Posted by Cano Coffee Company on Dec 13th 2016

The Chemex is a manual coffee brewing method Invented by the German chemist Peter Schlumbohm in 1941. The drink delivered by this method tastes delicious and it is of a great quality. What’ the secret? The fine paper filter that prevents impurities and oils from being present in your coffee drink. Its hourglass shape offers great aesthetic that has earned several design awards over time.

The Grind

Every coffee brewing method has their own coffee grind need, this is no different for the Chemex; The Chemex technique requires a medium grind in order to really take advantage of its intentions. A fine or coarse grind will completely change the taste of the final drink.

What you need

  • Chemex
  • Chemex Filter
  • Thermometer
  • 12 ounces of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of medium grind coffee

Step by Step Instructions to brew the perfect coffee cup with the Chemex:

Step 1 Boil 12 ounces of water to 92 degrees celcius. Use the thermometer to measure the water temperature.

Step 2 Open the filter and place it inside the Chemex.

Step 3 Rinse the filter with 4 ounces of the boiled water to remove unwanted flavors from the paper and to heat the glass container. (Remove water from the Chemex)

Step 4 Add 2 tablespoons of medium grind coffee into the filter. Note: For a coffee cup with a stronger body add more coffee grounds. Use less coffee grounds for an even lighter body coffee cup.

Step 5 Bloom the coffee by slowly pouring 3 ounces of water and let stand for 30 seconds.

Step 6 Pour the rest of the water to the coffee grounds in a circular form. By doing this you are ensuring to extract all of the flavors from the coffee.

Step 7 Once the coffee drip is minimal, remove the filter and sway the container in a circular motion to homogenize the drink.

Step 8 Pour and Drink Note: To avoid a thermal shock to the coffee preheat the cup prior to pouring the brewed coffee by rinsing the cup with hot water.

Step 9 Enjoy an excellent Cano cup of coffee.