffees
  • Arrow Right Pour Overs for Two
  • Arrow Right Lighter, Brighter Roasts

Recipe

Makes 2-3 Servings, 3:30–4:30 Min

  • Chemex
    Chemex
    8-Cup
  • Paper Filter
    Paper Filter
    Chemex Square or Circular
  • Gooseneck Kettle
    Gooseneck Kettle
  • Scale
    Scale
    Optional
  • 198º–205º F Water
    198º–205º F Water
    24 oz (700 ml)
  • Medium-Coarse Ground Coffee
    Medium-Coarse Ground Coffee
    1.5 oz (43 g) – About 3 Tbsp
Step 1
Prep Filter
Unfold the filter with the three-fold side facing the spout. This is important to prevent the filter from collapsing into the spout when it gets wet.
Step 2
Rinse
Rinse the filter with plenty of hot water to help “seal” it against the glass and remove the papery taste—it also preheats your brewer. Discard this water and setup your brewer on a scale.
Step 3
Add Grounds & Bloom
Add your grinds and tare scale. Start a timer and slowly pour water equalling double the weight of the coffee (about 3 oz / 84 g). Make sure to saturate all the grounds, pouring over the lighter spots and avoiding the darker ones. Wait :30 seconds.
Step 4
Pour
Slowly pour water in a spiral motion until the water level reaches just below the top rim of the brewer. When the level drops by about an inch, pour again and repeated as need until you’ve used all the water.
Step 5
Let It Drip
Keep an eye on the water level as it drips and when you start to see the coffee grounds appear, remove the filter and let it drain in the sink (the last few drops of water can be a little bitter). The timer should read between 3:30–4:30 minutes
Step 6
Serve
Pour coffee into mugs and serve right away. To clean up, just dump the drained filter in the trash and rinse the Chemex with any still-hot water remaining in your kettle.