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Best Kettle For Chemex

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David Lawrence
• Sunday, 29 November, 2020
• 28 min read

Kettles are traditionally a tea drinker’s game, but gooseneck spouts are uniquely suited for a number of coffee makers, like French presses and pour overs. The spindly stemmed devices frequently appear on the shelves of artisan coffee shops and at barista competitions because they offer precise and measured pouring.

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Many stove top models are equipped with thermometers so users know when it’s time to brew (typically between 195 and 205 degrees). Such variety leads to a range in prices, but our round-up covers everything from budget options to high-end, breaking down what we like (and dislike) about each one.

This kettle boasts features you can't find anywhere else, like an option to maintain water temperature for up to one hour and a built-in stopwatch for timing pour-over coffee or tea. From French press users to Chem ex lovers, two subtle factors make a drastic difference in the quality of your coffee: water temperature and the evenness of the pour.

The thermometer is fastened to the lid and has a shaded area over the optimal brewing temperature of 195 to 205 degrees. There's also a great deal of praise for the handle, which is sturdy, ergonomic, and always stays cool to the touch.

Some users warn that the base can occasionally leak and that the item is prone to rust, but overall reviews are highly positive. This budget pick has everything you could ask for in a gooseneck kettle : a grooved handle that stays cool to the touch, a wide lid for easy cleaning, and of course that signature curved spout.

Another nice perk is that this kettle holds up to 40 ounces of water, which is slightly larger than average. Bod um has a long history of manufacturing affordable non-electric coffee makers, particularly French presses, and the company applied its signature touch in crafting this simple, lightning-fast kettle.

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Between its budget price and ease of use, the Bod um Mellor is a great beginner option for those new to gooseneck kettles. Part of the reason it heats up so quickly is that it is on the smaller side, however, holding only 27 ounces of water.

While not a dramatic difference from most kettles, the capacity is something to consider depending on the size of your home coffee maker; an 8-cup Chem ex, for example, holds 40 ounces of water. Once hot, the kettle can maintain water temperature for up to one hour (great for when you get a hankering for that second cup of coffee or tea).

It's slightly cheaper and has a more modern silhouette; many customers specifically love the sleek matte black option. While you can't program the kettle by single degrees, you can select five preset temperatures, each of which is conveniently labeled with its ideal beverage.

This kettle is on the smaller side, with a 26-ounce capacity, and several customers mention that the noise to let you know when the water is ready is either too quiet or stopped working at some point. Nonetheless, this is one of the highest reviewed gooseneck kettles on the market, electric or otherwise, and it's an especially wonderful option for tea lovers.

Customers describe the spout as precise and easy to control, with a steady flow rate. But some added TLC, like routine cleaning and towel drying, should stymie rust issues.

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It's an excellent option for those who have large pour-over coffee makers, or for those who are never satisfied with a single cup of tea. Final Verdict top gooseneck kettle is a clear choice: The Fellow Stage EKG Pour Over delivers better performance and more style than anything else on the market.

The Coffee Gator True Brew Gooseneck Kettle is a far cheaper alternative that still offers precise pouring and a few handy features. He researches a variety of coffee products, from measuring scoops to commercial espresso machines, and interviews field experts for their insight.

Electric kettles are more convenient and typically have a wider array of features, but they're also larger (a consideration for those with limited counter space) and more expensive. But if you’re entertaining a crowd (or have a large pour-over coffee maker), it’s nice to serve everyone without waiting for a second batch of water to boil.

Cleaning: Even though you’re only boiling water in your kettle, you’ll occasionally want to make sure you’re removing any built-up scale residue. But electric kettles come in a huge range of prices, from $15 to over $150, and a dizzying variety of sizes and materials.

We put 15 models representing a spectrum of designs and price points to the test to find the vert best. As a brand, Ox has long proven itself reliable for marrying good design with dependable performance, and this kettle is no different.

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First, performance: the kettle brought four cups of water to a full boil in less than five minutes, making it among the speediest models we encountered. We liked the pleasant beep that reminded us that the heating cycle had ended and the convenient hold setting that kept the water up to temperature for 30 minutes.

