Chemex Instructions

Chemex coffee is a little fancier, more sophisticated version of a pour over coffee. Both versions use a dripping method and make coffee at the same speed. The main difference between the two is the type of filter and the coarseness of the grind. With some fresh coffee, correct grinds, water at the right temperature and some filters, Bean Commerce can help you make a cup of coffee using the chemex brew method.


Chemex. 8 cup is most popular
  • Chemex paper filter. Thicker filters and have a trifold
  • Gooseneck kettle. Helps making the pour easier
  • Medium coarse ground coffee.
  • Water. Filtered and around 200 degrees.
  • Scale. Optional but helps measure coffee and water to have perfect ratio


  1. Grind coffee. Medium coarse grind. 1 gram of coffee for every 15 grams of water.
  2. Prep filter. Unfold filter and place in chemex
  3. Rinse filter. Pour water onto filter to help seal it to the chemex. It also helps to remove paper taste from filter. Pour water out after rinsing.
  4. Add coffee grounds.
  5. Bloom coffee. Saturate coffee in a circular motion. Make sure you don’t leave any grounds dry. Let coffee bloom for 30-45 seconds.
  6. More water. Slowly pour rest of water in a circular motion.
  7. Drip. Let water drip through the coffee grounds. This can take between 3-4 minutes.
  8. Toss filter when the drip starts to come to an end.
  9. Enjoy! After you tossed your filter, you can start serving your coffee straight from the chemex carafe.
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