Pour over coffee with Chemex | A Beginner Review

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I’ve decided to switch things up a bit with my coffee routine and integrate a pour over coffee system. Today I’m unboxing and giving my initial impressions of the Chemex coffee set up. This is a beginner’s perspective on how to do pour over coffee.

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Pour over Coffee Ratios:

Coffee Beans: 4 TBSP
Grind to Kosher Salt consistency
Water: 18 ounces at ~200 degrees Fahrenheit
Brew time 3-4 minutes

Pressed Coffee Ratios:

Coffee Beans: 8 TBSP
Grind to rock salt consistency
Water: 32 ounces at ~200 degrees Fahrenheit
Brew time: 4 minutes

Crease edges of paper filter in opposite directions to ensure fit then place filter in dripper

Rinse paper filter (to avoid paper taste) and discard water used for rinsing

Place dripper on top of carafe

Weigh and grind coffee (grind to roughly the size of granulated table salt)

Add ground coffee to filter; make sure the coffee bed is level

Add water to “bloom” grounds

Start timer and gently saturate grounds with hot water, pouring in a circular motion in the center of the coffee bed and allowing the coffee to “bloom” or de-gas. Add only enough water to saturate the grounds; stop before coffee starts to flow from bottom of filter.

Wait 30–45 seconds

Slowly pour remaining water
Keep the liquid level in the dripper between ½ and ¾ full. Avoid pouring along the edges of the coffee bed. Control brewing time and liquid level by slowing or speeding up the pour as needed;

total brew time should be 3–4 minutes.

Thanks to Counter Culture Coffee for the above steps/information: https://counterculturecoffee.com/learn/brewing-guides/pour-over

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