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How to:
Chemex

Serves 2:

  • Chemex
  • 30g coffee beans
  • 500ml of fresh filtered water
  • A pouring kettle
  • Filter paper
  • A grinder
  • A paddle
  • Scales

  1. Fill and boil the kettle
  2. Measure our 30g of coffee and grind to medium/fine.
  3. Take the filter and fold it in half. Open it out into a cone shape, with three folds on one side and one on the other. Then place the filter paper into the Chemex with the three folds facing the spout.
  4. Wet the filter paper with hot water to prepare the filter and to remove the taste of paper. Pour out the excess water.
  5. Spoon the freshly ground coffee into the filter and tap it gently to level the grounds.
  6. Saturate the grounds with 60ml of water, being careful not to pour water down the filter edges. You should see the coffee ‘bloom’. Wait 30 seconds.
  7. Continue to slowly spiral pour the remaining 440ml of water over the grounds. Keep the water level in the filter consistent as much possible.
  8. Allow the coffee to finish brewing for 1-2 minutes, then remove the filter and discard the coffee and filter responsibly.
  9. Serve in the Chemex and share it in good company.

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