Chemex Brew Guide by Pour Vida Coffee Roasters
Here at Pour Vida, we absolutely love the Chemex. It’s one of those timeless inventions that provides a simple solution to brewing coffee. The Chemex Coffeemaker has a very distinct shape. It is a manual, pour-over style glass-container coffeemaker that was invented by Peter Schlumbohm in 1941, and continues to be manufactured by the Chemex Corporation in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
What you need:
42g ( 6 Tablespoons) of Pour Vida House Roast coffee
1 Chemex Filter
Hot water (205°F)
(Jennings CJ4000 4000g x 0.5g Digital Scale seen above)
(Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill seen above)
Steps to Brew with the Chemex Coffee Maker
- Set your kettle to boil
- Preheat the brewer (otherwise it will pull the temperature out of the coffee while it’s brewing)
- Prepare the filter: you’ll notice the filter has multiple folds and a single fold. The multiple folds need to be going towards the spout.
- Pour hot water over the paper filter evenly around the edge to form a seal. Just enough for about an inch at the bottom of the Chemex. Discard the water and place the Chemex back on the heat.
- Pour in your coffee. The grind is about that of a table salt, not too course but not too fine.
- Zero out your scale
- Start your timer. Now begin to pour water from the kettle, about 150g of water
- Saturate grounds, stop pouring
- Stir out any dry clumps throughout the brew
- Wait around the 45 second mark to start your second pour
- Pour more hot water from your kettle to just about 1/2 inch above the rim.
- Wait another 45 seconds and fill to the top of the brewer in a spiral motion until you reach around 700g of water
- Now we wait! brew for about 4 minutes
- Remove the filter and place in your sink
- Now you have around two cups of Chemex coffee to enjoy