The backlit dial on the base is clear to read and makes it easy to program in the temperature of your choice (between 170 °F and 212 °F). We loved that the heat-safe glass carafe made it easy to see what was going on inside and that the rubberized no-slip ergonomic grip felt great in the hand when filling or pivoting to pour.

A whisper-soft, slow-open lid on the carafe lifts with a push and reduces risk of scalding from a splash or a quick release of steam. The size of the whole setup is generous: The carafe can hold 60 ounces, a bit more than the 1.7-liter capacity that is average on most models.

And Ox's satisfaction guarantee, which allows customers to return problematic products for replacement or refund at any point, offers another layer of reassurance. It's arguably even easier to use than the Ox, since it has clearly labeled temperature buttons for a wide variety of functions like green, white, oblong, black and herbal tea, as well as coffee and hot cocoa.

And the optional clear plastic “commercial cover” that is included for the base is a nice add-on if you expect your kettle to get a lot of wear and tear. We also appreciated the extra generous hold setting that, when activated, can maintain the water temperature for one hour.

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The kettle felt good in our hands and had a comfortable molded plastic handle and ergonomic finger rest. The long, slender pour spout performed exactly as a gooseneck should: emitting a fine, even stream of water that's ideal for precision tasks like pouring steady circles into a pour-over or Chem ex coffee filter (or just avoiding splashing hot water all over your countertop).

If you are at all finicky about your coffee or tea, get this barista-quality gooseneck kettle that offers superior temperature precision and ease of use. We were impressed with the speed at which it brought water to a boil (4:45 minutes to be exact), and tests with our Therapy confirmed the reliability of its thermostat.

The water had no “off” flavors; the carafe is compact; and the base has a nice long cord for flexible countertop placement. The narrow spout pours cleanly without dripping and, though not as precise as a gooseneck, offers a fair amount of control for a conventional kettle.

This kettle elicited audible sighs of admiration when we unboxed it in the test kitchen, and there's no doubt about it: the Fellow Stage EKG is a fine piece of industrial design. Of course, all that polish comes with a price tag: At about $150, this kettle costs 50 percent more than even our (relatively pricey) top pick.

That said, we loved the sleek, matte black finish and the minimalist, turntable-esque design of the square base with its smooth radial knob and bright digital temperature readout. The kettle performed consistently and accurately during temperature tests and the slender spout yielded a nice, even pour.

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We particularly liked that the touch-sensitive temperature preset buttons are labeled with suggestions for use (pour-over coffee, white tea, etc) and the smooth, easy-pouring flow of the gooseneck. Still, the Cuisinart Perfected Stainless Steel Electric is an effective, fast kettle with a variety of preset, one-touch temperature controls, a high-quality finish, and a great pouring mechanism.

The other model we tried from Fellow, called the Core EKG electric kettle, looks identical to the luxury one featured above except without the gooseneck spout. Instead, it features the standard pitcher spout, which makes it easier for filling up pots of water but harder for precision pours.

Like all products made by the iconic Italian company, the Meg 50s Retro Electric Kettle is super cute and comes in eight colors. But the body of the kettle is a little bulky (not heavy, but slightly awkward to maneuver) and the pitcher spout wasn't as easy to control as some other non-goosenecks we tried.

Not only is it easier, it's safer, because sometimes I let myself get back in bed and fall asleep after getting up to boil water, which would be a serious hazard if I were using the stove,” says Senior Food Editor Anna Stockwell. Pour over requires a very constant flow of coffee to give the best flavor possible.

Most kettles that people have in their homes are more meant to just heat up water for hot cocoa or for other needs, and they work awesome for that! However, these purpose built kettles tend to be more expensive, but give exactly what you need for a great cup of pour over coffee.

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There are a couple great features that the Cattle has (outside just an awesome name) and I’d like to detail them below! As mentioned before, the flow rate of a kettle is important to give a great cup of coffee.

