Chemex

Why the Chemex? The Chemex stands apart from other brew methods because of its filter. It's filter is 30% thicker than traditional filters, helping it to eliminate most oils and undissolved solids, resulting in a clean, pure, flavorful cup of coffee.

 

 Water:

Grind:

Dose:

Brew time:

 

 

What you'll need:

  • Chemex Brewer
  • Paper Filter
  • Coffee grinder or pre-ground coffee

TIP: We do suggest investing in a kitchen scale and a goose neck kettle to achieve the best results for all of your brewing! Having an at home Burr Grinder is also a great investment for the coffee enthusiasts! Especially for optimal extraction. 

 

 

CHEMEX for ONE

26 grams of coffee beans or 5 level tablespoons of ground coffee.
390 grams of water or 14 oz.

Step 1: Place your filter in the Chemex with the thickest side against the spout, wet your filter and drain of excess water. 

Step 2: Weigh or measure your coffee into the center of the filter. (We like to keep the grinder empty and weigh our coffee beans out first so that we are only grinding exactly what we need every time!)

Step 3: Level the grinds in your filter so that you have a nice flat, even surface.

Step 4: Place your Chemex on a scale and tare. 

Step 5: With your hot water kettle ready, start your timer and wet the coffee grinds to 130 grams of water, pouring in concentric circles for 15 seconds.

Step 6: Wait 45 seconds.

Step 7: At the 1 minute mark, pour 260 grams in concentric circles for 15 seconds.

Step 8: Wait 45 seconds.

Step 9: At the 2 minutes mark, pour the remainder of the water, up to 390 grams in concentric circles for 15 seconds.

Step 10: The coffee should be fully drained out of the filter by 4 minutes.

Chemex for 1 (12 oz. Cup)
24 grams of coffee to 14 oz. of water = 1:16
26 grams of coffee to 14 oz. of water = 1:15
28 grams of coffee to 14 oz. of water = 1:14

 

 

 

CHEMEX for TWO 

50 grams of coffee beans or 10 level tablespoons of ground coffee.
780 grams of water or 28 oz.

Step 1: Place your filter in the Chemex with the thickest side against the spout, wet your filter and drain of excess water. 

Step 2: Weigh or measure your coffee into the center of the filter. (We like to keep the grinder empty and weigh our coffee beans out first so that we are only grinding exactly what we need every time!)

Step 3: Level the grinds in your filter so that you have a nice flat, even surface.

Step 4: Place your Chemex on a scale and tare. 

Step 5: With your hot water kettle ready, start your timer and wet the coffee grinds to 260 grams of water, pouring in concentric circles for 30 seconds.

Step 6: Wait 30 seconds.

Step 7: At the 1 minute mark, pour 520 grams in concentric circles for 30 seconds.

Step 8: Wait 30 seconds.

Step 9: At the 2 minutes mark, pour the remainder of the water, up to 780 grams in concentric circles for 15 seconds.

Step 10: The coffee should be fully drained out of the filter by 5 minutes.

Chemex for 2 (12 oz. Cup)
28 oz. = 780 grams
24 grams of coffee to 14 oz. of water = 1:16
26 grams of coffee to 14 oz. of water = 1:15
28 grams of coffee to 14 oz. of water = 1:14

TIP: If your coffee is draining faster or slower than the desired time then you may need to adjust your grind finer or coarser to fix the brew time.

TIP: The ratio of coffee to water will affect the final cup. We have given you a recipe for 1:15 which we find to be the best balance of strength and flavor. If you were wanting to get a stronger cup, you can decrease the ratio to be 1:14 and if you were looking for more flavor notes and a slightly weaker cup of coffee, you can increase the ratio to 1:16.