If you're a coffee lover, then you know that there's nothing quite like a freshly brewed cup of joe in the morning. There are tons of different ways to make coffee, but if you're looking for the perfect cup, then you need to try brewing with a Chemex. Keep reading to learn how to make the best cup of coffee with a Chemex.
What is a Chemex?
A Chemex is a type of coffee maker that was invented in 1941 by German chemist Peter Schlumbohm. It's made out of glass and has a conical shape with a long neck. The Chemex coffee maker is unique because it uses gravity to brew coffee instead of pressure, which results in a cleaner cup of coffee.
How to Make Coffee with a Chemex
Now that you know what a Chemex is, it's time to learn how to use one. Brewing coffee with a Chemex is pretty simple, but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind in order to make the perfect cup. First, you'll need to preheat your chemex and filter by rinsing it out with hot water. This will help ensure that your coffee doesn't get diluted when it comes into contact with the cold glass. Next, you'll need to grind your coffee beans. It's important to use freshly ground beans because they'll be more flavorful and fragrant. We recommend using a ratio of 16:1 for your water and ground coffee. We typically use 20 grams of ground coffee to 320 grams of water.
Once you've ground your beans, it's time to start brewing! Place your ground coffee into the filter and slowly pour hot water over it, making sure to evenly wet all of the grounds; this is called blooming as it releases the gas from the coffee. We typically use between one third to one fourth of the total water volume for the blooming of the coffee and let it sit for 30 - 35 seconds. From there, you should steadily and slowly pour just enough water so that the grounds are fully saturated but not swimming in water until the total water weight has been hit. The ideal brewing time is between 3-4 minutes. And that's it! You've now made the perfect cup of coffee using a Chemex.
Brewing coffee with a chemex is simple and results in a delicious cup of joe. Just remember to preheat your chemex, use freshly ground beans, and evenly saturate the grounds with hot water. Follow these steps and you'll be enjoying the perfect cup of coffee in no time!