Brew Guide: Chemex

Tools you will need

  • Chemex
  • Chemex Filter Paper
  • Pouring Kettle
  • Digital Scale
  • Timer
  • Stirring Utensil


  •  40g of coarsely ground filter coffee
  • 500ml of Water 



Brew Time

  • 4 1/2 – 5 Minutes

Step 1

Assemble your brewing equipment by placing a cone filter inside the Chemex.

Step 2

Rinse your filter with freshly boiled water (this step eliminates any paper residue and also heats the brewing equipment to minimise heat loss during brewing).

Discard your water via the spout and by removing the filter paper temporarily 


Step 3

Add 40g of freshly ground coffee to the filter and gently shake it to create a flat bed then tare your scale.

Step 4

Start the timer and pour 120ml of water to wet the whole bed of coffee and allow to “bloom”, which releases the gasses, for 30 seconds. As the coffee blooms stir the coffee to saturate all the grounds and ensure there are no dry spots in the bed.

Step 5

After 30 seconds slowly pour all remaining water in a spiral pattern. Once all water is in, stir a number of times for 5 seconds.

Step 6

After 4 – 5 min, the coffee should have finished dripping and you can discard the filter paper and coffee grounds.

Step 7

Serve and enjoy your brew!