How to Make Chemex Coffee
  1. Grind your coffee beans until you get a consistency like sea salt.
  2. Place your pot or water kettle on a gas burner and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Add your filter to the Chemex and pour the hot water all around the filter to adhere (yes I know there is a spelling error in the video for that word, whoops) it to the Chemex and wash out the papery taste. Carefully lift the filter from the spout side of the Chemex and discard the water and stick the filter back.
  3. Add your coffee beans to the you filter lined Chemex and bring your water back to a boil or until it reaches about 200-205 degrees fahrenheit (about 35 seconds off the boil).
  4. Pour the hot water over the beans but only just enough to saturate the beans and no more. Let it bloom for about 30 seconds.
  5. Stir the bloom then pour the hot water over the beans in little circles until it reaches just below the rim of the top of your Chemex. Repeat but this time also pouring down the sides where any coffee grounds have stuck onto the sides until the coffee reaches the protruding button at the base of the Chemex. Remove and discard the filter. Pour and enjoy.
Recipe by Slim Palate at