Chemex Brew Guide

What You Need:

  • Chemex Coffee Maker
  • Chemex Bonded Filters
  • Coarsely Ground Coffee Beans
  • Good quality water (Filtered)
  • Coffee to Water Ratio 1:15

Example: 30g coffee to 450ml water


Step 1: Prepare Your Equipment

  • Unfold the Chemex Bonded Filter and place it in the Chemex with the triple-fold portion facing the spout.

Step 2: Rinse the Filter

  • Pour hot water over the filter to wet it and preheat the Chemex. Discard the rinse water.

Step 3: Add Coffee

  • Add coarsely ground coffee to the Chemex. Give it a gentle shake to level the coffee bed.

Step 4: The Bloom

  • Start the brewing process by pouring a small amount of hot water over the coffee grounds, ensuring they're evenly saturated. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds.

Step 5: Continue Pouring

  • Slowly pour the rest of the hot water in a circular motion over the coffee grounds. Maintain a steady pour, ensuring all the coffee is saturated evenly.

Step 6: Brewing Time

  • Allow the coffee to drip through the filter, adjusting your pouring rate to achieve a total brew time of around 4 minutes.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

  • Once the dripping stops, carefully remove the filter, and your Chemex is ready to serve. Pour into your favourite mug and savour the flavours.

Optional Steps:

  • Experiment with pouring techniques. Some prefer a continuous pour, while others swear by the pulse pouring method.
  • Adjust the grind size and coffee-to-water ratio to suit your taste preferences.


  • Use fresh, quality coffee beans and grind just before brewing for the best flavour.
  • Always experiment with your coffee to water ratio
  • Maintain water temperature between 90-96Β°C
  • Clean your Chemex after each use to ensure the purity of flavours.

Sip and Savor! Whether you enjoy your Chemex-brewed coffee black or with a splash of milk, this method allows you to appreciate the nuanced flavours in each cup. Happy brewing!