Do you use a Chemex?
Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:12 PM
My current set up is either an Hario V-60 dripper or a Melitta dripper.
I am seeking the opinion of daily Chemex users.
What is your favorite grind? etc.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:06 AM
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:48 PM
At our house we use two methods for brewing coffee. When we want more than 1 cup we use a French Press, avoiding the filter issue altogether. For one or two short cups we use a single-size gold filter in what is now pretty much an antique ceramic Melitta cone. There's nothing about gold filtered coffee that I find inferior to paper filtered, and it saves money and paper. I wonder if you could use a gold filter in the Chemex, and if that would taste any different than a gold filter dripped directly into the cup. If it did, that would mean the shape of the Chemex is important. The design has always been beautiful.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:23 PM
I used my Chemex this weekend and the result were quite good. It's a beautiful object in itself. I just wish the filters were a bit cheaper in Japan.
This site is invaluable for info on brewing coffee. 10 links for chemex!