Something happened to my coffee this morning. I’ve been revisiting the Chemex brewer more lately, mixing between it and my French Press daily. This morning, however, I had only a few beans left, wondering if it would be enough to tip the scale to 44 grams and allow a nice pot o’ java. I emptied both jars (but I’m not sure what the beans were) into the container on the scale, and it dutifully registered the weight – 60 grams.
So, posed with a bit more heft than normal, I ground them all up, poured the resulting grounds into the Chemex and awaited the boiling of water. I poured an initial 16oz of hot water in, and waited. Within an minute to two, I poured the remaining 16oz into the filter. Waited for the brew to complete. When done, decanted all into my two cups. The ceramic mug, I tasted very little thereof. Drank while rushing about the house, finishing the requirements of the day before setting off to work.
It was an hour into my work day before I cracked the stopper on my travel mug. While in a meeting, I indulged. What I found was more flavor than the recent 42-46 gram batches provided. I’m not sure the blend was optimal, but the flavor was better. So, with that, here’s my hunch, perhaps a proposition:
When one is brewing in a filter material, more coffee is required.
Thoughts? I’m going to evaluate this more over the next few days. I’ll try to roast something that does well on short rest tonight, and repeat tomorrow. Anyone want to try as well? If so, post a comment. Or, if you have established proportions, comment as well.
Solo Deo Gloria,