How to Brew: Pour Over Coffee (Chemex)

Brewed coffee poured from Chemex into black mug

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND METHOD

Recipe: 5 tbsp (35g) medium grind coffee, 600mL hot water

METHOD:

  1. Place filter in Chemex with the 3 layered side towards the spout.
  2. Preheat the Chemex and filter by pouring hot water through them.
  3. Pour out water, replace filter & put ground coffee in filter.
  4. Place chemex on scale and tare to zero.
  5. Start timing, and pour about 80g (mL) of water over the coffee. Gently stir the grounds to make sure they are all saturated.
  6. Wait 30 seconds while the bloom de-gases and the grounds soften in the hot water (this is how the flavour comes out!)
  7. Add 200g (mL) of water, gently stir to agitate the grounds.
  8. Wait ~45 seconds.
  9. Add 200g (mL) of water, gently stir to agitate the grounds.
  10. Wait ~45 seconds.
  11. Add remaining 120g (mL) water.
  12. When all the water has been poured over, remove the filter and compost. The entire process should take 4-5 minutes.
  13. Enjoy with friends!

 

METHOD #2: SCA RECOMMENDATION

Recipe: 41g medium grind coffee, 672g (mL) of water

Method:

  1. Place filter in Chemex, make sure the 3 layered side of the filter is towards the spout.
  2. Preheat the Chemex and filter by pouring hot water through them.
  3. Pour out the water, replace filter & put ground coffee in filter.
  4. Place everything on scale and tare to zero.
  5. Start timing and pour 80g (mL) of water over the coffee, make sure to saturate all the grounds thoroughly.
  6. Allows the bloom to de-gas for 30 seconds before adding more water.
  7. Continue to periodically and slowly pour water over the coffee, keep the filter halfway filled with water during the brewing process.
  8. General brew times are between 4-5 minutes.
  9. When all the water has been poured over the grounds and the filter has begun to drip slowly, remove and discard the filter.
  10. Give the Chemex a swirl and share with friends.

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