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BREWING GUIDES

How to Make Coffee with a Chemex®

HERO Chemex

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

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 TO COFFEE RATIO

  • 9
    Tbsp medium ground coffee per 24 fl oz ml water (45 g per 720 ml)
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Chemex Equipment
Follow the Steps Below
Chemex Step 1
STEP 1

Place the Chemex® filter into the brewer

Make sure to leave the thick three-layered side facing the spout.

Chemex Step 2
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.

Chemex Step 3
STEP 3

Add medium ground coffee

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

Chemex Step 4
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 flavor.

Chemex Step 5
STEP 5

Slowly pour more water

Starting in the center of the brew bed, slowly pour a pencil-thin stream of water, spiraling outward. Stop when 2⁄3 of the water has been poured.

Chemex Step 6
STEP 6

Wait for 20 seconds

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

Chemex Step 7
STEP 7

Let the coffee drip through

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

Chemex Step 8
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.

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