Chemex

If you haven’t read the brewing at home overview, I suggest you do!  If you have a scale, brewing your coffee will become exponentially more consistent and delicious.  Now lets brew some amazing coffee – here’s our recipe:

Small (16 oz)

  • 28g freshly roasted coffee (ground immediately before brewing at a hair more coarse than an auto-drip)
  • 475g filtered water

Large (30 oz)

  • 50g freshly roasted coffee (ground immediately before brewing at a hair more coarse than an auto-drip)
  • 850g filtered water

Brew Time: 4-5 minutes

Set-Up – Fold your Chemex filter in half, and then into quarters (although many come pre-folded!).   Place into the Chemex with “3-layered” side facing the spout.  Rinse the filter with hot water and discard.  Pour ground coffee into filter and place on a scale.  Zero (or “tare”) the scale.  We are ready to begin.

  1. Start your timer! – Add just enough water (195-205 F) to wet the grounds (around 40-60g should do the trick) – let bloom for 45 seconds.
  2. Begin extraction – slowly add about half the water to the wet grounds in a circular motion moving from the center, to the outside, and back to the center without touching the edge of the filter.
  3. After letting some water drain through,  repeat step 2 until your scale reads the proper amount.
  4. Let water drain fully – As the last drops trickle through or pull your filter at 4 (5 for large) minutes, whichever comes first.
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