How to Brew Iced Chemex

The Chemex, a coffee lovers go-to brewer. It’s design is simple and unassuming. Easy to use and easy to clean up, this brewing method makes an exceptional and very approachable cup of coffee.

Brew Time

3-4 min

Difficulty

Easy

Let’s Get Started…

Step 1: Weigh

Weigh your favorite coffee in grams. For a Chemex we recommend a 1:16 ratio.

Step 2: Grind

Grind coffee to resemble table salt, or medium-fine.

Step 3: Boil

Boil water (roughly 200°F).

Step 4: Rinse

Wet your paper filter with hot water to rinse it before brewing. It removes the papery taste of the filter, and preheats your Chemex! Discard the water from the cup or vessel.

Step 5: Add

Remove the filter. Place your Chemex on the scale and zero (tare) it out. Add 175 grams of ice to the Chemex. Place the filter back in the Chemex and add premeasured coffee.

Step 6: Pour

Time to pour! Zero the scale again. Start by wetting the coffee enough to make sure that all of it is saturated. Allow 30 seconds for the bloom, then pour in the rest of your water. Try to keep the height of the water and coffee consistent in the filter, pouring in pulses to keep it at the same level.

Step 7: Enjoy!

From bloom to finish, the whole brew should take a little over 3 minutes. Enjoy!

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