CHEMEX

An iconic brewer with a timeless design invented in 1941, as a matter of fact, is the Chemex is the only coffee brewer to be featured in the Museum of Modern Art.

It uses bonded chemistry lab-grade filters, which pull out most of the solids and lipids (that oily sheen on some cups of coffee) from the final brew. It  brews a clean cup and maintains body and balanced floral notes.

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RECIPE

COFFEE/WATER RATIO

45g coffee to 700g water

 

BREW TIME

About 4:30 minutes

 

GRIND

Medium (8 on a 1 to 10 grinder)

YOU WILL NEED

ISLAND GRIND COFFEE

FILTERS

GRINDER

WATER KETTLE

TIMER

SCALE

SPOON

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring filtered water to a boil.

  2. Rinse the paper filter with hot water and discard rinse water.

  3. Add the ground coffee to the filter.

  4. BLOOM: Add 100 grams of water, then use a spoon and gently fold the bottom of the brew bed onto the top, fully saturating the grounds.

  5. FIRST POUR: At 45 seconds, add 300 grams of water.

  6. SECOND POUR: At 2:30 minutes, add 300 grams, making sure not to fill higher than the level of grounds already established. Then, grab a spoon and gently scrape along the edge of the filter at the top of the brew, being sure not to touch the brew bed.

  7. Your coffee should finish brewing around 4:30 minutes.

  8. Gently swirl the Chemex carafe to ensure you have a well-mixed brew.

  9. Pour into mugs for you and a friend and enjoy!