The Fellow Products Stage EKG Electric Kettle is a very cool option, and is probably the most direct competitor. If you need something cheaper, and are able to lose some features, Bod um has the Mellor that should work for most purposes.

Some believe that using a pour over coffee kettle is a waste of time and energy. You have a great coffee maker and now you want a gooseneck kettle, but you’re having a hard time choosing one.

Some lack pouring control, some burn your hand, and a surprising number of them leak strange, and possibly toxic, chemicals into your brew. Fellow Stage is dominating this category with the EKG Pour Over Kettle.

It's the preferred choice of world-class baristas thanks to the sleek design, built-in precision features, and its FULL 1-year warranty. Although it is possible to make a delicious cup of coffee with a standard hot water kettle, having a gooseneck can certainly up your game.

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When it comes to mastering manual pour over coffee, even extraction is crucial, because it leads to improved flavor and aroma of your brew (2). A gooseneck kettle lets you control where your hot water falls on your ground coffee, allowing you to more easily achieve a balanced saturation (better extraction).

A gooseneck kettle makes it much easier to avoid the pain of under-pouring or over-pouring each round. Given that these funky metal kettles are the tools of a connoisseur, it’s absolutely worthwhile to be a little persnickety.

Obviously, you want a gooseneck that doesn’t pour too fast, but speed is the lesser issue in comparison to consistency. A kettle that sloshes out the spout or drools at the beginning of a pour is going to ruin all of that.

Those cheap unknown brand kettles you may see on Amazon for very low price points often suffer from quick wear and tear as well as cracking along joints as they use low-quality metals and too many plastic parts. Keep in mind that you may be holding this kettle over your brewer and out away from your body for minutes at a time, gradually pouring in repeated increments.

However, there are variations, and a few decimal places to the right or left can make a big difference, depending on how you brew. If, for example, you’re the barista of the family, a large size kettle will allow you to keep on brewing without constant refills of unheated water halting your stride.

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Here’s why so many customers, including us, love this kettle : It has a built-in thermometer (no need to spend extra money on an external one). The gooseneck spout makes it easy to achieve the pour over coffee, and it comes with a strong 100% money-back guarantee.

The Mario gooseneck kettle is trusted by professional baristas and at-home enthusiasts alike. Despite this devotion, the Bono doesn’t offer as much control over water flow as some other goosenecks.

The Bono is a capable little dude holding a bit more water than others which would make it a good choice for someone who brews in large batches. Additionally, its beehive design nicely harmonizes with nearly all of Mario’s other coffee products, making it an attractive choice for the fashion-conscious as well.

A slower and steadier flow rate allows for more predictable pouring. It offers you an amazing degree of flow control, its angled spout allows hot water to flow smoothly, and the cleverly angled handle makes pouring much more convenient.

Its sleek and elegant design, and affordable price, makes it worth your money. If you’re used to a slower pour, getting used to the Kali ta may be a bit tricky, yet it isn’t unconquerable.

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The Kali ta kettle gives a very steady and predictable pour, and aiming is relatively easy. In terms of design, the Wave kettle scores high for its graceful styling and classic wooden handles.

Kali ta’s related products are renowned for being the best in the biz, and this kettle is no exception. Modern styling and a matte-black finish (among others) make the Fellow Stage EKG Electric a natural choice for the kitchen fashionista.

Great for those times you’re going to be making multiple carafes of pour over throughout the morning (or the evening). There’s even a built-in brew stopwatch to help you time your pour to the second, and an easy toggle to switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Digital control panel offers 1 degree temperature increments Auto -start feature lets you set a time for the kettle to start heating Select from 6 common preset brewing temperatures The Breast splits the difference between the convenience of a programmable drip coffee maker and the beauty of this style of brewing.

So if you hit snooze a couple of times on your alarm, the Breast will heat your water to the desired temperature, then hold it there till you make it into the kitchen. The Willow & Everett is a simple electric kettle that boils water quickly and shuts off automatically.

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Its 1000-watt element provides quick heating, but it lacks the temperature control offered by pricier gooseneck electric kettles on the list. And the mirror-finish stainless steel exterior gives it a different look from the usual brushed-stainless construction of so many kettles.

