The Coffee Tasting Club’s range of expertly roasted speciality coffee for Chemex offers you superb quality in a variety of options. The Chemex calls for a medium to coarse grind, so make your choice accordingly; or you can choose whole bean and grind freshly yourself. Explore our range below and find the best Chemex coffee for you. Remember, with a great range of coffee for your Chemex available, it’s good to experiment and find which is your favourite. We’ve selected only the finest of coffee options for your Chemex, sourced directly from our favourite UK roasters. So, you can rest assured knowing that the delicious taste and aromas that you want from your coffee can be found throughout our entire range.
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Chemex Coffee Making
The Chemex is a great machine for people who want to brew clean, refined and well-rounded coffee while ensuring that they retain the distinctive aromas and rich, delicious taste. The standard-sized Chemex brewer makes six cups of coffee, or two average-sized mugs, and takes less than four minutes to complete your brew, from bean to cup.
To ensure you get the best taste, grind your beans using a burr coffee grinder before you brew them. This will stop the coffee from oxidizing and losing its flavour. Boil enough water to make the amount of coffee you are aiming for, and place the filter into the brewing jug, with the multi-layered side pointing towards the spout of the jug. You don’t need to re-boil the water after doing this as ideally the water should have been off the boil, cooling, for 30 seconds or slightly longer by this point.
Pour the hot water slowly around the coffee filter so that the inside of the paper is damp, then pour out that water, carefully, keeping the filter in place. Dampening the filter paper like this will ensure that your coffee does not develop a “papery” flavour.
Add your grounds (around 20g per mug is a good rule of thumb) to the filter, and shake the paper gently so that they settle. Then, pour a little water over the grounds so that they’re wet, and let the water soak into the coffee. The coffee grounds should “bloom”, producing some lovely aromas and releasing any trapped gasses. After 45 seconds, start pouring the rest of the water into your grounds, slowly and at a steady pace. You should pause only if the water level reaches the top of the filter. The pouring process should take no more than four minutes – if it takes longer, use a coarser setting next time you grind your beans.
All of your Chemex questions answered
If you’re new to using a Chemex, or simply have a few questions about how to make the most of your brewing experience, then we can help you. We’ve provided answers to the most frequently asked Chemex questions. So, if you’ve been wondering which filter is best, the best cleaning method, or even how to pronounce Chemex correctly, then check out our Chemex FAQs article and find out.
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