The Coffee Life #2

Hey guys!

Another day, another blog! It's starting to rain again today and it feels gloomier than usual, because of everything that's been going on in the world today. However, I believe we will be able to over come these hardships and be able to see brighter, happier days.

Now, I don't know about you, but staying indoors has really made me drink much more coffee than I normally do. Maybe it's because of the weather? Maybe it's because of something else. Either way, I've been spending a lot of time brewing coffee and pondering about life.

I know, in my last blog, we went over the Pour over/drip method with a coffee cone, but today, I'd like to go over the Pour over/drip method with a chemex.

Pour over/drip: Chemex

Now, the Chemex was invented in 1941 by a person by the name of Dr. Peter Schlumbohm. It is a beautiful glass flask that was made for pour overs. The chemex filter that is used with the flask is 20-30% heavier than other filters creating a distinct flavor for your coffee (Mooju Coffee). Similar to the coffee cone, you place ground coffee into the filter and pour hot water over the filter. With the use of gravity, your coffee drips straight into the bottom of the flask for consumption!

Grind the coffee beans medium-coarse. Place approximately 6 tablespoons of coffee into the filter and brew the coffee for about 4 minutes. The flavor will come out balanced, clean, and non-acidic.

This method is great for on the go as well, because the flask is portable. However, because the flask is made with glass, it is highly fragile. Additionally, you can only use Chemex paper filters for the flask and you require a special brush to clean within the flask.

Anywho, that's it for today. Hoping for a much better day tomorrow and another wonderful day with coffee.

Get your grind on!

Written by Moojin Kim