There’s a spill-proof lid so you don’t need to worry about water gushing out the top if you pour too quickly. Most impressively for this price point, you get stainless steel, automatic shut off, and the precise water flow you need from a gooseneck kettle.

For the best intersection of price and quality (and for beginners), try The Coffee Gator Kettle. Even though it’s a little pricier than other gooseneck kettles, given its quality, we’d say it’s worth the price.

So, unless you want to compromise the deliciousness of your pour over, a gooseneck kettle (and even a pour-over stand) is non-negotiable. A gooseneck kettle is better because it allows for more precision when brewing coffee manually.

If you want to improve the flavor of your daily cup of coffee you might want to invest in a device that will take your pour over technique to the next level. To spare you some time I gathered the best gooseneck kettles in a list with reviews that will help you choose the right one for your budget and needs. A pour over kettle with a precise spout allows for the water to come out at the right speed and makes it easier for you to achieve a consistent flow rate.

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Here I made sure to include both stove top and electric gooseneck kettles with variable temperature control. A built-in thermometer is also a great kettle feature for both precise coffee enthusiasts and tea lovers.

Coffee Gator stainless steel stove top (gas, electric, induction) with built-in thermometer 5. Wonder Sky stainless steel stove top kettle, suitable for gas, electric and induction To cherry-pick the products, I took into consideration their convenience of use, functionality, durability and how affordable they are in terms of price.

Nevertheless, even the top gooseneck kettles have their flaws, so in my reviews, I make sure to point them out. By reading through you’ll be able to make an informed decision and choose the pour over kettle that matches your requirements and budget best.

Furthermore, many coffee enthusiasts like to slightly alter the temperature of their water depending on the beans they use and their roast profile. So if you’re one of those coffee aficionados, the Color gooseneck kettle, won’t be able to provide the desired flexibility in terms of its variable temperature feature.

Bear in mind that when the water is hot on the inside, the kettle itself feels quite warm to touch. You can decrease the scale buildup on the inside by removing the unused water from the steel container after each use and leaving the lid open for it to dry out quickly.

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The Fine brand offers a high-quality stainless steel gooseneck kettle made in Japan that can be used on gas, electric, and induction stove tops. So if you have a Chem ex, a Mario V60, or a, say, Militia Dipper, but you don’t want to spend too much for a gooseneck kettle, I recommend getting this one.

They just bring the water to boil, remove it from the heat, and let it sit for up to one minute before pouring it over the coffee grounds. Another downside of the Fine gooseneck kettle is the fact that all the product information printed on the box is written in Japanese.

By avoiding high flame you will also make sure that the bottom parts of the stainless steel won’t get discolored. You should also be aware that the Fine pour over kettle doesn’t whistle when the water boils.

Nevertheless, you can easily tell when it’s boiling, as there’s steam and its lid makes a gentle rattling noise. Unlike the electric Color that I reviewed earlier, the Bonita kettle doesn’t have presets, so you can be more flexible.

This will let you do a bit of experimenting to figure out what’s the exact water temperature that extracts the best coffee flavor. With that being said, after reaching the desired temperature, the Bonita kettle can maintain it for up to an hour if you take advantage of the ‘hold’ feature.

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If that’s not the case, you should contact the customer service team, as you’ve been sent a faulty unit. You can check out more info on this issue in the product description section of the Bonita Amazon listing.

It’s without variable temperature control, but it’s still great for daily coffee and tea making. It also has an auto shut off feature, so you don’t have to manually turn it off when the water starts boiling.

Meanwhile, its pour spout provides the necessary control when brewing a Chem ex or a Mario V60 batch. Their customer service is remarkable and if you ever need some sort of assistance, they’re always ready to help and make you satisfied with your purchase.

The Coffee Gator stove top kettle also comes with a nice silicone cover that prevents burning your fingers on its body. Important: If you use your Coffee Gator on the gas stove, make sure it’s not on high heat, to avoid melting of the silicone cover.

