Hone your Chemex Skills | Chattanooga Coffee Box

Chemex has been around for more than 70 years! Its design is so noteworthy that it is featured in The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Chemex filters are 20-30% thicker than regular coffee filters which filter out bitterness, oils, and grounds. That means you get a super clean and clear cup of coffee


The side with three layers is what you'll put against the pour spout on the Chemex that will help aid in easily discarding the water after rinsing the filter.

For grind size, medium to medium-coarse. It should resemble the texture of sea salt.


We recommend for beginners and anyone with a tight budget the Cuisinart Burr Grinder. It usually sells for around $60.

For the amount of coffee, one should use, we recommend a 15:1 ratio. We weigh out 22.7 grams of coffee, give it a medium-coarse grind, and then pour roughly 30-35 grams of 205-degree water to start the bloom. After 30-45 seconds, we pulse pour until we reach 327 grams total on the scale.


The goal is to pour without disturbing the grounds as much as possible and then at the last pour, give the Chemex a swirl to soak all remaining grounds.

What do you think? Share with us your Chemex brewing style!

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