Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chemex Bonded Filters In V60

When you brew your coffee on the V60, you have countless opportunities to vary the cup from day to day.

Should you nevertheless get the urge to try something new, Chemex filters are a cheap and very good option.

Chemex filter is thicker than the original V60 filters even when it’s not folded, and if you use the halfmoon technique you get a very thick tip at the bottom, therefore the coffee is filtered in a completely different way.

It's very evident in the cup you brew. The coffee is very round, smooth and mild. If you are into the deep notes with lots of chocolate, it’s a great option to use the thicker Chemex filters.
Because if the many thick layers of filter, the acidity level becomes low. I like my coffee deep and strong, and if you already have a favorite chokolate note coffee at your V60 - you are defiantly going to enjoy that same coffee, brewed with Chemex filters. 

The procedure is the same for both filters. The Chemex filter is folded and placed in the V60. Grind your coffee as you would on V60 and brew exactly the same way as usual.

One thing i did change, was the length of the filter, i cut a suiteable piece off with a siscor.

Because the filter is so much thicker, you get a cup where the oils are less prominent. This method is in my view not very good for beans with high acid content, as it is almost working against each other.

I used a 1 cup V60, and as seen in the pictures below the fit is not perfect. Even so, it holds and brews just fine, because the filter is so thick, that it doesn’t need to rest against anything.

But be carefull to fill it up to much, it will get softer and weaker.

The conclusion I can draw is, that it’s the filter that makes the big difference and the V60 represents only a simple holder without purposes.

By looking at pictures of the Chemex pitcher, I’m pretty curtain that the angle is also 60 degrees.  

It is a beautiful coffee brewer, so buying it is defiantly also an option

It is certainly a unique opportunity to brew in a new way, without having to spend a lot of money using your V60 for the purpose.

Besides the V60, i have found that my waterpitcher is a super option for 500 ml brews as well ! Only imagination sets the limits :)