Chemex Brew Guide

We always love hearing people's stories about their home brewing adventures. Brewing on a Chemex is super fun and really easy. It can be a bit intimidating looking, but I promise that you'll be stoked on the results once you get it down! Here's a little step-by-step guide to brew the perfect cup!

Things you’ll need:
  • A Chemex
  • A scale (set to grams)
  • A Chemex filter
  • Water fresh off the boil
  • 43g of coffee ground medium course(Electric Perc) 
Step One
Place your Chemex on your scale and pop the filter in the opening, presoak the filter, and dump the water after the rinse.
*make sure that the 3-layered side of the filter is on the side with the spout*

Step Two
Add your ground coffee to the filter
Zero out your scale

Step Three
Start the timer
You will need to "bloom" your coffee. For this, pour twice the grams of water that you have coffee (43g coffee=86g water). Even saturation is key in this step to allow the coffee to de-gas and get all that you can from your coffee.

Step Four
After letting your coffee bloom for about 45 seconds, pour your water from the center of the bed out in a clockwise motion up to 260g of water.

Step Five
When your timer hits the 1:15 mark, pour your water clockwise to a total of 445 grams. Give your brew a delicate stir around the sides of the filter with the back of a spoon to settle loose grinds into the bed.

Step Six
At 2 minutes, pour the remainder of your water (up to 645 grams) and give one more stir with the back of a spoon. Let your brew drain fully (it should finish between 4:15 and 4:45).

Step Seven
Enjoy a damn fine cup of coffee!