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Flash Brew

Here I am again starting another category of blog posts, except this time they are going to be more recipes rather than blog posts. Being that I worked in a coffee shop for some time and gained a large amount of knowledge in making delicious coffee drinks, specialty brews, and much more, I decided to share with you some of my delicious recipes. So that started the recipe category, in hopes that I can provide you with some wonderful ideas for delicious coffee drinks!

With Chemex Pour Over being my favorite coffee brewing method, I continue to enjoy a delicious Flash Brew during the summer months. A flash brew is very similar to a traditional Chemex Pour Over. It brings out a lot of the flavorful notes & nuances in the coffee which is why I enjoy it so much, "I am sure you will too!"

These Flash Brew ratios and brew times are exactly what I use, and have found to brew me the best cup of coffee with the most flavor. You can change it to best fit your taste and profile for each coffee you use. Each kind of coffee will brew differently, so the brew times & ratios may vary from coffee to coffee.

To brew a cup of flash brew, you will need:

  • Chemex

  • Chemex Filter

  • Coffee Brewing Scale

  • Gooseneck Kettle

  • Coffee Grinder "If you bought your coffee ground, a coffee grinder will not be necessary."

  • Freshly Roasted Coffee "My favorite Single Origin to brew is the Brazil Cerrado, I would highly recommend it"

  • 200g of water

  • 200g of ice

  • Coffee Cup

I will leave a link to all the products at the bottom of the page.

Brewing Process

Brew time: 2:50

Ratio: 16:1 (For every 1g of coffee grounds, you need to add 16g of water)

1. Prepare for brewing

Begin by placing your chemex on the scale and putting your filter on top. Fill your kettle with fresh water. (Most kettles have a fill line, so only fill it to that line, and use fresh water which creates a better tasting coffee).

2. Prepare filter

Pour a small amount of water from your kettle to your filter making sure to wet the entire filter. This will remove any bad tastes and wets the filter before brewing. (When brewing a normal Chemex Pour Over, you would wet the filter after the water was heated up to preheat the Chemex, but since you will be adding ice to the chemex, you don’t want to use hot water, or it will increase the chance of the Chemex cracking).

3. Heat water in kettle

After preparing the filter, place the kettle on the stove and turn the stove onto high. (If you are using an electric gooseneck kettle, turn the temp up to 200 degrees, and let the water heat).

4. Prepare the grounds

While waiting for the water to heat up, measure out 25g of your Freshly Roasted Coffee. Grind it to a medium-course grind.

5. Add Ice to Chemex

After emptying your chemex of the water, measure 200g of ice for your Flash Brew, and dump it in the bottom of your chemex.

6. Finish Preparation

When the ice is down in the bottom of the chemex, place the filter back on top of the chemex, and dump your coffee into the filter.

7. Bloom

Begin by zeroing out your scale and pouring 50g of hot water over the coffee grounds to start the bloom. (For those who may not know what a bloom is, this is where all the extra gases (Carbon Dioxide) in the coffee beans are being released. You will notice the grounds expand into a round bubble shape, and then flatten). Allow the coffee to bloom for about 40-50 seconds.

8. Brewing

When the time has reached 50 seconds, begin pouring in more water making sure to pour in a circular motion, covering all the grounds. Be sure to pour the water in slowly, and consistently only adding 100g of water. Allow the 100g of water to drip through the grounds and filter for 1 minute. Pour another 50g of water, and allow the water to sit for another minute. Your brew is then complete.

9. Enjoy the Brew

The best and most important step of them all! Swirl your coffee around to distribute all components, and pour into your coffee cup, sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious cold brew on a hot summer day!



Chemex Filter

Coffee Brewing Scale

Gooseneck Kettle

Coffee Grinder

Freshly Roasted Coffee

Coffee Cup

I hope you will enjoy my first recipe, and if you would like me to continue doing this, please let me know! Also If there is a certain coffee drink you would like me to share a recipe to, please feel free to let me know. I am open to any feedback, comments, or content you would like me to help you with! Don't be afraid to be open, we are here to enjoy coffee together!

Grab your cup of coffee, and enjoy the wonderful day!

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