Hey there! Are you a coffee lover looking to upgrade your morning brew? Look no further! The Chemex brewing method is a simple and elegant way to make delicious coffee that is sure to impress. With its unique hourglass design, the Chemex not only looks great on your countertop, but it also delivers a clean, bright, and well-balanced cup of coffee. This brewing method is perfect for coffee lovers who want to control every aspect of their coffee-making process, from grind size to water temperature. So, let's get started and discover the magic of Chemex brewing!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Chemex coffee maker
- Chemex filters
- Elgon, Zamanee or Rongo Spring Valley Coffee beans (medium-coarse grind is recommended)
- Scale (for precise measurement)
- Kettle (for boiling water)
Rinse the Chemex and its filter with hot water. Make sure the triple sided side of the filter paper faces the spout. This will remove the paper taste from the filter and ensures the paper sticks to the wall of the Chemex and also warms up the Chemex.
- Measure out your coffee beans. A good rule of thumb is to use about 20 grams of coffee for a Chemex.
Grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse grind.
Place the filter in the Chemex and add the ground coffee. Give the Chemex a gentle shake to level out the coffee.
Boil water in a kettle and let it sit for about 45 seconds to cool down to about 93c.
Pour the hot water over the coffee grounds in a circular motion until they are fully saturated. Wait for 30 seconds to allow the coffee to bloom (this is when the coffee expands and releases gas).
For the second pour, slowly pour the remaining hot water over the coffee, making sure to keep the water level just below the top of the Chemex.
Let the coffee brew until the timer reaches 4 minutes.
Carefully remove the filter and dispose of it.
- Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your mug and enjoy!
Remember, this is just a guide and you can adjust the amount of coffee, grind size, and brew time to suit your personal preferences. Have fun experimenting!