Chemex' are great for sharing coffee with friends, as they come in a wide range of sizes. A Chemex will yield a sweet, full-bodied, and elegant coffee.
Supplies: 6-cup Chemex, goose neck kettle, coffee, filters, filtered water, scale, timer
Ratio: 45g of coffee to 700g water
Total brewing time: 4 min
- Bring water to a boil. Measure 45g of coffee and grind it slightly coarser than for regular drip. For example, a 24 setting on a Baratza Encore.
- Place the filter in the Chemex and pour some hot water to wet the filter and warm up the brewer. Carefully discard the hot water
- Add the grinds to the filter.
- Start the timer and begin the bloom. Pour 100g of water and gently stir the wet grounds with the spoon. The goal is to saturate the grounds in water.
- Begin the first pour at around 45 seconds. Pour 300g of water in a circular pattern. The scale should indicate you've poured 400g of water so far.
- Begin the second pour at 2:30. Pour 300g of water, and make sure the water level doesn't go higher than it did before.
- Gently stir the grounds, scraping off the grounds clinging to the filter without disturbing the coffee bed. The scale should indicate you've poured 700g of water in total.
- The total brewing time should be around 4:30.
- The brewing should end by 4:30.
- Discard the filter and grounds.
- Give it a nice swirl to impress the people around you.
- Share it with friends/family/coworkers, and enjoy!