Maybe You Can Have It All
Chemex can do it all. Want a great single cup? You got it. Brewing a bunch for your brunch? No problem. Need a solid way to make your favorite daily drinker? Piece of cake. Want to brew up a wacky natural, it's all good. We don't play favorites when it comes to brew methods, but Chemex might be our favorite.
Step One: Heat some water.
Step Two: You can probably guess this one by now. Rinse! Rinse with warm water, dump out the water, place the filter at the top, and rinse the filter. This part can be tricky once the filter is in place but just make sure to place the tri-folded toward the pour spout. Gently pour out the remaining water while holding the filter in place.
Step Three: Grind and Dose! Chemex usually requires around 20 to 24 grams per 12 ounce cup of coffee. So around three nice spoonfuls of beans. It tends to run on the courser side of the grind spectrum, about a 6 to a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Grind up the beans on throw them in your filter.
Step Four: Bloom time. Pour your hot water over the coffee so that the ground coffee is entirely covered in water. Let it sit for 30 seconds.
Step Five: Second pour. We usually like to use scales for all this stuff but not everyone has access to accurate, reliable scales. Instead we can use our eyeballs, so for the second pour, pour so that the coffee is raised up to about two-thirds to half-way up the filter. Pour steadily and around the middle not the edges. Let it drain for about 45 seconds.
Step Six: Final Pour! After the water has mostly drained through, pour again. You'll pour to the same spot as before and let sit for another 45 seconds or until all the water has drained through.
Step Seven: Pour your heart out and live your dang life!