Fancy trying some at-home brewing?
we've put together these brew guides to give you a hand getting started. before you start, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you become the ultimate coffee whizz:
1. be aware of flavour profiles. it’s important to buy a good quality coffee that contains flavours you really enjoy.
2. keep your coffee in an airtight container, stored in a cool, dark place. don’t keep it in the fridge... it will go off quicker!
3. opt for a burr over a blade grinder to help keep a consistent grind, and only grind the amount of coffee you need for your brew.
4. remember, this is just a guide! be confident and experiment with temperature, brew time and grind size, but take care not to alter more than one aspect at a time.
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1.fold your filter paper and place in top of chemex.
2. pre-heat vessel using hot water, and pre-wet filter paper. make sure vessel is completely emptied of water before starting to brew.
*one for the coffee geeks:wetting the filter paper gets rid of any yucky paper tastes that may detract from the flavour of the coffee.
3.place chemex on scales and add 36g of ground coffee.
4.‘zero’ the scales, start the timer and slowly add 60g of 95°c water (around 60 secs off boiling). pour in a circular motion, then leave to bloom for 45 secs.
*one for the coffee geeks:the ‘bloom’ (wetting the coffee grind first) allows you to achieve a more even extraction and final flavour when brewing.
5.after the bloom, zero the scales and add another 600g of 95°c water. pour gently in a circular motion, aiming for the coffee (avoid pouring directly on to the filter paper).
6.once all water is added, gently tap the chemex on the table. if the brew time is longer than 4 mins, the coffee is at risk of over-extracting, so try grinding your beans slightly coarser. if it takes less than 4 mins, try a slightly finer grind!
7.remove filter paper and enjoy!