Chemex Brew Guide

Equipment and Ingredients

  • 6 Cup Chemex or 8 Cup Chemex
  • Coffee beans (freshly roasted)
  • Grinder
  • Kettle
  • Water
  • Coffee Scales
  • Mug or Cup

For this recipe, we’re using 30g of coffee for 500ml of water.

  • Coffee: 30g (coarse grind)
  • Water: 500ml
  • Temperature for coffee extraction: Between 93-96 degrees.
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1. Prepare all ingredients and equipment

2. Heat brewing water to 97°C

3. Fold filter paper and place in Chemex

4. Rinse filter paper with hot water to remove taints and preheat vessel

5. Grind the coffee at a course grind (granulated sugar)

6. Pour the ground coffee into the brewer and gently shake to flatten the coffee

7. Place the Chemex on scales and tare (zero)

8. Start your timer as soon as you begin pouring

9. Using a circular motion, bloom the coffee by pouring 60 grams of water before 0:30 seconds

10. At 0:30, gently pour another 250g of water into your Chemex.

11. At 1:00, pour the rest of the water until there is 500g in total

12. Give the Chemex a gentle swirl

13. Wait for all the water to pass through the coffee grounds

14. Your finished brew time should be around 4:00 – 4.30 minutes

15. Enjoy

Tips for Optimization

If your coffee takes longer than 4:00 – 4:30 minutes to brew, make your grind setting coarser

If you coffee takes shorter than 4:00 – 4:30 minutes to brew, make your grind setting finer

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