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Roaster's Choice for the chemex

Kiambu , Kenya
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Chemex

What you need: 

  • Chemex
  • Chemex filters
  • Scale
  • Water Kettle 
  • Cold filtered water 
  • Coarse ground Praxis coffee
  • Timer
  • Thermometer (Optional)
  • 6 mins of your time 

Let's brew...

Praxis Coffee uses a 16:1 water to coffee ratio. 

Want a lot of clarity in your coffee? Go with this bad boy. First, bring your cold filtered water to 202° F. While your water is coming to a boil, go ahead and grind your Praxis coffee to a coarse grind (similar to kosher salt). Once your water has reach 202° F, give your Chemex filter a quick rinse to remove any paper taste that could end up in your cup and to preheat the glass. Dump your rinse water. 

Pour your ground coffee in the filter gently so that it creates an ant mound in the center. In a circular motion, wet your coffee around the rim with 60 g water, leaving an ant mound of coffee in the middle; wait 25 seconds. It's ok if some of the coffee dribbles down into the bottom of the chemex. After 30 seconds, begin on the outer rim again, and pour the remaining water in a spiral. Total pour time should be around 2 minutes and you should see a dry bed at 3:30-4:00 minutes. 

If your brew time is longer than 4 minutes, try pouring faster or using a coarser grind setting. If your time is shorter than 3:30 minutes, try pouring slower or using a finer grind setting. 

Cheers!