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    by John M. P. Knox

    "Definitely worth adding to your collection – it’s as good a visual record of the brewing process as I’ve ever seen." -Dave of 33Beers.com

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Sunday
Sep092012

Coffee with Chemex

Does the Chemex make the best coffee? I'm not sure, but I think the Chemex has a lovely simplicity to it: A funnel-mouthed glass flask held by a wooden collar. Place a filter in the mouth, wet it, and place coffee in the filter. Pour hot water over the grounds.

Chemex Brew

I saw this demo of the Chemex at the Up & Down Tour -- the part run by Casa Brasil. Thanks again to the Tour folks for letting me participate!

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    I am sure this would make the bets of coffee and give the user a memorable experience. The way you have explained its benefits and working tells that this is a must try of better and improved results for not every coffee maker does that with expertise.

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This is just a drip coffee-maker... without the heating element. Why would this make coffee any better than any other cone-style drip coffee maker?

September 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermrenouf

mrenouf, from my limited knowledge of it, the main difference is control. The folks who use a chemex to brew first soak the grounds before they brew the coffee -- that is the step you see here. After the coffee has been soaked like this for 20-30 seconds, they slowly pour the rest of the hot water through.

I'm sure the lack of plastics is also seen as a benefit by the food purists. Cheers!

September 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterJohn M. P. Knox

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