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Beautiful, functional design and the resulting crystalline cup profile have kept the Chemex ahead of the pack since 1941.

Start Brew Guide
Brew time

4 minutes


40 grams fresh, whole bean coffee

20 liquid ounces fresh, filtered water + additional for rinsing your paper filter

What you'll need

6 Cup Chemex Pot

Paper Chemex Filter

Burr Grinder

Pouring Kettle

Digital Gram Scale


step 1

Unfold the filter and place into the Chemex pot, with the thicker, multi-layered side of the filter against the spout. Rinse the filter with hot water. Leaving the filter in place, discard the water.

step 2

Weigh out 40 grams (about 5 level tablespoons) of whole beans. Grind the beans to a medium-coarse consistency.

step 3

Pour the ground coffee into the filter, giving a gentle shake to settle the grounds. Place the Chemex pot on your scale and tare to ‘0 grams.’

step 4

Allow your water to reach a boil, and then wait 45-60 seconds. Start your timer and pour 60 grams of brewing water into the center of the bed of grounds. Let stand for 45 seconds, allowing the coffee to absorb the water.

step 5

Begin pouring a steady, even stream of hot water over the grounds in a circular motion. Continue slowly pouring until your scale displays ‘630 grams.’ Avoid pouring water directly onto the filter. When all water has dripped through the filter, the volume of coffee should be level with the raised glass button on the side of the Chemex pot.

step 6

Remove and discard the filter and brewed grounds. Drink up!

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