Thing is sturdy, boldly made, has an awesome rubber foam stitched onto the plastic to protect my hands and retain heat! But there is more than meets the eye here. I'd suggest keeping 2 if you regularly make coffee for 4 people or more. I know what you mean. Okay so I've been looking at some videos of each and this is what I see. Chemex: super clean, low acidity, light. Aeropress Vs. Chemex Differences I have already mentioned the differences between the Aeropress and the Chemex regarding their design and their method, pour over vs. pressure. i have always used the hario v60 but i recently switched to chemex. But the inverted method for the Aeropress I find easier than the regular method. To my palate, the cup the Chemex delivers is smoother, usually a little brighter and to me the cup has a nice, even mouthfeel, plus I just enjoy doing pourovers in general. This basically says that as a coffee becomes more viscous, it tends to have less clarity of flavor - which is to say that you will taste fewer distinct flavors. You can use a 1:8 coffee to water ratio and steep for 24 hours. But it also depends on the varietal Im brewing. Bee House. I aeropress once or twice a day and go for chemex when I'm at home and have company. See the problem? Does cezve shape has impact to a coffee taste? The Aeropress is a relative newcomer to the coffee scene just celebrating its 10th birthday in 2015. That means that a lot of the oils (and sediment) that get through a French Press mesh do not get through an Aeropress filter (unless of course you use a metal filter). Chemex vs AeroPres In one corner, pour-over glass coffee maker Chemex. AeroPress was filtered with a Kaffeeologie S Filter; Chemex grind was medium-medium-coarse; AeroPress grind was medium-medium-fine; The timing and kitchen lab was set up so that both brews finished with in a minute of each other. Unlike drip coffee the Aeropress makes a far more potent and rich coffee. [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 6 years ago (0 children). Thing is beautiful and drinking one right now. It's a practical instrument of coffee brewing. You can invert it to let it steep like a french press but you still have the pressure factor involved in the brewing which gives a very different flavor than a french press. These lay out our our expectations for participants, but also the values and rationales behind them. In some cases it's bordering to tea regarding the mouthfeel. . Invented in 2005 by a man named Alan Adler , this method of brewing sees coffee loosely packed into a cylinder with a filter on the bottom. There are other differences as well - one is plastic while one is glass (heat retention matters! She was my first love and the first brew method that I felt I got a handle on. I think it works great following the directions it comes with (although I use hotter water than it calls for, as I would with a french press or pourover). These and other differences produce, IMO, very different cups that highlight different aspects of the coffee. As /u/ADB315 said, the Chemex makes a smoother, brighter cup that really brings out the flavor in light roasts, but it's a larger commitment overall. The Chemex takes longer — typically closer to 15-20 minutes. If I were to pick between the two, I'd go with the Chemex. Keep in mind the biggest factor will be the coffee you use. A Chemex filter is insanely thick. The trick I found it to secure both the brew tube and plunger with your hands when reverting to pressing position. Aeropress vs Chemex. You don't need much extra in terms of accessories. In reality though, the chemex is so far from what the other 90% of other pourover devices (v60, kalitta, melitta) that many would classify it on its own. If /r/coffee is dry and stodgy and pretentious, /r/cafe is our break from that. I use my Aeropress mostly at work though. I use the Able Kone 90% of the time, so that would be between V60 and french press. The two brewing methods are actually quite different, but one huge similarity is the use of paper filters. Permalink Reply by Brandi Heath on July 3, 2011 at 8:23am. Is the aeropress practical for brewing for more than one person? Read: 5 Things Every Aeropress User Should Know They're both well worth the cost of entry. While you can buy an Aeropress for around $35 to $40, it’ll cost you $45 to $50 for a Chemex coffee brewer. How should I clean my AeroPress coffee maker? Here's some aeropress championship winning recipes: Aeropress champ recipes http://worldaeropresschampionship.wordpress.com/recipes/. innermusic #1: Post by innermusic » March 17th, 2013, 12:47 pm. When I add the coffee to the water I want too see a bit of crema. Let’s take a look at both systems and why only one wins out. I do not own a Chemex or pour over device (yet) but I have both a French Press and an Aeropress. For non-informative or non-depthy-discussion "coffee culture" posts, please check out /r/cafe. For instance, I can give you some lobster and a lobster foam and they taste the same. The Aeropress is more portable, but the Chemex can make more at once. Or maybe you heard a great coffee joke, bought an awesome new coffee mug or found a mysterious can of crazy looking foreign coffee in your grandfather's basement. Last update on 2020-09-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Chemex has its good points, but I think for ease of use the Aeropress is a cheaper and easier system that does not sacrifice on quality. If this is the case, why get an expensive Aeropress rather a French Press? Q. Now a French Press would allow you to make more coffee such as in an 8 or 6 cup French Press, it would also allow the oils to get into the coffee which some enjoy, it looks a little better on display IMO, and it portable but the glass is more susceptible to breaking. What are the good, the bad, and the ugly with each type of coffee maker? A good synonym for clarity is complexity. Compared to the French Press, the brewing process is a little more involved, but the Chemex clean-up is a breeze. Unlike drip coffee the Aeropress makes a far more potent and rich coffee. Ben tells me that he usually brews his AeroPress coffee at the low temperature of 180°F (82°C). There is no doubt that the Aeropress press brewing device is a little less expensive than the Chemex pour-over brewer – by roughly $10. Chemex vs Aeropress – both are extremely popular coffee makers at the moment but which