Chemex

chemex

What you will need

  • Chemex carafe
  • Chemex filters
  • Kettle
  • Digital scale
  • Timer

How to prepare

  • Begin boiling at least 3 cups (650 g) of water
  • Unfold your filter and place it in your Chemex, ensuring that the triple-fold portion is facing the pour spout and lays across without obstructing it.
  • Empty contents of envelope into filter and give it a gentle shake. This will flatten the bed, allowing for a more even pour.
  • There will be four pours total. First, start your timer. Beginning at the bed’s center, gently pour about ½ cup (100 g) water over grounds. Work your way gently outward, and avoid pouring down the sides of the filter. Pause 30 seconds so coffee can “bloom.” A solid bloom ensures even saturation.
  • Pour about ¾ cup (150 g) water in a circular pattern starting in the center. Spiral out toward the edge of the slurry before spiraling your way back toward the middle. Your total water weight should reach 250 grams. Pause to allow the water to drip through the grounds until your timer reads about 1:30–1:45.
  • Repeat the same pour pattern as in Step 5, adding about 1 cup (200 g) of water. Your total water weight should reach 450 grams. Allow the water to drip through the grounds until your timer reads about 2:45–3:00. Repeat once more, adding the remaining water, about 1 cup (200 g) of water, to reach a final water weight of 650 grams.
  • Allow the water to drip through the grounds entirely.