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chemex

Visually appealing with a timeless design, the chemex has been an iconic brew method since the 1940’s. Its sleek and simple design corresponds to its simple preparation. This method is perfect for bigger batches of coffee that offers a clean, rich cup.

 

recommended Measurements:

  • 40g of coffee (6 tablespoons)

  • 640g water

  • Grind: coarse

Brew time: 4 - 4Β½ minutes

Yields: 20 ounces

What you need:

  • Chemex

  • Chemex filter

  • Grinder

  • Coffee

  • Hot Water

  • Scale

  • Timer

  • Stir stick

 

How to brew:

1.Fold & Rinse

  • Fold filter according to the package

  • Put the filter in the Chemex with the thick side on the spout

  • Rinse the filter with hot water

    • Rinsing the filter gets rid of paper flavour and it also preheats the vessel

  • Discard the water

 2.Measure & Grind

  • Measure out 40g of coffee or roughly 6 tablespoons

  • Grind the coffee to a coarse grind

  • Add the coffee to the filter

  • Gently give the Chemex a shake to flatten out the bed before brewing

  • Place on scale and tare scale to 0

3.Saturate & Stir

  • Start timer and pour hot water over the coffee, just enough to cover it, pouring in circular motions

    • Pouring in circles makes for a more consistent brew and allows water to filter through the coffee and paper evenly

  • Stir the coffee to ensure full saturation

  • Let it bloom for 30 seconds

    • Allowing the coffee to bloom removes excess carbon dioxide resulting in a more even extraction and eliminates unwanted sourness in the coffee

4.Pour Continuously

  • Pour water slowly in a circular motion starting from the centre moving outwards and then spiralling back towards the centre until you reach the weight of 350g

  • Pour over the dark spots and avoid the edges of the filter

  • Let it set for about 45 seconds

  • Continue to pour the remaining water until the weight reaches 640g, using the same circular motion while avoiding the edges of the filter

5. Remove & Enjoy

  • At around the 4:00-4:30 mark, your coffee should be fully brewed. It makes about 20 ounces of coffee

  • Dump out the filter and enjoy your freshly brewed cup of Moja coffee!

 
 

 

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