Brew Method Profile: @the_chemex
Taking a look at another brew method profile today with the Chemex!
Created in 1942 by an American chemist, the Chemex is a really interesting brewer not only to use making delicious coffee but as a visual piece.
Made from borosilicate glass, a glass type made intentionally with low thermal expansion (thanks material science degree 🤓), this guy will keep coffee freshly heated during your brew while also being a really slick in a photo.
The key factor of this brew method is the filter. It is super thick in comparison to most pour over brewers, making this a great choice for fuller body, crisp coffees. (like the Costa Rican from @numinouscoffee we’ll be brewing soon!)
The thicker filter cuts bitterness, so often your biggest tool in consistent, great coffee with this method is with your dose and water flow. Make sure your grind size is a little coarser than table salt (I use 19 on my @baratza ) and dial in a good water to grounds ratio based on your preferred coffee strength. I usually rock a 1:16 still here and it works great!
While this method may seem a little complicated, this is the first brewer I ever owned and is what sparked my interest in single origin coffee. I love my Chemex!
Stay tuned for more brew method profiles soon!
️: Ecuadorian by @boomtowncoffee
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