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How Do You Brew a Chemex?

10 July 2020

What you’ll need to brew your Chemex:

  • Chemex and suitable filter paper
  • Gooseneck kettle
  • 93 to 95 degree water
  • Scales
  • 25g of your favourite Iron & Fire Coffee – Medium grind (cracked black pepper)

 

Step 1: Insert your Chemex filter paper. It should have 4 leaves to it, separate it up so you have 3 leaves on one side and 1 on the other. The side with 3 leaves, ensure that this is facing the spout of the Chemex, this will help prevent any tearing throughout the process. 

Step 2: Pre wet your filter paper with hot water to remove any tastes from the paper and also helps pre-heat the Chemex. Pour away this water

Step 3: Grind up 25g of your favourite Iron&Fire coffee to a medium grind, that should resemble crack black pepper. Ensure that the coffee bed is even within your filter paper.

Step 4: Tare off your scales and start your timer. Pour on 50g of your water in a circular motion, and allow your coffee to bloom for 30 seconds.

Step 5: Next pour on 120g of water, in small circular motions. Avoiding the edge of the filter paper.

Step 6: At 1 minute, pour another 120g of water, in small circular motions. Avoiding the edge of the filter paper.

Step 7: At 1 minute 30, a final pour of 110g of water in small circular motions. Avoiding the edge of the filter paper. Which should give you a total of 400g of brewed coffee, with a total brew time of 4 minutes.

If your chemex brews too quickly, try grinding a little finer. If it brews too slowly, the grind a littler coarser next time.

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