Chemex is a unique pour over brew method with it's own cult following. The gorgeous, beaker-like design is a stand out addition to any brew bar, but brewing coffee with a Chemex does have a bit of a learning curve. The Chemex filter is 20-30% thicker than normal coffee filters, which filters out more fines and coffee oils, resulting in a cleaner cup of coffee, with more nuanced clarity and finer body than normal drip coffee.

What you'll need

  • 25g of freshly roasted whole bean coffee
  • Gooseneck kettle (electric/stove) to boil water
  • Filtered water or mineral water
  • Hand grinder or automatic grinder (with conical or round burrs for best results)
  • Digital Scale
  • Timer
  • Chemex Coffee Brewer
  • Chemex paper filter or metal filter
  • Stirring stick or spoon (optional)
  • Your favorite coffee cup