You will need:

45g fresh ground medium-coarse coffee (like Kosher salt)

720g hot water of 195-205 degrees

A kitchen scale (optional)

  1. Chose your favorite whole bean coffee and grind fresh using a burr grinder, which will allow for an even grind particle size. A Chemex paper filter uses a medium-coarse grind.
  2. Using the bonded Chemex brand filter, fold into a cone shape so that one side is three layers thick (this thicker side should be placed over the spout). Rinse the filter with hot water, which will also pre-heat the vessel. Once the water has drained through the filter, dispose of the water from the brewer.
  3. Put one rounded scoop of ground coffee for every 5oz cup into the filter. If using a scale, we suggest using a 16 to 1 ratio such as 45g of coffee for every 8 cup Chemex coffee maker and 720g total water-weight.
  4. Using water that is 195-205 degrees, pour a small amount of water evenly to saturate the coffee (about 50-75g water). Allow it to swell and “bloom” to 30 seconds.
  5. Continue the pour by adding water in a circular motion trying to stay away from the filter wall, keeping the “slurry” from ½ to ¾ full at all times. The more constant the agitation, the better quality extraction.
  6. Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed (or desired weight; for an 8 cup we suggest 720g of water), lift out and dispose of the filter and spent grounds.
  7. Sip. Enjoy!

Brew time: 3-5 Minutes

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