Brew Exceptional Coffee at Home: 3-Cup Chemex Edition

REQUISITE EQUIPMENT

  • Chemex
  • Chemex Paper Filters 
  • Scale 
  • Timer 
  • Goose-Neck Kettle
  • Spoon (optional)
  • Coffee (Recommended Single-Origin Peru)

 

Brew at Home: 3-Cup Chemex
Illustrations by Courtney

BREW TIME

  • 4 to 5 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bloom; pour to 50g, wait 30 sec.
  • At 0:30, pour to 200g.
  • At 1:10, pour to 275g.
  • At 1:50, pour to 350g.
  • At 2:25, pour to 400g.
  • At 2:50, pour to 450g.
  • At 3:00, pour to 500g.

PERKS OF THE 3-CUP CHEMEX:

  • Great for a rich, full-bodied cup
  • Good size
  • Quick

A WORD FROM COURTNEY

What I like about the Chemex is that it makes a cup of coffee with a rich and full body. It’s similar to Drip coffee, but this method requires a bit more attention. Coffee should be ground more coarse than Drip but not as coarse as a french press. I will admit that this method intimidates me a little bit but once you get the hang of it and it’s design, it’s a pretty fun brewing method to share with others. I like our single-origin Peru with this method because I think it captures its creamy body and citrus notes well and accenting the right amount of acidity.