Chemex | Brew Guide

Classic and Elegant; the Chemex is a timeless brewer that is ideal for those times when one cup just won’t cut it. Chemex filters are designed to reduce a coffee's oil content, leading to a lighter bodied cup with crisp acidity and little to no bitterness.



  1. Fill your kettle with 1 liter of water and heat to ≈ 205°F
  2. Weigh 45 grams of coffee and grind at a coarse setting
  3. Position the Chemex and filter on the scale
  4. Rinse the filter thoroughly and discard excess water
  5. Add your ground coffee to the brewer, shake to level, and zero out the scale 


  1. Start the timer, pour 100 grams of water over the coffee; begin in the middle, and pour outward in concentric circles

  2. At 1:00, pour until the scale reads 300 grams
  3. At 2:00, pour until the scale reads 500 grams
  4. At 3:00, pour until the scale reads 700 grams
  5. Stir gently to level the brew bed
  6. Allow remaining liquid to pass through the brewer
  7. Remove the filter, and serve


  • Brew Ratio - 45g coffee : 700g water
  • Grind Size - Coarse
  • Temperature - 205°F
  • Brew Time - 4.5-5.5 minutes


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