by Matthew Robertson October 05, 2021
Learning how to fold a Chemex filter will ensure that you get the best out of your coffee maker.
A properly folded filter will allow the caffeine and coffee oils to pass through, resulting in a clean-tasting coffee, thus it is important that you learn the proper folding techniques.
A coffee filter separates the liquid from the grounds after the hot water has dissolved and absorbed the taste color and aroma of the best ground coffee beans. This filter is usually made of disposable paper that is thin and porous enough to allow liquid to pass through while retaining the coffee ground and other particles that you don’t want to drink.
Filters for Chemex coffee makers have up to 30 percent more weight than filters from other brands, this allows them to remove the finest particles. These filters have the ability to produce cleaner and more neutral top-notch coffee because they are thicker, unbleached, and have a higher quality when compared to regular filters.
Types of Chemex Filters
Doing this last step will prevent the vent or groove from clogging and also facilitates filtration.
Any type of coffee works well with Chemex. Light, medium, dark roast, and even tea!
Although a lot of coffee aficionados prefer nutty, floral, and fruity flavors because they come out nicely with Chemex, this still will depend on your personal preference and techniques.
The ideal Chemex grind size is a medium-coarse grind, which should be as coarse as that of sea salt. Using this grind size will provide you the best flow rate and extraction.
Rinsing your Chemex filter is not required, however, a lot of coffee lovers prefer rinsing their coffee filter to remove paper odours, dust, and taste from the paper, resulting in a much better coffee brew. This is also a way to warm up the coffee maker so that the brew will not lose much temperature.
To rinse a coffee filter, place it in the coffee maker and pour hot water through it to saturate the entire surface. Once the water has drained, dump the water out and begin your coffee brewing process.
Another way to rinse your coffee filter is to dip it upside down into a bowl of hot water to prevent the dust and fibers from settling at the bottom of the cone.
You should clean a Chemex coffee maker after each use to avoid bacteria build-up. Use soap, water, and a soft-bristled brush with a long handle and gently scrub the internal walls and corners. Rinse thoroughly to avoid any soapy flavor in your next brew.
Other ways to clean your Chemex coffee maker is to boil water and pour it into the coffee maker, swirl the hot water around and then dump it. Although this will not sanitize your Chemex carafe, it can still flush out the old coffee which prevents the next brew from being altered.
You can also use white vinegar by pouring about 2 ounces more than your average amount of coffee into the Chemex coffee maker and let it soak for 30 minutes.to 1 hour, then rinse thoroughly with soap and water. Dry it upside down overnight, with the lip resting on an object.to ensure that the vinegar's taste and smell is expelled.
Most Chemex coffee makers are dishwasher-safe but keep in mind that it is a delicate vessel, so this method is really not advisable.
If you do prefer to wash your Chemex in the dishwasher, make sure to remove the collar and tie before loading it.
Learning how to fold a Chemex coffee filter will allow you to get the most out of your Chemex coffee maker and brew a perfect cup of coffee.
We’ve listed a few methods on how you can fold a Chemex Circle filter, Half Moon filter, and Square filter so you can brew your coffee skillfully.
Chemex coffee filters have the ability to separate impurities, bitter elements, and oils to give you a clean and full coffee flavor. Thus, it is critical that you follow the proper folding techniques and the right ratio of coffee grounds and water for a clean and rich-tasting coffee.
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