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COFFEE RITUALS with chemex

The routines of our lives ground us in reality, however they sometimes come with little thought or intention, just another cog of our day turning.

We choose to evolve our routine into rituals, such as our morning coffee. Acknowleding the moment, breathing a little slower and apreciating the luxury of crafting slowly our daily coffee.

A soft re-set for an intentional day ahead (or evening, not judgment for how you take your coffee or when you choose to drink it).

Read on to learn how we prep our coffee, using Chemex.

THE START OF THE RITUAL

Place the Chemex Filter in the brewer with single fold away from the spout and multiple folds lined up against the spout. Rinse the filter with hot water to get a nice even seal all the way around. This preheats the brewer and gets rid of any paper flavor from the filter. Dump the rinse water and fold the filter toward the spout to reinforce this area.

The Pour

Add about 6 Tablespoons of coffee, grounds. Center the coffee in your filter.

Start a timer when you add the hot water. Pour in a circular motion until all the grounds are saturated. Stir with a chopstick or spoon to make sure there are no dry clumps.

At :45, start the second pour, making sure to reintegrate the coffee and water. Pour with a wiggling motion, then a gentle spiral until the volume reaches about a fingertip down from the top of the rim. Pour over the dark spots and avoid the light ones.

THE BREW

At 4:00, you should be pretty close to volume. Look at the glass bubble or belly button, which indicates 20 ounces. Lift the filter. It’s okay to hover for a couple of seconds to make sure you have enough volume. Then pull the filter out completely and let it drain into the sink.

SIT, SERVE, ENJOY AND BREATHE

Swirl the Chemex around a little and you’re ready to serve two cups of brewed coffee.

We recommend taking a seat in your favourite chair (we all have one!) and slowly indulging yourself in this small luxury.