What You Need

  • Burr Grinder
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Chemex Brewer
  • Chemex Filter
  • 40g Coffee
  • 600g Water (Plus additional water to rinse the filter)

Basic Parameters

  • 40g Coffee
  • Medium Grind
  • 600g Water
  • 3:45-4:00 Minutes total brew time

Method Highlights

The Chemex produces an extremely clean cup with good body due to its relatively thick filters.

How to Brew

Step 1
Heat water to a boil (or about 205 degrees if using a digital thermometer).

Step 2
Grind coffee medium, or similar to course salt.

Step 3
Place the filter in the Chemex and rinse it with a small amount of water. This also serves to preheat the Chemex. Pour the water out.

Step 4
Place the ground coffee into the Chemex and gently pour about 60g of water over the coffee, or just enough to saturate. Try to keep the amount of water under 2x the weight of the coffee.

Step 5
Let the coffee saturate for about 45 seconds.

Step 6
Slowly pour about 400g of water over the coffee in a circular motion.

Step 7
Gently stir the coffee once or twice in a circular motion. This helps promote an even extraction.

Step 8
Once there is enough space, repeat with the remaining water.

Step 9
Remove filter from Chemex, swirl to ensure even incorporation, and pour into your favorite mug.