HOW TO MAKE POUR OVER COFFEE (CHEMEX)
IN THIS GUIDE WE'LL GO OVER HOW TO MAKE COFFEE WITH A CHEMEX
Making coffee with a Chemex is a great way to extract some of the more floral and delicate notes in a coffee. It takes a bit more equipment and prep time to make compared to methods like the french press, but the quality of the brew makes it all worth it in our opinion.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
◦ CHEMEX & FILTER
◦ COFFEE GRINDER
MEASURE & BOIL WATER
Put a kettle on the stovetop or fire up that instant water boiler. This step takes the longest so let's start here.
GRIND THE BEANS
Set your grinder between a fine and medium setting. Grind about 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6oz of water (60 grams / liter of water to be more precise)
WET FILTER & ADD THE GRINDS
Wet the filter with warm water (this rinses and pre-heats the brewer), allow the water to drain, then pour the water out while leaving the filter sealed. Add the grinds.
LET IT BLOOM
Take the water off of the boil and allow it to set for around 30 seconds. Then pour a small amount of water in the Chemex and allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds.
POUR WITH CARE
After allowing the coffee to bloom, pour the water slowly in a rotating pattern, making sure to evenly expose the grinds to the water and not to overfill the Chemex.
ENJOY YOUR CREATION
You're an official coffee alchemist now! Your coffee should taste noticeably less bitter compared to other methods & bring out the natural flavors. Pour & Enjoy!