The Chemex brewer is renowned for its elegant design and ability to produce clean, smooth, and flavourful coffee. Need to know how to use a Chemex? In this comprehensive brew guide on how to make Chemex coffee, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of making Chemex coffee, allowing you to enjoy a delightful cup of coffee with distinct clarity and rich aromas.
What You’ll Need:
- Chemex brewer
- Chemex paper filter
- CoffeeHype coffee beans
- Coffee grinder
- Kettle or hot water source
- Stirring utensil
- Coffee mug
Step 1: Prepare Your Equipment
Start by placing the Chemex paper filter into the brewer, ensuring the triple-fold side is facing the spout. Preheat the Chemex and coffee mug by rinsing them with hot water, then discard the water. This step helps maintain a consistent brewing temperature.
Step 2: Grind Your Coffee Beans
Measure out the desired amount of coffee beans based on your preferred coffee-to-water ratio. For Chemex brewing, a medium-coarse grind is recommended. Adjust your coffee grinder accordingly to achieve the desired consistency, similar to coarse sea salt.
Step 3: Add Coffee and Water
Place the ground coffee into the Chemex paper filter. Start your timer and pour a small amount of hot water (around 95°C or 200°F) over the coffee grounds, evenly saturating them. Allow the coffee to bloom for approximately 30 seconds, releasing trapped gases and preparing the coffee for optimal extraction.
Step 4: The Pouring Process
Continue pouring hot water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds, starting from the centre and spiralling outward. Maintain a slow and steady pour, avoiding pouring directly onto the sides of the filter. Ensure all the grounds are fully saturated while maintaining the water level below the top edge of the Chemex.
Step 5: Stir and Steep
Using a stirring utensil, gently stir the coffee and water mixture to ensure even extraction. This step helps enhance the flavour extraction process. Allow the coffee to steep for approximately 3-4 minutes.
Step 6: Remove Filter and Serve
Once the steeping time is complete, carefully lift the Chemex brewer and remove the paper filter, discarding it with the used coffee grounds. Serve the brewed coffee into your coffee mug, allowing the smooth and flavourful coffee to flow.
Tips for a Great Chemex Coffee Experience:
- Use freshly roasted coffee beans and grind them just before brewing for the best aroma and flavor.
- Experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios to find your preferred strength and taste profile.
- Take note of the brewing parameters and make adjustments to achieve your desired taste.
- Use a slow and controlled pouring technique to ensure even extraction.
- Appreciate the clean and bright flavors of Chemex coffee by exploring different coffee origins and roast profiles.
For a wide selection of high-quality coffee beans, visit CoffeeHype’s online shop. We offer a range of freshly roasted beans sourced from around the world, ensuring a delightful brewing experience with every cup.
Now that you know how to make Chemex coffee, savour the refined flavours and smooth characteristics that this brewing method offers. Take your time to perfect your technique and enjoy the art of brewing with Chemex. Happy brewing!