Another one of our favorite slow brew methods is the iconic Chemex. This pour-over method was invented by chemist Dr. Peter Schlumbohm in 1941. The Chemex method produces clean and clear coffee with a light body and clear flavors. It is seen in a diverse range of pop culture entertainment such as James Bond and Friends. The Chemex stands out as the classy coffee brew method with its sleek hourglass design and wooden collar. We recommend the Chemex slow brew method to the coffee lover who loves a simple and classy coffee experience.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 24g of your favorite ground coffee beans (we recommend our Ethiopia or Rwanda)
- Chemex & filter papers
- Your favorite mug
STEP 1: Fill your Kettle with 2-3 cups of filtered water. Bring the water to 195-205°F. While your water heats up, grind 24g of your favorite beans to a medium-coarse grind. Set aside.
Pro tip: Your coffee grinds should have a similar consistency as kosher sea salt.
STEP 2: Place the Chemex Filter in the brewer with single fold away from the spout and multiple folds lined up against the spout.
Pro tip: pre-soak the paper filter to avoid any papery taste in your coffee!
STEP 3: Place your fresh ground coffee in the filter & saturate them with 50g to 60g of water. This process is commonly referred to as the “bloom” and takes approximately 30 seconds.
Pro tip: make sure you have an even bed, this will make it easier for all of the grounds to be evenly saturated and yield and smoother cup of coffee.
STEP 4: After the bloom, there will be two more pours. The first will be to 260g of water & the next will end at 408g of water.
Pro tip: Pour your water in a circular motion, going from the center of the bed to the outside.
STEP 5: Once all of the water has filtered through your grounds, enjoy!
Pro tip: You want your total brew time to usually be between 3 to 4 minutes.