Brew Guides

Chemex Brew Recipe


42g fresh, ground coffee
Kettle and soft, clean water
Chemex and filter paper
Scales & timer


Prep and preheat. Place the Chemex Filter in the brewer with single fold away from the spout and multiple folds lined up against the spout. Rinse the filter with hot water to get a nice even seal all the way around. This preheats the brewer and gets rid of any paper flavour from the filter. Dump the rinse water and fold the filter toward the spout to reinforce this area.

Weigh ground coffee. Add 42g or about 6 Tablespoons of coffee ground to the consistency of table salt. Centre the coffee in your brewer and tare the scale. Saturate grounds. Start the timer when you add the hot water. Pour until all the grounds are saturated or until you reach around 150g. Stir briefly to ensure there are no dry clumps.

Add more water. At 0:45 start the second pour, making sure to reintegrate the coffee and water. Pour with a wiggling motion, then a gentle spiral until the volume reaches about a fingertip down from the top of the rim or 450g of water. Pour over the dark spots and avoid the light ones.

Fill to the top. At 1:45, fill the brewer flush to the top or about 700g of water.

Wait for it to brew. At 4:00, you should be pretty close to volume (about 570ml). Lift the filter. It’s okay to hover for a couple of seconds to make sure you have enough volume. Then pull the filter out completely and let it drain into the sink.

Serve and enjoy. Swirl the Chemex around a little and you’re ready to serve two cups of expertly brewed coffee!

Savour and enjoy!