Beginner’s Guide to Brewing Coffee With a Chemex
By: Jeffrey September 9, 2021
You'll learn how to brew coffee with the Chemex. This brewing technique makes for smooth coffee because of the filter that is used.
What you'll learn:
Equipment used in this recipe:
1. Coffee beans of choice 2. A Chemex and its filter 3. Boiling water
1. Choose coffee beans
Choose the coffee beans you prefer. You can use a light, medium or dark roast for this brewing technique.
2. Grind the coffee beans
Grind the coffee beans into a medium/ fine grind size. There should still be a bit of structure in them.
3. Rinse the filter
Rinse the coffee filter with boiling water. Throw the water out before moving onto the next step.
4. Add the ground coffee
Add your freshly ground coffee beans to the Chemex. Make a small hole in the middle for optimal extraction.
5. Bloom the coffee
Bloom the coffee by pouring 1/4 of the total water onto the ground coffee beans. Leave for 30 seconds before moving on.
6. Add more water
Add the remaining water to the Chemex. Slowly pour the water onto the coffee grounds.
7. Stir the coffee
Stir through the coffee just a bit, this will help knock the coffee grounds off the sides and make for better-tasting coffee.
8. Let the coffee brew
Let the coffee brew until no water is left. Throw the filter out and serve your freshly brewed Chemex coffee!
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