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BREW GUIDES

Learn how to brew coffee in a variety of brewing methods. From French Press instructions to Aeropress tutorials, you’ll find every instruction in Kaffa Cerrado’s Brew Guide to make great coffee at home.

  • Ratio: 1:15
  • Grind: Medium Coarse / Less Chunky
  • Brew: Produces a smooth, rich flavor by removing sediment particles & oils
  • 700 ml
  • 50 gms

WHAT YOU NEED

Chemex | Chemex Filter | Coffee Grinder | Kettle | Timer | Cup

1) Boil
2) Weight
3) Medium to Coarse Grind
4) Filter placement

Place a filter into the top compartment of the Chemex making sure the 3-layered side is facing the spout. Rinse the filter with ample hot water, to prevent any papery taste from affecting the brew. This step also preheats the Chemex.

5) Add your ground coffee
6) Add water

Pour 20 grams of water. Your water ought to be about 95 degrees Celsius. The goal is even saturation, so pour slowly in a clockwise pattern. Don’t worry if you see a few drips falling through. This bloom allows the coffee to de-gas, enabling the water to yield the full potential of the coffee. This is an essential step that should never be rushed.

7) Add water in stages

After about 30 seconds, add water in stages (around 70–100ml at a time) until you reach the desired final brew weight, making sure that the grounds are never exposed to air until the brew is finished.

8) Dispose the grounds

Once the drips stall to every couple of seconds, your brew is finished. Remove the filter and discard.

The Chemex works best with Ethiopia.