Saturday, July 16, 2005

chemex filter feng shui, part ii

as promised earlier in the week, i took some time this afternoon after my usual saturday noon yoga class to ponder the exact positioning of the chemex filter.

ok, so i boiled up a lot of water, pre-wet the filter, and placed it just so -- centering the 3-ply portion of the filter over the spout so the the "peak" points directly over it -- added 100g (3.5oz) of oren's fresh sulawesi ground on my saeco 2002 at setting "14," poured over 1.5 liters (about 51oz.) of 198 degree f. water, and got a total brewing time of 7 mins. 20 secs.

what did i get? coffee that was a tad too strong for my personal taste.

however, this is different than the slow-brewing overextracted coffee i was getting before. so that's progress.

tomorrow, i'll making this coffee in the chemex again, exactly the same way -- but with only 3.25oz coffee. if that's still a tad strong, i'll be taking it down to 3oz. flat.

i feel like i'm narrowing in on this thing; i feel like i've got the grind right!

tomorrow or the next day should be it. please stay tuned.

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