There’s actually another stove top pour over kettle offered by the Coffee Gator company. The Breast Artisan has accurate variable temperature control which is beneficial for making both coffee and tea.

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The kettle ’s spout allows for a consistent flow rate and precise control of the pour. This electric device heats up water fast and does a perfect job of keeping it at the desired temperature for an hour.

All of this combined with its other user-friendly features make the Breast one of the top electric kettles for pour over coffee. Furthermore, the Breast kettle always remembers the last temperature you’ve last dialed in, even after you turn it off or unplug it.

The water temperature can also be shown in Celsius, which makes this gooseneck kettle a perfect pick for Europeans too. The Breast Artisan electric kettle has a 30 oz (900 ml) max fill line.

A disadvantage of this electric device would be the fact that the interface isn’t very intuitive and it might be a bit frustrating to figure out what each control does. Nevertheless, the Breast Artisan gooseneck kettle does come with a helpful user manual.

If you use it on a gas stove top make sure the flame is smaller than the kettle ’s base to avoid overheating its handle. Lower heat also means that it will take longer for it to bring water to a boil.

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Nevertheless, many people use it to decant boiling water, which drops the temperature to a degree within the optimal range for pour over. The Fellow Stage EKG is an ergonomic and functional electric kettle with variable temperature control.

With its minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing looks, it’s one of the top picks on this list in terms of appearance. This gooseneck kettle heats up quickly and it’s great at maintaining the selected temperature steady once reached.

The first one would be that the Fellow Stage gooseneck kettle only holds 30 fl oz (or 900 ml). It also doesn’t make any sort of noise when the desired temperature is reached, which causes an inconvenience to some.

Another disadvantage would be the fact that despite its relatively high price, this kettle isn’t as durable as one would assume. So if you’re looking for an efficient gooseneck kettle to make pour over coffee with, you won’t regret it if you choose this one.

Its spout makes it easy for you to evenly immerse the grounds in the water while pouring. If I have to point out a disadvantage, I’d say that the thermometer is pretty much the weakest link of this product in terms of durability.

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I would recommend the Wonder Sky gooseneck kettle to anyone because of its high quality, sturdiness, and the pouring precision it allows for. I hope I did help you out and you’ve managed to choose the gooseneck kettle that suits your needs best.

If you are just diving into the world of pour over coffee with a new Chem ex, Mario V60, or another similar device, I’m sure that you’ll be more than happy when you start using your kettle. No matter whether you’ve picked an electric one with variable temperature control, or a stove top version, it will definitely improve your pouring technique and the flavor of your coffee.

Some of them are the grind size and consistency, that can be improved if you opt for one of the best coffee grinders for pour over (click the link to check out the Woke Lark’s comprehensive buyer guide and product recommendations). It is a perfect match for brewing with our CHEM EX ® coffee makers, tea makers or any pour over device you may have.

The shape is born from the iconic hourglass profile, the gooseneck spout is curved and pointed for the perfect pour, the induction base has been engineered to heat water to the exact selected degree. This product is anything but ordinary and sure to be a conversation piece as much as it will be an integral part of your daily routine.

Induction ranges tend to be energy efficient, fast, and follow a clean design line. Another major reason we choose induction is that it allowed us to develop the kettle without any electrical components housed within its vessel.

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This way we were able to get the capacity without adding weight and the kettle is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Because of the choice to use induction, we needed to make the bottom of the kettle stainless steel which complements the glass stunningly.

But, if you regularly brew with an auto-drip coffee machine, you might want to bust out or buy a French press and enjoy an extra-flavorful beverage on the mornings when you've got a few more minutes to yourself. Amazonian an eight-cup capacity, this classic pour-over maker has a chemical lab feel and is still a fine choice both aesthetically and functionally.

Amazonian it a step further with this digital kettle, which allows you to select the appropriate temperature you need for your favorite coffee brewing method or loose-leaf tea. The water will get hot quickly and precisely, setting you up for a superbly flavored cup of coffee or tea.

