Which Chemex to choose - Page 2

Recommendations for espresso equipment buyers and upgraders.

Postby Kurtz » Oct 06, 2016, 3:03 pm

I usually brew 300 grams of coffee with my 3 cup. It's enough for two. If you want more than 400grams consider 6 cup. It's very difficult to manage correct extraction if you want to brew only 300grams with a 6 cup.

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Postby Almico » replying to Kurtz » Oct 06, 2016, 4:22 pm

Scale? Not too difficult.

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Postby Portlandia » Oct 06, 2016, 6:24 pm

Why not just get the largest chemex; so you can brew a wide range of servings? With a scale, brewing delicious coffee is so easy, a caveman can do it!


Postby baldheadracing » Oct 06, 2016, 6:46 pm

Almico wrote:Scale? Not too difficult.

The 3-cup has steeper sides to give a bed depth similar to the larger sizes. Using the larger size Chemex for a smaller volume will reduce extraction, assuming everything else is held constant. (In practice one won't hold everything constant, e.g., one can adjust the grind finer, do a stir to increase extraction, etc.)


Postby Rbertoni1 » Oct 06, 2016, 10:56 pm

I brew with a Chemex every day for my wife and I. I find that the larger one is great for brewing 2 large mugs. You can't beat the taste. After we pour 2 large mugs there is maybe an ounce or two left over in the pot.