The World's Best Cup of Jo

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Has anybody tried using a Chemex to brew your coffee? Well, coffee lovers WATCH OUT!!! Once you try a cup, it may ruin you forever for any other kind of brew. I thought that french press was amazing, but this...is pure joy. The Chemex slow brew method produces the most delicious result---rich, flavorful, and no bitterness.  

It takes a little practice to brew the perfect cup, so I thought I would share a little "how to" on the subject.

Chose your favorite coffee. I used some coffee beans roasted by my dear friend, Dana from Minimalist Baker Blog. Use one rounded tablespoon of coffee per 5 oz. cup (alter to taste).

Chose your favorite coffee. I used some coffee beans roasted by my dear friend, Dana from Minimalist Baker Blog. Use one rounded tablespoon of coffee per 5 oz. cup (alter to taste).

If you are using whole beans, grind coffee beans into medium grounds. Do not use fine grind.

If you are using whole beans, grind coffee beans into medium grounds. Do not use fine grind.

Boil water.

Boil water.

You can get all fancy and fold a traditional filter, but I just used a cone filter that I had on hand.

You can get all fancy and fold a traditional filter, but I just used a cone filter that I had on hand.

Put filter into Chemex, and wet it with water. 

Put filter into Chemex, and wet it with water. 

Drain the water that has pooled up in the Chemex.

Drain the water that has pooled up in the Chemex.

Put coffee grounds into the damp filter.

Put coffee grounds into the damp filter.

When water is at 180-200°F or just under boiling (this is important because boiling water alters the coffee and produces a bitter flavor!), pour a tiny bit over the grounds, just enough to wet them. Let sit for about 30-45 seconds, allowing grounds to "bloom."

When water is at 180-200°F or just under boiling (this is important because boiling water alters the coffee and produces a bitter flavor!), pour a tiny bit over the grounds, just enough to wet them. Let sit for about 30-45 seconds, allowing grounds to "bloom."

After grounds have bloomed, slowly pour water evenly over them. 

After grounds have bloomed, slowly pour water evenly over them. 

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Remove filter just before the last of the water has drained through. (You want there to still be a little water left in the filter when you remove it so that you remove the majority of remaining oils and sediments that cause the bitter flavor.)

Remove filter just before the last of the water has drained through. (You want there to still be a little water left in the filter when you remove it so that you remove the majority of remaining oils and sediments that cause the bitter flavor.)

Voilà! Your coffee is ready. Enjoy!

Voilà! Your coffee is ready. Enjoy!

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So what is your favorite way to brew coffee?