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Monday, November 30, 2009

Chemex 101. Because it's not all about running.


      1.        Grab Your 4 square Chemex Filter.  Fold into cone shape keeping 3 of the 4 folds in the front.


2.        Place the 3 folds side of the filter towards correct pouring end of the pot.



3.        With hot water wet the filter and the vessel with a few ounce of water.  This creates a better seal between the filter and the pot as well as pre-heat the vessel.


4.        Add your ground coffee beans.  2.2-2.4 grams of coffee per ounce of water.  Grind for Chemex setting with is more course then auto-drip but not as course as press pot.


5.        Add your correct amount of water preferably using these coffee specific kettles which create a perfect stream of water for better pouring control and insulate heat well.


6.        Add a few ounces of hot water into the center of the coffee grounds.


7.        Let the coffee blossom and let out some of it’s oxygen.  The bigger the bloom the fresher and higher quality the coffee.


8.        After letting the coffee bloom for about 30 seconds, start adding the rest of the hot water slowly.  Pour the water in a spiral motion starting from the center out towards the filter keeping the water from getting onto the side wall.  Work the water back from the outside in towards the center until all of the water is emptied from the kettle.


9.       The coffee should start flowing through the center of the cone.


10.     Watch the magic happen.


11.     Take out the filter.  Pour.

      12.  Enjoy!

-Rickie Hecht, Manager of Waverly Joe


SweetMelissa11 said...

Hi, I've been looking for a downtown running group and was interested in yours. How does one go about joining/checking your group out? Thanks!

Gabrielle said...

Hi Melissa, you can just show up! There's no application or anything...Just wear your running clothes and bring $1 for tip money. Coffee's on me!