Amazon you've got the pour over and the kettle, and you're committed to seeing this brew process through to the end, then take the red pill and get yourself a kitchen scale, too. This digital kitchen scale will help you achieve the ideal ratio of beans to hot water, so that you don't end up with a coffee that is too bitter or too weak.

Using these circular coffee filters, the Progress is small and lightweight, making it perfect for packing in your carry-on. And, cleanup is even easier -- you're left with a puck-shaped cake of coffee grounds that you simply push into the trash (or into your compost bin) and then a quick rinse of the Progress sets you up for the next cup.

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Amazonian up the whimsy with this Dialect stove top espresso maker, preferably in a bright color. There is something very satisfying about watching coffee bubble up the spout and into the pour section of one of these portable espresso makers (also called a Mona Pot).

As pretty as they are functional, these items are great to leave out as conversation pieces. Amaranths cold brew coffee kit with a Mason jar and stainless steel fine-mesh filter can take you there.

The slower process unlocks milder, smoother coffee flavors, leaving you to add milk or sugar to your drink only if you're looking for some extra indulgence. Amazon you're really in the mood to treat yourself, this automatic pour-over coffee maker will do the trick.

Don't be a dried up piece of roast goat -- make a good cup of coffee. The process of weighing the beans, manually grinding them, taking the kettle off the boil at just the right temperature and proceeding to brew my V60 just makes the final cup more rewarding in a way I can't really explain.

Was at the grocery store this morning (Aldi) and they had a Bod um French press for sale pretty cheap, and I decided to get myself a little present. I'm pretty sure I followed all the instructions exactly (though they didn't make it easy to figure out how much coffee to use for a full pot) and the result is blowing my mind.

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The mistakes I'm thinking about are the bigger ones that can help the next person beginning or trying to perfect their coffee brewing journey. I would have saved myself a lot of undesirable results if I had started with a grinder that produced a more uniform grind size.

Aussie's coffee wanker here and I'm really curious, is Starbucks still the biggest thing over there or have more gourmet, specialty stores opened or don't people really care? The local café next door to it was miles better than a giant multi-million dollar business.

I mean maybe we've been conditioned to “quality” over here but even like really bloke guys I know will go for that good specialty stuff then just regular coffee. And even people new to the country who I've met at uni keep going to Starbucks because they know the name not realizing that there are dozens of much better cafés down the road.

I used to reboil water in kettle, before pouring it in Mona pot, but few months ago, an idea came to me. After water starts boiling, I take it off gas, screw the rest of Mona pot on, and return it to stave.

They are 20-30% heavier than most paper filters and are “scientifically formulated” to keep the bad stuff out of your final cup. So if there's one thing to focus on with the Chem ex, it's getting your grind right by starting on the coarser side of the spectrum.

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If you really want to experience a notable difference in the way your coffee tastes when brewing with the Chem ex, use these steps as a starting point. Keep in mind that everybody has their own technique when it comes to preparing coffee, so following this guide exactly as-is will not guarantee great results.

Shake the Chem ex to settle the ground coffee so it is distributed evenly throughout the filter. Pour slowly from the center of the bed of coffee in a spiral motion towards the outer edges.

Water should always be coming into direct contact with ground coffee as it's being poured. Let the coffee “bloom” (expand and bubble as the CO2 is escaping) for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

If your coffee is a couple of weeks past the roast date, let it bloom closer to a minute. In this case, 225 grams of water is 15 times the weight of the coffee.

There are so many variables that come into play when making coffee, and this is especially true when you're using a pour over brewer like the Chem ex. Still, it's a lot of fun making adjustments to these variables to see how it affects your brewed coffee.

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I normally like to use a coarser grind with the Chem ex because of the thick filters and small surface area for the brewed coffee to pass through. If the grind is too fine your coffee is at risk of over-extraction and potential bitterness.

A good rule of thumb is to adjust your grind so the total brew time is between 3 and 4 minutes. Try pouring the same amount of water in the same pattern across 15 second intervals.

Just make sure you are taking notes on how this impacts your final cup of coffee. The most important part of making pour over coffee is to have fun while doing it.

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