Although the device is designed for brewing hot filter coffee, the hourglass shape of the Chemex makes it a perfect vessel for steeping and decanting cold brew. How well do the chemex filters fit in the bodum? The Chemex uses perhaps the thickest filter where the metal Bodum filter is much much thinner/holey. Yep, that's pretty much exactly the difference. As to which is better? Somewhere below is an image showing the fines that the Bodum cone allowed through but a Chemex filter caught. It does take some of the oils out which mutes some flavors as well. Retention can result in overextraction of fines which can mute flavors and result in excessive acidity. There is quite a price difference between the two but the taste difference is something that you can only measure in astronomical units. From what I've been able to tell, the biggest difference between a normal pour over and a Chemex pour over is really just the filter. your sarcasm is too heavy handed for me to handle this morning, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Chemex Ottomatic vs Technivorm Moccamaster. That being said, I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts on the Chemex vs V60. Chemex usually has a nice looking glass carafe, but I don't really see it as any different than a normal pour over setup. The pour-over brewing method is best for producing superior-tasting coffee. While this one is going to be sitting next to my syphon and the bodum is now a christmas gift ... along with a pack of Chemex filters. Pour Over. You basically fill a filter or cone with your coffee grounds, place it over a cup, then slowly pour hot water over the coffee. Some of the most popular pour over coffee makers are the Chemex pour over carafs and drippers like the Hario V60 or the fancier cone drippers from the likes of Coffee Gator or Oxo. If it's the video I just found on Bodum's YouTube channel, yes. when I found this one at walmart. I love the clean, bright taste of a paper filtered Chemex. Bottom line: it's going to come as little surprise but if you're going to get a pour over, go for the Chemex. You may have also heard of a Chemex referred to as a pour over. This is a tough one! There are a lot of pour over coffee brewers to chose from, most under $30. Instead, use a medium-coarse grind in the Chemex to balance extraction and brew time. Pour-over is a method of brewing a small batch of filtered coffee by gradually pouring hot water over fresh grounds. High-quality pour overs however, have a fine mesh stainless steel filter than can be reused over and over. The cost differences seem redundant if you are going to be using this every day and going for the best possible brew. The difference will be the Bodum will have lots more oils and sediment in the cup (resulting in a bigger body/mouthfeel) then the Chemex. The link is right here: http://imgur.com/gallery/ySaVX/new. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. A pour over coffee maker brews coffee in 3-5 minutes depending on the design. But first, introductions. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Overview: Pour Over VS Chemex. Other than the filter cost, the two coffee makers are roughly listed at the same price. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Hario V60 The v60 is designed for use with a pour kettle and high quality grind to avoid retention. Ive been looking at pour overs lately because I heard its the very best way to make a smooth coffee. I bought a pour-over coffee maker not long after I returned home. What I will try later is the bodum using the Chemex paper filter. There was at least 20 minutes, and probably 40, between the two hot tastings but on top of that I also smelled and tasted the cold coffee from each. I don't want to be too critical, but I have a few questions: there's no comparison at all. This is a more than fair point - the Chemex is still sitting in the permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art. Thanks for the post and all the work you put into this. I can only assume that this was down to the higher rate of flow through the metal cone compared with the paper filter. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. What Is Pour Over Coffee? Both Chemex and Bodum have similar shapes, but their one design element is very different.Chemex has a thin piece of wood attached with a leather string around the neck. The Chemex filter is thick and promotes retention even when a coarse grind is used. /r/ Coffee is a place to discuss any and all things coffee. A medium-coarse grind works great in a Chemex Brewer. There is a video on their site. The chemex was cleaner in that there was no trace of a sediment. One brew in each is definitely a fair comparison, especially when you admitted the grind was incorrect. I'm grinding in an Encore, pouring with a Bonavita Variable Temp Gooseneck. Chemex. If you do, you’ll find that the filter clogs and slows your pour over. With the same exact beans and very similar brew times? They are rather different to each other, and you may end up wanting both or picking just one, depending on your coffee preferences. Today, we are going to put two of the premier pour over brewers, the Chemex and the Hario V60, through a head to head showdown. If you like a FrenchPress then you’ll probably like the Bodum. I’m not from the states nor a Chemex user, I mainly use aeropress and v60. Delicate, smooth and incredibly flavorful coffee can be brewed with this method. I have made well over 1,000 various pour-overs. The iconic pour over brewer has a thick paper filter, but that doesn’t mean you should use a fine grind. The pour-over market is dominated by two main ‘devices’ at the moment; the Hario V60 and the Chemex. Brew Time. Never having used a pour over before, I'm sure there are many points that can be questioned with my method and I welcome any corrections. Chemex vs Hario V60. I think if you’re using the Chemex, it might be easier to get the filter paper as oppose to the bodum. Save money and go with something else. This only comes in one color. Let’s take a look at both systems and why only one wins out. Both are correct, but a Chemex is a specific brand and design of pour over. The Chemex is an iconic pour over brewer without a shred of doubt. The Chemex delivers a much fuller, cleaner drink all round. The bodum lacked in so many areas. Also the size of the hole that the water is dripping through. The Chemex is also a pour over brewer, but it can make many more cups of coffee in one go than the Kalita can. