Chemex Brewing Guide

Chemex Coffee Method
  • Coffee: 40g
  • Grind Size: Medium coarse (like sea salt)
  • Water: 600g. 93°C/200°F
  • Total Brew Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yields appx. 2 cups
Start timer right after the initial pour.

Check time when draining is complete.


  1. Wet the filter in the cone of the Chemex with hot water.
  2. Place 40g ground coffee. Tap the side to even out the bed. Zero out the scale.


  1. Pour 80g water to evenly wet all the grounds, then start the timer. Wait 30 seconds for the coffee to de-gas.


  1. Pour 300g of water in a circular motion over the next 30 seconds.
  2. Wait for the water to drain half way (about another 40 seconds), then intermittently pour the rest of the water over the next 90 seconds.


  1. Let drain entirely.

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