Brewing with a Chemex

Brewing with a Chemex

  • Grind your favorite whole bean coffee to a medium coarse ground.

  • Open a CHEMEX Bonded Filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers, and place it into the top of the CHEMEX brewer. The thick three-layer portion should cover the pouring spout.

  • Put one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 oz. cup into the filter cone. Feel free to use more if you prefer it stronger; our CHEMEX brewing process eliminates bitterness.

  • Once you have brought the appropriate amount of water to a boil, remove it from the heat and allow it to stop boiling vigorously. Pour a small amount of water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds to wet them, and wait for about 30 seconds for them to “bloom”.

  • After the grounds bloom, slowly pour the water over the grounds while keeping the water level well below the top of the CHEMEX Coffeemaker (quarter inch or more).

  • Slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using a circular or back-and-forth motion as you pour to ensure an even saturation of the coffee.

  • Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter with spent grounds out of the brewer and discard.

  • Pour your freshly made coffee into your favorite mug and enjoy.

    The SCAA recommends 60g of coffee for 1 liter of water, which comes to around 1:17. We find that 1:16 ratio is also good. 
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