Chemex Coffee Brewing with Nobletree
The Chemex Brewer is a simple, elegant way to make a great cup of coffee. The glass carafe and cone-shaped filter allow coffee to be brewed slowly and at the correct temperature, resulting in a rich, smooth cup of coffee. The Chemex Brewer is also easy to clean, making it an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy a delicious cup of Nobletree coffee without the hassle of dealing with messy equipment.
Why Choose a Chemex Brewer?
Brewing coffee with a Chemex brewer is a unique experience that yields an excellent cup of coffee. The Chemex brewer produces a clean, smooth cup of coffee with delicate flavors that are easy to enjoy. Several pour-over brewing methods can be used to brew coffee, but the Chemex brewer produces a cup of coffee that is unique and superior in flavor. It is perfect for our Espresso and Dark Roasts coffees.
When brewing coffee with a Chemex brewer, the coffee grounds are placed in a filter that is fitted into the top of the brewer. Hot water is then slowly poured over the coffee grounds, allowing them to extract into the brew evenly. The result is a cup of coffee that is clean and clear, with few of the bitter flavors that can sometimes be present in coffee brewed with other methods.
The Chemex brewing method is slow and deliberate, but it is worth the effort for the delicious cup of coffee that it produces. The Chemex brewer is also able to retain more of the coffee’s natural oils, which results in a cup of coffee that is richer and more flavorful. When paired with a light-medium or medium specialty Nobletree Roast, the flavors you’ve come to know and love are elevated, creating a unique coffee experience.
How to brew coffee with a Chemex
Use a brew ratio of one part ground Nobletree Defiance Coffee to 16 or 17 parts water to start. Using this ratio, an 8-cup Chemex brewer is ideally suited to a recipe of 45 grams of ground coffee to 720 grams of brew water:
- Place the Chemex brewer on a scale.
- Place Chemex filter in place with the three-sided portion of the filter placed over the pouring spout.
- Rinse the filter with hot water, and discard the water.
- Place 45g of medium-to-coarse ground coffee (~6 scoops) in the bottom of the filter and tare the scale.
- Begin to pour a small amount of water onto the coffee bed, about two to three times the weight of the ground coffee (90-135g), or just enough to cover and saturate the coffee evenly fully. Stir to ensure the entire bed is evenly saturated. Wait 30-45 seconds to allow the ground coffee to release CO2.
- Your second pour should provide half of the total brew water (360g) in 20-30 seconds. Make sure all of the grounds are saturated and agitated. Continue to add water in ~100g increments as the coffee passes through the filter.
- PRO TIP: Make sure all coffee is off the edges of the filter. Pour in a controlled spiral motion and then slowly add water to the center of the bed to induce agitation of the coffee bed below.
- Wait for the coffee to finish dripping, remove the filter, swirl, pour, and enjoy!
The Chemex should brew from start to finish in about 4 minutes and 30 seconds. If it takes much longer than that, coarsen your grind size; if it brews much faster than that, make the grind size smaller. Some coffees may extract better with more water (a lower brew ratio) or less (a higher brew ratio), so play with these parameters to suit your personal tastes.