Chemex

"Chemex is my favorite brew method because it creates the cleanest, sweetest, most flavor-distinct pourovers! It also has an aesthetically pleasing but functionally useful design"

Penelope Hearne, Ecom Manager, Durham, NC

Penelope Hearne, Ecom Manager, Durham, NC

Gather your supplies

We use a 1:17 coffee-to-water ratio; our recipe makes 24 ounces (680 grams) of brewed coffee.

  • 45 grams of fresh-roasted, whole-bean coffee
  • 750 grams of filtered hot water (200 F)
  • Chemex
  • Chemex paper filter
  • Grinder (we recommend burr grinders)
  • Gram scale
  • Kettle
  • Timer

Grind Size

01

Rinse Filter

Place filter in Chemex and rinse with hot water.

02

Grind Coffee

Weigh 45g coffee and grind on medium-coarse setting, like kosher salt.

03

Add Grounds

Discard rinse water, place ground coffee in filter, and shake to level grounds.

04

Bloom Grounds

Tare scale, start timer, and add 100g of water to wet all the coffee grounds.

05

Begin Brewing

Wait 30 seconds and then pour an additional 100g of water in a circular motion.

06

Pour Water

By 1:00 the water should have drained a centimeter, add another 100g of water in a circular motion.

07

Repeat

Repeat this process every 30 seconds, or as the water drains a centimeter, pouring water in a circular pattern until reaching a total weight of 750g.

08

Drain

The coffee should finish draining by 4:00 - 5:00.

09

Enjoy!

Serve and enjoy! 🤗

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