Chemex brew guide
Grind Coffee. Coffee used in a Chemex should be ground coarse — it will have the same consistency of sea salt. To do this, grind coffee in your grinder for between 6 and 9 seconds. Chemex filters are thick so a fine grind would slow down the filtration process.
- 2 Heat water. Bring water to 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Water should be just below boiling.
- 3 Wet filter. Wet the filter with warm water takes out the wood taste.
- 4 Add coffee. Add two tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water used. For a 6-cup brewer, we recommend about 20 ounces of water and 8 tablespoons of coffee.
- 5 Wet coffee. Completely submerge coffee grounds and wait 30 seconds. This allows the coffee to bloom (you'll see bubbles), releasing gases and giving you the best flavor.
- 6 Brew coffee: In a slow, circular motion from the outside ring to the inside, slowly pour water over the coffee.
- 7 Remove filter. After about 4 minutes (when the water has completely filtered through), dispose of the filter.
- 8 Enjoy! Holding the wood collar of the Chemex, pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.
- Chemex 6-cup brewer
- Chemex filter
- 20 ounces of water
- 8 tablespoons of coffee
- We recommend using a Gooseneck kettle for the most precise pour possible.
- If you don't have a thermometer, allow the water to come to a boil, take it off heat, and wait about a minute and a half. This will bring you right around 200 degrees.