The Chemex is one of our favorite brewers. It’s design is simple and unassuming and which makes it easy to use and even easier to clean up. It makes an exceptional and approachable cup of coffee. So get out of bed and start brewing!
Step 1: Weigh out 30 grams of your favorite coffee then grind. We’re using YirgZ, one of our most loved workshop coffees. It’s a bright, fruity brew that will get you out of bed and ready to conquer the day.
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.
Have a different brewer? Check out our brew guides to learn how to brew the perfect French Press, Aeropress, drip coffee and more.