Good coffee take detail, full flavor takes time — and you customize just for you. The Chemex Coffeemaker delivers only the elements essential to rich coffee flavor, so that your personal taste and approach shine through.
Step 1: Pay attention to the grind
Select your favorite JamnBean whole beans you want to enjoy and grind it to medium coarse ground about the consistency of coarse salt. At a starting point we suggest using 30 grams of coffee and 340 grams of water (aprox. 12oz) and adjust grinder to your preferred taste.
Optional Tip: We suggest using a burr grinder because it delivers a more consistent grind, allowing for a more even extraction and fuller bodied cup of coffee. Grind does make a difference!
Step 2: Filter
Open a Chemex Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers, and place it into the top of the Chemex brewer. The thick (three-layer) portion should cover the pouring spout.
Optional Tip: Dampen the filter with warm water to rinse and preheat the brewer. Once the water has drained through the filter completely, pour it out of the brewer while keeping the filter sealed against the coffeemaker wall.
Step 3: Let it bloom
Once you have brought the appropriate amount of water to a boil, remove it from the heat and allow it to stop boiling vigorously.
Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds to wet them, and wait for about 30 seconds for them to “bloom”, releasing the most desirable coffee elements from the grounds.
Optional Tip: Perfect brewing temperature is about 200°F.
Step 4: First pour
After the grounds bloom, slowly pour the brewing water over the grounds while keeping the water level well below the top of the Chemex (quarter inch or more).
Step 5: Brew on
Slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using a circular or back-and-forth motion as you pour to ensure an even soaking of the grounds.
Step 6: Toss the filter
Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter with spent grounds out of the brewer and discard.
Step 7: Enjoy the perfect cup
Pour your freshly made coffee into your favorite mug and indulge in the flavor.