Thursday, November 05, 2009

Adios Chemex 24

Kimmy and Lindsay working out the kinks.

It's been a long time coming and something I knew I should have done last week.

Today, I issued the order to kill our Chemex 24 Program. What we had once envisioned as the way to Chemex brew two servings of coffee at once had turned into a wild goose chase of poor quality, watery brews that just didn't satisfy. Different grind settings, pour amounts, pour times, brew times, stirring and more all resulted in just unsatisfactory coffee from a device that under 8 ounce and 12 ounce servings produced stellar results (depending on the coffee, of course).

We were a bit disappointed since Lindsay and Kimmy have been working so hard trying to make it work. Thanks though to Aaron Ultimo of Phildelphia's Ultimo Coffee for a Hail Mary phone call the other day in a desperate attempt to keep the Chemex 24 Program alive.

Farewell Chemex 24. Hello Chemex 12...

1 comment:

Chris said...

I was just at a Jam up in MI with Jesse Crouse from Intelligentsia, who did an alternative brewing educational session. He was dosing somewhere around 54g for a 24oz. chemex. I was shocked at first, but found that i got conistently great results with that dose with a few different coffees. I know this is a bit high, but it might be worth trying if nothing else