The Chemex is an elegant glass coffee vessel resembling an hourglass. Its design celebrates clean cup characteristics, highlighting brightness and nuance and mild in body. It is a forgiving and very user-friendly brew method.

    Brew Recipe

    Brew water


    Water Temperature


    Coffee Dose


    Brew Time


    For the perfect brew, we recommend...

    • Glass Hourglass Vessell: The Chemex is an elegant glass coffee vessel with a wooden collar. This brew method results in clean cup characteristics.
    • Paper filters: Designed for the Chemex
    • Pouring kettle: these Bonded filters provides perfect consistency when brewing your pour over coffee.
    • Scales: The ribbed handle provides the control and the classic curved spout adds precision when pouring.

    Let's get into the recipe!

    1. Heat water to 94˚C.
    2. Unfold filter paper and place the three-layered side of filter paper in line with the spout of brewer (this ensures that coffee and water don’t collapse and press into the spout, affecting extraction and pouring).
    3. Pour hot water around filter paper soaking it thoroughly then tip the water out (pre-warms the brewer and ensures no leaching of ‘paper flavour’ into your cup), then weigh brewer and tare scales.
    4. Grind 30g of filter roast coffee to a medium/course consistency (resembling coarse sand).
    5. Scoop ground coffee into filter paper, gently shaking the brewer to even out the grounds.
    6. Tare the scales with the paper and coffee.
    7. Pour 60ml of water gently onto the grounds in a circular motion towards the outside of the filter paper and then gently stir wet coffee granules ensuring entire dose is saturated. This stage produces the coffee’s distinct aroma and is known as the ‘bloom’ (gasses bubble to the surface and coffee grinds ‘grow’ as water saturates them). After 30 seconds from the initial pour proceed to the next stage.
    8. Over the next 60 seconds gently and consistently pour in a circular motion the remaining 340ml of water over the coffee grinds.
    9. An ideal brew time is typically 4 minutes.
    10. Compost the filter paper and coffee grinds. Swish coffee around in Chemex brewer and pour (take note of the colour of the brew).
    11. Create different experiences with your Chemex by varying coffee dose, grind consistency, water temperature and pouring method.

    The perfect coffee

    The caramelised sweetness and fruit flavours in this clean South American coffee feature beautifully when brewed in a Chemex Pour Over.

    Colombia Single Origin - front
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    Caramelised sugar, peaches and raisin. Medium body & acidity.



    December 13, 2023 — Sean McGowan