I’ve become a coffee snob. So when I read things like this:
10 Reasons to Choose a Chemex Coffee Brewer :
6. Better Coffee – The simple approach of brewing coffee the Chemex way means better, less adulterated coffee.
The creator of Chemex coffee pot was Peter Schlumbohm, who said, “With the Chemex, even a moron can make good coffee.”
I think, “I can so make a great cup of coffee.”
It turns out that I am a moron. While the entire process is simple, I am used to:
Grinding the beans (Fine grade, not coarse)
Pouring (filtered) water into the Pot I got from Seth
Wetting the Filter
putting the coffee in
Waiting for coffee.
Chemex requires a certain level of attention that I may not be able to muster that early in the morning. The first pot I made was too weak. The second was COLD and watered down. The third pot was also too cold.
The fourth pot is good, but I have had better. I still have to figure out the right grind, temp and amount of grounds for the ever elusive pot of coffee. But, hot damn, the thing is pretty.