Brew using a piece of art! The Chemex was created in 1941 and is part of New York City’s Museum of Modern Art permanent collection. The thicker filter removes coffee oils which results in a smooth and very balanced cup of coffee.
What you need:
- Chemex coffee maker
- Chemex filter
- Freshly roasted coffee
- Hot water
Suggested Chemex Brew Ratios:
26 grams coffee, use 360g hot water (brews approximately 12 oz. coffee)
34 grams coffee, use 490g hot water (brews approximately 16 oz. coffee)
Brew ratios are suggestions, brew coffee to taste.
Use filtered water.
Burr grinders work best for grinding coffee consistently.
Preheat your brewing equipment with hot water. This helps prevent a cool down effect while your coffee brews.
- Place the Chemex filter in the brewer with the multiple fold (3 layers) placed over the spout. Keep the single fold on the back half of the brewer.
- Rinse the filter with hot water. This preheats the Chemex and removes the paper taste of the filter. Pour the hot water out of the Chemex using the spout but keep the filter in place.
- Measure the coffee beans by weight and grind on a medium setting. Pour the ground coffee into the center of the Chemex filter and tare (zero out) the scale.
- Start the timer when you begin to pour the hot water into the Chemex. Gently pour just enough water to soak all of the coffee grounds. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds.
- Pour hot water in gentle circles starting at the center of the coffee grounds.
- Remove coffee filter after brewing. Pour and enjoy!