My most recent visit home consisted of snow, walks down lanes, family, mountains, and coffee. We spent our weekend driving out to a family friend’s beautiful mountain home just outside of the town limits and I couldn’t help but make coffee and pull out my camera.
Coffee. Everyone loves it. Everyone needs it. And even if they don’t need it, they want it, even if its a secret desire. The Chemex brew method is unlike any other in the realm of crafted home coffee. In my opinion, it creates the smoothest, most pure tasting cup.
There are several amazing methods out there, the very popular V60 for one, but honestly, Chemex has made it to the top of my favorite methods and rightfully so. Make sure to check out the recipe below for further instructions. Being an avid coffee lover, I thought, why not make a post about a Chemex brew method recipe?
So here you go- a complete post about the art of making the perfect cup. I hope you enjoy it! More on the how to’s of this post up yet this week where I’ll dive into the art of capturing something as simple as making a cup of coffee and utilizing it for a full post.
If you don’t have a Chemex, you can get one here and trust me, it’ll be a worth while investment. Also, below I’ve included a few personal recommendations for some of the best roasters out there. When crafting the perfect cup, it certainly comes down to not only the freshness of your coffee, but the quality of roast.
These roasters are definitely worth a try if you haven’t already had the pleasure of using their beans for your daily ritual. They’re all available locally here in the Portland area but are also available for order online and can ship anywhere.
Big thanks to Calvin of Calvin Makes for modeling for me in this post! He did such a fantastic job- we had way to much fun together.
chemex brew method
Serves 2 cups
Chemex (standard 40 oz. size)
42 grams or 6T. Freshly roasted coffee beans
Preferred coffee roasters:
Grind coffee beans till coarse, similar to kosher salt size. Start your water on high heat to reach a boil. Fill 2 mugs with hot water to prep for serving.
Place the filter inside the chemex, lining up the folds with the spout. Rinse out with hot water to prep the filter, ridding of any potential paper flavor.
Discard the rinse water and add ground coffee to filter.
With hot water at about 205 degrees or approximately 30 seconds off boil, slowly drip water, adding just enough to saturate the grounds. Wait and allow to bloom for 30 seconds.
Continue to slowly pour the hot water immediately after the 30 second mark, almost in a drip like fashion in circular motion over the grounds.
Continue this pouring method as it drips through, until the brewed coffee reaches the glass button on the Chemex.
Remove filter and discard.
Pour and enjoy your coffee– life is good.