How to make mesquite using a Chemex

WHAT YOU NEED:

Chemex filter

5T Mesquite

30 oz water

DIRECTIONS:

Place filter into ChemEx and fill with 1 tablespoon of grounds per 5oz cup of mesquite.

Step-by-step

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Chemex filter
  • 5T Mesquite
  • 30 oz water

1

Preheat water to 205°F. Rinse the filter with hot water and empty it out, leaving the filter in the Chemex. 

2

Use 1-3 heaped teaspoons of mesquite per serving. You can play around with the amount of mesquite and water to your liking!

3

Pour hot water until the grounds are saturated. Wait 45 seconds allowing the grounds to bloom.

4

Add the remaining water in a spiral motion.

5

Let your mesquite brew, adding more water if needed

6

Enjoy!

Other ways to make mesquite

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French Press

Depending on desired strength, put 3-4 heaping tablespoons of grounds into the French Press. Pour 1.5c of hot water over and let steep for 3 minutes. Plunge and serve.

French Press

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Espresso Machine

Fill portafilter with 1.5 tblsp of grounds (roughly 3/4 full). Do not tamp. Extract espresso like normal.

Espresso Machine

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Pour Over

Place mesquite in filter (according to desired strength). Pour hot water in spiral motion. Allow to brew.

Pour Over

For the mesquite aficionado

GROUNDS WEIGHT WATER/EXTRACTION AMOUNT WATER TEMPERATURE BREWING OR EXTRACTION TIME
Espresso Machine
Single
8g 1oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
Espresso Machine
Double
15g 2oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
French Press
Plunger
26-34g 12oz 200°F 4 min
Moka Pot
3 cup
17g 5oz 200°F or Room Temp Until complete
AeroPress
14-15g 7oz 200°F 2 min 30 sec
Pour-Over
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Chemex
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Drip
50g 25oz Room temp Until complete