one’s best? A. AeroPress coffee makers are extremely easy to clean. There are nuances beyond that, and depending on recipe, Aeropress can sit anywhere from on that clarity / body bar. For beginners, I would go with the Aeropress. To make espresso in your AeroPress, brew your coffee in the usual way, but use roughly 0.6 ounces of ground coffee to two ounces of 190°F water. Chemex vs Aeropress vs...? The Aeropress is great for people who like experimenting with different brewing recipes, who enjoy making a single cup at a time, and who want to take their coffee brewer anywhere they go. I wouldn't even consider putting milk into Chemex brew. "Expensive Aero press"???? A V60 is just moderately thick. This has to do with the rate of water flow through the filter, thicker filter = slower rate of flow through the filter. A chemex has a thick paper filter which is the main distinction between other pour overs. To us, the world of coffee is more complex than just a tasty caffeinated beverage to get you going. It's a big opening, but it means that the water must flow through the coffee on the vertical only. I use a burr grinder for both, but the Chemex requires a rougher grind similar to a drip machine. Aeropress= Inverted French Press Chemex= big goddamn Pour Over. Detailed descriptions. i'm not sure how the chemex would be any less work. [–]greeneggsnhammy 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), Yeah the aeropress is good for camping but would suck for backpacking. A comparison video between the AeroPress Go and the original AeroPress. Rendered by PID 17500 on r2-app-03065c0e1008ec199 at 2020-12-24 00:51:09.760139+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: SE. Today we try a variety of coffee making methods including Chemex, French Press, AeroPress, Keurig, and Drip. If it is not, please tell me otherwise. [–]auntbaru 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). The thick filter removes much of the coffee body. Especially if you have customers that love the french press. Subject: Re: Chemex vs Aeropress In my view, the Chemex is actually one of the easiest, nearly dummy proof, methods of brewing. Aeropress is not expensive compared to a French press. To me, I thought it was silly to brew in the normal way since you're going to get water dripping through until you place the plunger, and if you're like me and like to get a bloom going first, then stir, and topping up, you're getting alot of water going through.In the end, they both make great cups of coffee, which is why they're both talked about here. v60 vs chemex. I have both as well and this was going to be my answer. to almost any length. /r/ Coffee is a place to discuss any and all things coffee. My advice is to get an aeropress first. Just got a $10 gift certificate from World Market for my birthday, so debating between Chemex or Toddy. I used it inverted once, saw no difference in the results, and decided it wasn't worth the hassle. The Good: Light - The Aeropress weights almost nothing.Not important in most situations, but for travel: essential. One disadvantage is the possibility of a armageddon when you flip it to plunge. A Chemex is not a V60 is not a beehouse is not a Wave. And with drip machines being roughly the same cost if not more costly (including maintenance, filters, and their overall lack of energy efficiency) the aeropress is a cheaper investment. In short, be nice, respect this community and its members, don't try to sell or promote stuff, and be aware comments and submissions are both curated content within this space. I use the Chemex for weekend coffee. If you're new to manual brewing, the Aeropress is much more user friendly than the Chemex. Id question the validity of that statement and the credentials of these ladies trying to compare the two. If you used some shitty over roasted burnt beans it won't really matter how you brew it because all the natural coffee flavor is gone because the beans are burnt. In order to brew two cups of coffee, you have to be able to brew ~430ml in one session. Its a place to learn, share, and make new friends. [–]KnightoftheMoncatamuPour-Over 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). Coffee brew guide: Chemex, Aeropress and V60 by Aoife Boothroyd 01/10/2015 03/05/2017. ), one has a 2 minute brew time and the other 4 minutes, you stir them differently, the act of pushing the water through the coffee at high pressure is inherently different than the fluid dynamics of pushing the coffee through the water. "[Gear][Video] How to install the PID mod on a Rancilio Silvia" - We know they can be kind of ugly but the are helpful we swear. [Beans] or [Roaster] - Posts about a specific coffee varietal, coffee roaster or origin. You'll also need a non-trivial amount of time for setup and cleanup. It's easy and hard to screw up. They are very different though in a number of ways (more ways than similar tasting coffees can differ, certainly). [–]Grim_WreeperChemex 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. But with the Chemex, I get 6 cups of coffee, or three mugs. DISCLAIMER: It should be noted that the above is reflective of a certain taste in coffee - namely my taste. and join one of thousands of communities. But the traditional glass French press for sure, not as travel friendly. Also chemex produces more than one cup which can sometimes go to waste when you are alone. Rich, smooth coffee without bitterness. General rules in Reddit's format Someone once said that the Aeropress does better with lighter beans and the Chemex does better with darker beans. But it isn't all good news. Which bag to open first? What is most important is that you drink coffee that you enjoy and brings you pleasure. [clarity]: Chemex - Clever - Aeropress - V60 - French Press :[body]. 20 comments. As a student, the Aeropress is way more practical because it is so hard to mess up and so easy to clean up. First of all, yes, they are both full immersion - the grounds sit and hang out in the water for a while (another example of full immersion is a siphon). Espresso-based drinks are your jam. It isnt quite difficult to set up and brew 2 different cups, but its quite time consuning, as opposed to a chemex, which, depending on the size of the chemex itself, can easily brew multiple cups. If the coffee is for you, and you only the aeropress is hard to beat. 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