CHEMEX
CHEMEX ON SCALE WITH MUG, KETTLE, AND COFFEE

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CHEMEX ON SCALE WITH MUG, KETTLE, AND COFFEE

1.

PLACE CHEMEX ON TOP OF SCALE.

FILL KETTLE WITH ENOUGH FILTERED WATER TO BREW AND RINSE PAPER FILTER.
BRING WATER TO APPROXIMATELY 205˚ F (OR JUST OFF BOIL).
CHEMEX FILTER IN CHEMEX

2.

OPEN THE CHEMEX FILTER SO THAT IT IS SEPARATED WITH 3 LAYERS TO ONE SIDE AND 1 LAYER TO THE OTHER SIDE.
INSERT THE FILTER INTO THE DRIPPER WITH THE 3 LAYERS AGAINST THE CHEMEX POUR SPOUT.
PRE-WETTING CHEMEX FILTER

3.

USE PLENTY OF WATER TO PRE-WET AND FULLY SATURATE THE PAPER FILTER TO REMOVE ANY PAPER TASTE. DISCARD RINSE WATER.
COFFEE GROUND TO MEDIUM COARSENESS

4.

WEIGH OUT 40 GRAMS OF FRESHLY ROASTED WHOLE BEAN COFFEE AND GRIND TO MEDIUM COARSENESS SIMILAR TO KOSHER SALT.
GRIND AS CLOSE TO BREWING AS POSSIBLE.
COFFEE GROUNDS POURING INTO CHEMEX

5.

ADD GROUND COFFEE TO THE FILTER.
POURING WATER ON TO COFFEE GROUNDS IN CHEMEX

6.

TAP GENTLY TO ENSURE THAT THE GROUNDS ARE SITTING FLAT IN THE FILTER.

TARE SCALE TO ZERO.
POURING WATER ON TO COFFEE GROUNDS IN CHEMEX

7.

NOW FOR THE BREWING!
FIRST “BLOOM” THE COFFEE. START THE TIMER AND POUR 80 GRAMS OF WATER IN A CIRCULAR MOTION WITH THE KETTLE. BE SURE TO WET ALL THE COFFEE GROUNDS.
SATURATED COFFEE GROUNDS IN CHEMEX

8.

ALLOW THE COFFEE TO BLOOM FOR 30 TO 45 SECONDS, DEPENDING ON FRESHNESS.
POURING WATER ON TO COFFEE GROUNDS IN CHEMEX

9.

AFTER ALLOWING TO BLOOM, POUR AN ADDITIONAL 200 GRAMS OF WATER WITH A SLOW, CIRCULAR MOTION. AVOID POURING DOWN THE SIDES OF THE FILTER.
PAUSE FOR 5 SECONDS TO ALLOW WATER TO DRAIN SLIGHTLY.
CHEMEX BREWING

10.

ADD AN ADDITIONAL 200 GRAMS OF WATER.
PAUSE 5 SECONDS.
ADD A FINAL 200 GRAMS OF WATER.
CHEMEX BREWING

11.

AFTER 680 GRAMS OF WATER IS POURED, ALLOW THE COFFEE TO FULLY DRAIN INTO THE CHEMEX. THIS ENTIRE PROCESS SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY
4-4:30 MINUTES.
POURING COFFEE FROM CHEMEX INTO MUG

12.

REMOVE FILTER AND GROUNDS FROM CHEMEX, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO GET ANY GROUNDS IN BREWED COFFEE.

DRINK AND ENJOY!

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