The Chemex is perhaps the most elegant pour-over home brewing system. Striking with a wood collar, the Chemex is an all-in-one system that functions as a pour-over (using a paper filter) but also offers a beautiful server that the coffee feeds directly into. It’s also large enough to produce coffee for up to 4 people, which means that unlike a lot of other single-serving methods you’ll only have to do it once, unless everyone wants a second cup, which somehow always seems to happen.

Coffee: 42g     
Water: 700g    
Grind: Med. Coarse    
Total Brew Time: 4:00

Requirements: Chemex, filter, kettle, coffee, grinder, scale, timer

Brew Key: As with all paper filters, if your coffee doesn’t drain fast enough, switch to a coarser setting

Note: We prefer a 17:1 coffee to water ratio with a 28 grind setting on an Encore grinder

  • Heat 700 grams of filtered water to 195-205 degrees
  • Insert filter with triple-folded filter side toward the spout
  • Saturate filter with hot water and drain
  • Add 42 grams of freshly ground coffee
  • Pour 100 grams of hot water, let bloom for 30 seconds
  • Pour remaining 600 grams in gentle circular motion
  • Be careful not to overfill
  • Remove filter at 4:00