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Chemex looks a little more traditional while B… One disadvantage to Chemex … After trying it, I think I still enjoy Chemex-brewed coffee more. Will I be missing out if I get tue bodum? Im jot sure where to buy a chemex aside from online and was wondering what exactly the difference is between them. The 'big nose' is the huge coffee smell. Pour-over filters are much like the thin, circular filters used in all automatic drip coffee makers, except they have pointed, not flat, bottoms. Let’s look at both the Ottomatic and the Moccamaster in terms of design, brewing capability, additional features, and of course, cost. Following on from my own question a week or so ago, I bought both the Chemex and Bodum to run a side by side test. And vice verse. If you feel up for another side-by-side, I would be interested in a top-down shot of the coffee using a dark (FC or FC+) roasted bean. One distinct difference between a French press or pour over is the Chemex’s … They as well stick to the Chemex edges and to the built-in spout, restricting air displacement. One of the most popular and affordable pour-over coffee brewers is the Hario V60. Bodum uses a silicone sleeve in the same area, but it comes in various colors. In general I think the only brewing method that one would be able to detect is french press, and then only because of the presence of grounds in the coffee. Pour over coffee allows the user to control more factors of the brewing process, resulting in a more unique (arguably better) cup of coffee.. Two of the most popular pour over coffee makers are the Chemex vs Hario V60. Pour-over coffee brings out the best of the coffee bean. I came to this without pre-conceptions - I've never done pour over and I already own (and like) many bodum products and wanted to like this one. The pointed end of the filter draws the coffee directly into the cup below the Pour-over brewer. There is quite a price difference between the two but the taste difference is something that you can … Vacuum Pot, Pour Over, Chemex, Mr. Coffee Style Drip, French Press, or Percolator. The Hario v60 and the Chemex are two very popular devices for making manual drip coffee or pour-over coffee. And the shape of the cone changes how the water passes through the grounds. Part of a pour-over coffee maker is how it looks, as these are beautiful pieces of glass that are lovely to look at. I gave away the Bodum, grinder, scales and so on as a Christmas gift along with a box of Chemex filters - just spoke to the recipient today as I also sent her a bag of Yirgchareffe beans this week and she's very happy with the drink she gets from the set-up. I'm not asking because I want to prove you wrong, rather I've had some great results with my Bodum and maybe the video would help give you a better result and experience. I'm not a total "snob" about coffee (please don't hurt me, I'm not a super taster but I do like coffee made at proper temperature) so it suits my needs. If it was filtered prior to being served I would wager the taste would be indistinguishable. I reckon Chemex is one of the worst pourover methods available. First rule about coffee is if you like it, you're making it right. Small fold is needed to make the Chemex filter fit in the Bodum neck: http://imgur.com/AU2Gc7t. 5 years ago FWIW I've had more success making consistently delicious cups of coffee on a V60 than a Chemex. My Bodum pour over coffee makes a great cup of coffee (especially when used with my Carter Everywhere Mug). Personally, I would buy the Chemex for the superior design and aesthetics alone. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If you use Chemex filters with the Bodum carafe then you get something close to the Chemex brew - you just have to watch your draw down time because the Bodum spout doesn't run the full length of the cone. It’s also fast and pretty fool-proof. Repeating using a chemex filter in the bodum pot (without the cone) gave a drink comparable in every way to the chemex. Take a look with me at each of these pour over coffee brewers , and the pros and cons of them: Hario V60 The Bee House dripper is a sleek and simple daily pour over, and is very well-loved here for its ease of use, and sweet, rich cup character.. Pros. What You Need: A Chemex; A conical pour-over dripper (it could be another Chemex, Hario V60, or Melitta cone) Paper filters. Now, you can see the grind level in those photos and it may be as much a comment on the quality of the grind from the Skerton that was used but I can only say what I saw. Now it’s time to compare two premiers pour-over brewers such as the Chemex vs Pour Over (Hario V60). What I will try later is the bodum using the Chemex paper filter. That said, I think that with the method being identical to each this is probably a very fair comparison. Still, everything that applies to the Kalita applies to the Chemex, right down to the thicker filter. I got a Bodum, but put a #4 Melitta filter in the Bodum filter, and grind with a Hario Skerton. I find that highly questionable. Advertis… It tastes similar to the coffee my Ninja Coffee Bar makes, but I honestly think that as I get better at making it, and upgrade to a better kettle it will out do my coffee bar rather quickly. Fuller in that you got a broad range of the various parts of the coffee (though its tasting notes say citrus and I got none of that). The Chemex is going to be the smoothest option. Is it possible you got a big nose full of the chemex, and then went straight to the bodum thus muting the aroma of the bodum? The Chemex ranges from 3 to 8 cups and is made out of glass. This is like comparing an apple to an orange. The equipment for each of these looks very fancy and impressive but the biggest difference is how the drippers filter the coffee and how much coffee they make. If you like chemex coffee, using a metal filter will be a very different experience. 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