How to make the perfect Chemex Coffee
You will need:
- Chemex & Chemex filter papers
- scales and a timer
- Boiling water
- Rave coffee.
1. Boil the kettle and rinse the paper filter to remove the papery taste.
2. Discard this water and tare the scales. Weigh in 30 grams of fresh ground coffee. You can select the Cafetière grind, if you don't own a grinder, when buying coffee from us direct online.
3. Zero the scales again and pour in 75 grams of water (equivalent to 500 ml) leave for 30 seconds.
4. Pour in the remainding 425 grams of water in stages to reach 500 grams.
5. When the coffee bed is dry remove the filter and discard.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Chemex?
A cone dripper where the coffee sits in a cone shape filter and water drips through into the glass decanter below.
What kind of coffee works best with Chemex?
A single origin coffee works great in the Chemex. It will highlight the subtle flavours of a particular coffee and will produce a lovely clean flavoured brew.
What grind size should I use for Chemex coffee??
A medium fine grind is great for Chemex. Grind as you would for filter coffee somewhere between Cafetiere and Aeropress.
Whats best a Chemex or Aeropress?
This really depends on how you like your coffee. Aeropress generally is better for the coffee lover on the go, It's a great one cup device and produces a fuller bodied cup than Chemex. Chemex brewing is a little more involved and produces a much cleaner fruitier cup.
What size of Chemex should I buy?
This really depends on how many people you are making your morning cup for. However, let’s assume that you’re making coffee for two. A three-cup machine will probably be too small, especially if both of you are drinking from a larger cup or what a top-up. A ten cup machine is probably overkill unless you are both seriously tired or want to be seriously wired. In our opinion, the six cup machine is probably going to be just right for two people for your daily cup.
Isn’t Chemex just the same as the pour-over method?
Both methods involve pouring coffee over a filter. So, let’s be honest, there are some big similarities. The difference is all about the filter, thicker filters lead, in our opinion to a much tastier brew.