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Brewing with a Chemex

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

This is Shaylea’s favorite brew method to use at home so she thought it would be helpful for anyone that may have one lying around that that don't utilize.

What are the advantages of using a Chemex? Chemex filters are very densely woven which slow the flow of coffee, this allows for a more developed flavor. They also hold back a lot of the oils and give you a lighter bodied cup of coffee. You control the water, so with practice you can get a very even extraction.

What do you need?

1 Chemex brewer

1 Chemex filter

Gooseneck kettle

500 g of boiling water



50 grams of medium coarse grind. I use a Ditting set on 7-7.5


1.) Open Chemex filter with 1 ply on one side, and 3 ply on the other and place in brewer

2.)Wet filter with a little bit of water to remove paper taste and to preheat brewer. I also like to swirl it in the brewer before dis