Craft a balanced coffee blend with Chemex

Nov 25, 2022

In the community of coffee lovers, the iconic Chemex coffee maker stands as a timeless testament to both, form and function. With its distinctive hourglass figure and a heat-resistant wooden hold, it's not just a brewer; it's a piece of art. The brilliance and balance it brings to your cup, silky smooth and delicately nuanced at the same time, make it an essential gadget in every coffee lover's repertoire.

Get started today to brew a good cup of balanced coffee.

Here’s all that you need:

  • 18 grams of coarse coffee
  • 230 ml water
  • A Chemex Carafe
  • A Chemex filter
  • A kettle

Follow the instructions carefully:

  • Start with preparing the coffee:
  • Weigh out 18 grams of coffee and grind it to a coarseness resembling sea salt. To start, use 230 ml of water, and adjust the amount of water according to your taste.

  • Now prepare the filter:
  • Unfold your filter, and place it in the Chemex, ensuring the triple-fold portion faces the pour spout. Wet the filter, warm the vessel with hot water, and discard through the pour spout.

  • It’s time to ground your coffee:
  • Pour your ground coffee into the filter, giving it a gentle shake for an even spread.

  • First pour (Bloom Pour):
  • There are a total of 4 pours in Chemex brewing. The first pour is the Bloom Pour. Gently pour 60 ml of water into your grounds, starting from the center and spiraling outward. You’ll notice that adding this amount of water causes the coffee to expand, or “bloom.” Allow the coffee to bloom for 45 seconds, ensuring even saturation.

  • Second pour:
  • Pour water in a circular pattern, using about 100 ml of water. Spiral out toward the edge and back toward the middle.

  • Pour three and four:
  • Repeat the same pour pattern as in Step 5, and add the remaining water in two halves, repeating the pour pattern, both times. Allow the water to percolate through the grounds until the slurry drops 1 inch from the bottom of the filter before beginning the next pour.

  • Final touch:
  • Allow the water to drip through entirely. Lightly stir for even filtration. The entire brew method should take around 4 minutes.

    Voila! Four rounds of pour-over, and your coffee masterpiece is ready. Pour it into your serving mugs and relish the drip of nuanced, flavorful coffee – a true symphony in every sip!