Back To School Chemex Routine

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For those of us who headed back to school this fall, one of the hardest transitions from summer vacation to class can be nailing down your new morning coffee ritual. No more lazy mornings of waking up and taking your time to brew that first cup. To help keep you caffeinated for classes, here’s a quick and easy Chemex recipe that will get you back into the swing of things, coffee-wise:

Step 1: Weigh out 30 grams of your favorite coffee. We’re using Origins, a specialty blend of seasonal single-origin coffees roasted in our Workshop. It’s a bright, fruity brew that will get you out of bed for even the most boring classes!

Step 2: Heat 510 grams of water to around 204 degrees, or slightly cooler than boiling. We’re using a 1:17 coffee to water ratio here, but feel free to play around with your own ratios.

*Pro-tip: Wet your paper filter to rinse it before brewing. It removes the papery taste of the filter, and preheats your Chemex!

Step 3: Time to pour! Set your Chemex on your scale and start by wetting the coffee with 60g of water. Allow 30 seconds for the bloom, then pour in the rest of your water. Try to keep the height of the water and coffee consistent in the filter, pouring in pulses to keep it at the same level.

Step 4: From bloom to finish, the whole brew should take about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Once the water finishes descending, pull out the filter and stick your nose in the Chemex! It’s one of our favorite parts of the coffee ritual, and it helps perk you up before you’ve even had a cup.

As the school year goes on and you figure out your favorite coffees and ratios, you’ll master your morning brew! Have questions about our coffees or brewing tips? Shoot an email to social@lacolombe.net.

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