Pro tips for chemex

A recipe for lovers and for double-dosers.

 
 
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Step 1

Start by boiling water. Gather your filter from the fridge and all other equipment. If this is the first time you're using this filter, remember to boil it for 5 minutes to shrink and prep fibers.

 
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Step 2

While you wait for the water to boil, grind 45 grams of coffee. The grind should be slightly coarser than table salt. Set filter in dripper and pour a small amount of boiling water through to heat. Wait for water to drain. Dispose water and add coffee grounds.

 
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Step 3

Preinfuse – add 60 g of water to your bed of coffee and watch it grow, bloom and pop.

 
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Step 4

After 50 seconds, slowly pour in concentric circles until you reach 300 g. You've created your high waterline.

 
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Step 5

Wait for waterline to drop about 1/2 inch, then again pour in concentric circles adding about 100 grams of water at a time until you reach 650 grams. At 650, you're done pouring!

 

Step 6

Wait for bed to dry around 4:15-4:45. Remove filter from dripper and serve. If your brew time is under the suggested time range, use a finer grind next time. If your brew time is over the suggested time range, use a coarser grind. 

 
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Step 7

Enjoy this brew for two (or for one who drinks enough for two)!


 

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This Ebb Brew Guide was developed by Bay Area barista, Allie Cope, and photographed by Ghostfotographics. Learn More >


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