Brewing coffee is an art form that can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. If you're a seasoned pro, I'm sure your morning routine has been perfected over time and there isn't much I could tell you about making a proper cup of joe. However, if you're looking for a quick tip that will take your coffee game to the next level then look no further than Chemex! A staple in any coffee connoisseur's repertoire, this method takes simplicity and elegance to the next level by taking out all unnecessary steps involved with traditional brewing methods such as boiling water or purchasing expensive equipment. With just two pieces of equipment (a Chemex carafe and filter) anyone can brew up some delicious morning fuel!
The recommended way to brew:
- Measure out the water and heat it to around 195° - 205°F. We the Bodum Melior Gooseneck Kettle.
- Insert a Chemex Filter into the Chemex Coffeemaker. Use hot water to rinse the filter to remove any paper taste.
- Measure out the coffee beans. The ratio I use of water to coffee beans is 15:1. Therefore, using 60 grams of coffee beans requires 900 grams of water. This should give you a good base to go off of.
- Grind the beans to be about the coarseness of Kosher salt, which is pretty coarse in comparison to your average table salt.
- Place the coffee grounds in the center of the filter-lined Chemex and gently shake back and forth to settle the grounds.
- Make a divot in the middle of the coffee grounds.
- Place the Chemex on the scale and zero it out.
- Start the timer and pour roughly 100g of hot water in a circular motion covering all of the coffee grounds. You may notice the coffee starting to bloom and release gasses. Allow this process to complete before adding more water, about 1 minute.
- Continue to pour water in a circular pattern starting in the center. Spiral out toward the edge of the Chemex before moving back toward the middle. Avoid pouring on the filter. If the water level nears the rim of the Chemex, pause for a moment to let it drain before continuing.
- Allow the water to drain through the filter. Remove the filter from the Chemex and discard the grounds.