The Chemex is an hourglass shaped tool, used to brew filter coffee.
By using a heavy paper filter, you are able to brew a great, delicate and clear cup of coffee.
Chemex 3 Cup
Unfolded half moon filters
Scale + Timer
While your water is boiling, prepare your Chemex by folding the filter. Mesure out 20-25 grams of your fresh coffee beans, depending on how strong you like your coffee.
Grind your coffee medium. Rinse your filter with hot water. This way you won't get unwanted flavors in your cup and you'll preheat your Chemex.
Throw the hot water in the sink and put your freshly ground coffee in the filter. Shake the Chemex gently so you get an even bed of grinds. Now put the Chemex on your scale.
Pour a small quantity of hot water (twice the weight of the coffee) on your grinds. Let the hot water saturate the grinds for 45 sec. This is called the blooming. The process will prepare the grinds for further extraction.
After the blooming, pour hot water on the grinds in a circular motion, without touching the side of the Chemex. In total you will need 300ml of hot water.
If you touch the side of the Chemex, water will get directly into the receiver without proper contact with the coffee. The result would be a weak cup of coffee.
Try to aim for a brewing time of approx. three minutes. If your brewing time is longer, you should grind your coffee coarser. If it's shorter, grind it finer.
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