The Chemex is a manual pour over method of brewing coffee. It was invented in 1941 by Peter Schlumbohm. The Chemex brews a smooth coffee without imparting any flavours of its own.
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water to coffee ratio 16:1
- Heat water (205 degrees).
- Weigh and grind coffee beans.
- Place filter in Chemex and wet with hot water. Dispose of rinse water.
- Add grinds to filter
- “Bloom” = wet grinds with first pour. Roughly 70-100 g of water. Goal is to wet all grinds.
- Bloom ends around 45 seconds after pour started.
- Continue adding water until final weight is reached, making sure not to over flow filter and making sure to pour evenly around grinds (**don’t pour all water directly into centre or your extraction won’t be even**).
- Once fully drained dispose of the grinds and pour into mugs.