About two weeks ago, I purchased a Chemex pour-over system. A pour-over is a way of brewing coffee where the person pours hot water over and through the coffee grounds, then being filtered through a paper coffee filter. A Chemex differs from other pour-over systems in that it has higher clarity but lower body (due to its three-layered filter). This means that it has less sediment (if any) and keeps out any oils that might get through a metal filter.
The main pour-over systems I have seen used are these:
These three seem to vary in small ways. Some have more body, and some have more clarity. Chemex is the highest in clarity and lowest in body.
I also just received in the mail Onyx Coffee Lab’s Roaster Sampler Box, which consists of four four-ounce bags of various coffee beans (as opposed to just buying one 16-20 ounce bag). These are the coffees that Onyx decided to include in my shipment.
- Columbia La Plata (Cup: Vanilla Bean, Lemon Zest, Plum, Floral, Pecan)
- Kenya Nyeri Barichu (Cup: Winey, Brulee Grapefruit, Rose Honey, Mouthwatering)
- Columbia Nilo Martinez (Cup: Floral Honey, Vanilla Yogurt, Honeydew, Soft)
- Columbia San Antonio (Cup: Dates, Brown Sugar, Nutty, Stone Fruit, Creamy)