The pour over (Chemex Method) is a simple process where you can end up with a solid cup of coffee your first try.
What you’ll need for this method:
– Fresh roasted coffee beans
– Filtered water
– A coffee bean grinder
– A Chemex
– Cone oxygen-bleached filters
– A gooseneck kettle, which will allow you more control and accuracy while pouring
– An digital, instant read thermometer
– A gram scale
– A timer
Fill your kettle with approximately 700 grams (about 3 cups) of water. You’ll be using a portion of it to rinse the filter, and part of the water will be absorbed by and remain in the filter and coffee grounds at the end of the process, so you’ll need the extra. Start to boil your water.
Open the filter and place it inside the Chemex with the three-walled side of the filter centered over the pouring groove in the Chemex.
Once the water is boiling, rinse the filter. Peel back part the wet filter and empty the water. Measure 30 grams of beans then grind. Add the grounds to the filter and make level. Set the Chemex on top of the scale.
Prebrew. With the water at 200° add just a small portion of the water to the grounds. You want to add as little as possible while fully saturating the grounds.
Start the timer and allow the prebrew about 45 seconds, then gently begin to add water in small circles, in the middle of the grounds, being sure to keep the flow of water away from the sides. As the water level begins to rise wait for a few seconds until it drains back to the original level of the prebrew. Continue doing this, slowly adding water, while maintaining the same approximate level, until the scale tips 400g, which should take place at about 3:00 on your timer. Just before the last of the water disappears into the grounds, remove and discard the
filter (around 3:30).
Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!