Chemex 8 Cup (40 oz) Coffee Brewer
Salt City recommends the Chemex if you have 2 or more coffee drinkers in your household!
Chemex delivers the purest flavor experience:
Made of non-porous Borosilicate glass which will not absorb odors or chemical residues.
Chemex pour-over allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavor.
Simple, easy to use with timeless, elegant design.
Like all good things, full flavor takes time — and your own special touch. The Chemex Coffeemaker delivers only the elements essential to rich coffee flavor, so that your personal taste and approach shine through.
Step 1: Get into the grind.
Select your favorite whole bean coffee you want to enjoy and grind it to medium coarse ground.
Optional Tip: We suggest using a burr grinder because it delivers a more consistent particle size, allowing for a more even extraction and fuller bodied cup of coffee.
Step 2: Filter up.
Open a Chemex Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers, and place it into the top of the CHEMEX brewer. The thick (three-layer) portion should cover the pouring spout.
Optional Tip: Dampen the filter with warm water to rinse and preheat the brewer. Once the water has drained through the filter completely, pour it out of the brewer while keeping the filter sealed against the coffeemaker wall.
Step 3: The scoop.
Put one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 oz. cup into the filter cone. Feel free to use more if you prefer it stronger; our Chemex brewing process eliminates bitterness.
Tip: On all brewers except the pint size model, the ‘button’ indicates the carafe is half filled and the bottom of the wooden collar/spout indicates it’s full. On the pint size brewer, the button is the full marker.
Step 4: Let it bloom.
Once you have brought the appropriate amount of water to a boil, remove it from the heat and allow it to stop boiling vigorously.
Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds to wet them, and wait for about 30 seconds for them to ‘bloom’, releasing the most desirable coffee elements from the grounds.
Step 5: First pour.
After the grounds bloom, slowly pour the brewing water over the grounds while keeping the water level well below the top of the Chemex (quarter inch or more).
Step 6: Brew on.
Slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using a circular or back-and-forth motion as you pour to ensure an even soaking of the grounds.
Step 7: Toss the filter.
Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter with spent grounds out of the brewer and discard.
Step 8: Enjoy the perfect cup.