Pour hot water generously around the paper filter, eliminating any paper taste and pre-heating the Chemex, then throw the water out - you only want brewed coffee in your final drink.
Bring enough water to just below a boil (~200° F / ~93° C ) in order to brew the coffee and pre-heat the Chemex and weight out 32 grams of coffee and grind it medium.
Pour just enough water to saturate the grounds evenly and start your timer! Stir with a spoon to get rid of any dry clumps.
After 30-45 seconds, pour the remaining water continuously and evenly onto the grounds and in a circular fashion, moving inward and outward within the circle to push the grounds toward the walls. The coffee level should rise just above the grounds.
By 4 mins, you should be able to see consistent walls of grounds with an even bed toward the bottom of the filter. Lift and remove the filter out completely.
Swirl, pour, enjoy.