Chemex Brewing is definitely a favorite brewing technique for us at Torch. It was designed by a German chemist who took the taste of coffee as serious as science, crafting a simple yet elegant beaker that brews a delicious cup of coffee.Unlike other brewing apparatuses (...aparati?), the fats and bitter tastes from the beans are left behind in the filter and not in your cup. It may take a little longer and require a bit more attention than that old CoffeeMate you’ve had since college, but you and everyone who gets a cup, will appreciate it.
Here are 10 steps to make it just right.
1. Boil water to 195-205 deg.
2. Weigh out 45 grams of coffee
3. Place KONE Re-usable filter
4. Grind coffee to medium coarseness (Just a little more coarse than table salt)
5. Pour out water from Chemex while holding filter in place. (Use the bottom of the Chemex to pour instead of the top) and then place Chemex on scale
6. Add grounds to Chemex (I usually weigh my coffee again, as sometimes the beans are
lost in the grinder)
7. Bloom coffee with about 80-90g of water for 30 seconds (New to blooming? This article is a good crash course)
8. Add another 200 grams of water over a 30 second period of time (wait another 30 seconds for water to flow through coffee). Do this three times.
9. Remove and discard filter with grounds
10.Swirl coffee in Chemex to ensure everything mixed well.
Then, pour your family, friends, and yourself a delicious cup of Chemex coffee.