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BREWING GUIDE

How to Make Coffee With a Chemex®

How to Make Coffee With a Chemex®

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A unique glass brewer that combines science and art, the Chemex® is a great tool that produces a refined cup of coffee.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Chemex® coffee maker
  • Chemex® filter
  • Pour over kettle
  • Scale

WATER AND COFFEE RATIO

  • 45
    g Medium Ground Coffee
  • 720
    ml Water (9 tbsp per 24 fl oz)
- 1 Serving(s) +
Chemex ingredients
Follow the steps below or watch the video
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STEP 1

Place the Chemex® filter into the brewer. Make sure to leave the thick three-layered side facing the spout.

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STEP 2

Wet the filter with hot water. Thoroughly wet the filter to preheat your brewer. When discarding the water, pour it away from the spout.

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STEP 3

Add medium ground coffee. Use 9 tbsp (45 g) of ground coffee for every 720 ml (24 fl oz) of water. Tap gently to even out the grounds and set the scale to zero.

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STEP 4

Slowly pour a bit of water onto the grounds. Stop when all the grounds are saturated. Wait 30 seconds to let the coffee bloom.

Blooming helps the coffee release natural fragrances, giving it a fuller flavour.

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STEP 5

Wait for 20 seconds. Pause for 20 seconds as the coffee brews, then continue pouring the rest of the water.

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STEP 6

Wait for 20 seconds

Pause for 20 seconds as the coffee brews, then continue pouring the rest of the water.

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STEP 7

Let the coffee drip through. When the coffee stops dripping, discard the filter and gently swirl to experience the nuanced aroma.

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STEP 8

Pour & enjoy your coffee at home!

QUICK TIPS

If there’s a thick layer of grounds on the sides of your filter, try different pouring techniques and make sure your pour is even.

Chemex THUMBNAIL

How to Brew With a Chemex®

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