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Coffee: Chemex Vs. French Press

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Created August 16, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Does it matter how you brew your coffee??

I recently broke my French press and want to buy a Chemex.

I don't drink tons of coffee and try to drink black teas or any teas also but coffee is just Mmmm-mmm good!!

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on December 22, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Miked, I hadnt heard of the steel filter, sounds great! Thanks for the tip!!

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on August 16, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Yep. Personally, I hate french press coffee, and would opt for the chemex if it were a choice between the two. (Or one of those cheap porcelain one cup filter deals) But for my money, I loves me my moka pot.

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Coffee is a fruit seed, not a legume.

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on August 16, 2012
at 01:08 PM

It's not paleo, but it is primal and many people here drink it. Just search on bulletproof coffee to see how many. It's not paleo because coffee is a "bean", although there is some question of where it fits in the grand scheme of plant types. It's difficult to imagine someone brewing coffee 20kya, but who knows for sure. we were pretty resourceful, even before agriculture. But the point should really be: How does coffee affect me? Is it good or bad for me and do I tolerate it okay or not? Whether something is "paleo" or not, doesn't interest me much anymore...

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How is coffee not paleo?

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on December 22, 2012
at 02:07 AM

Taste should rule within bounds of course. For me it is vacuum first then French press and chemex drip depending on the time and situation. Early am Fr P. but later drip but after full dinner back to vacuum. Da Jim

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Chemex and French Press are totally different mechanisms. The French Press keeps all of the oils (which I love), where as the Chemex uses a filter and you necessarily lose those oils. It all depends on the flavor you like. I just bought an Aero Press and I like it. I'll skip all the chem nerd stuff, but as a chemist I love all the nuance with temperature, pressure, and time associated with brewing coffee. It's a great nerdy thing to play with. The Areo Press uses a lot of coffee per cup compared to the French Press, so I use a French Press at home and the Areo Press at work (since my company has a big stash of coffee). I have a stainless steel filter for my Aero Press (by default they use paper filters like the Chemex) which allows the oil through just like a French Press.

If you like the flavor of a French Press, then you'll want some method that keeps the oils. If you like the flavor of drip brewed coffee then the Chemex will mimic that with the paper filter which keeps out the oils.

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on August 16, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Yep. Personally, I hate french press coffee, and would opt for the chemex if it were a choice between the two. (Or one of those cheap porcelain one cup filter deals) But for my money, I loves me my moka pot.

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on December 22, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Miked, I hadnt heard of the steel filter, sounds great! Thanks for the tip!!

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at 10:04 PM

Chemex but with the metal filter. I also prefer a finer/espresso grind for a full bodied flavor. IMO the french press method is far too sludge-y. This said, to each his/her own.

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on August 16, 2012
at 02:37 PM

I love my coffee. I had bought a Keurig about a year ago and when I went Primal I went back to French-Press. The French-Press makes the best cup of coffee. I put a pinch of salt in it to take away the bitterness and let it steep for 4 minutes and it comes out perfect as always. I have stopped using heavy cream and have gone back to black. As the saying goes..."Once you go black..." I need to buy a bigger French-Press to make Iced Coffee now and blend it with some frozen coconut milk ice-cubes for a treat. As I saw on KatieKDid.com.

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on August 16, 2012
at 09:31 AM

Did you just break the glass container of the French press? If so, it's easily replaceable for about $8 to $12. And I agree, love my coffee! And to better answer your question, YES, it matters very much to me how my coffee is brewed. For hot coffee, French press. For cold coffee, it must be cold brewed (not to be confused with "iced" coffee).

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on August 16, 2012
at 01:12 PM

The Chemex is more expensive, and uses filters. I use the french press because it is more economical. However, there are a few studies that show that unfiltered coffee can mess with your cholesterol.

Best thing is to find a coffee shop that has both ways, and talk to them about which is best.

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on August 16, 2012
at 10:57 AM

How is coffee paleo?

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:00 AM

How is coffee not paleo?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 16, 2012
at 01:08 PM

It's not paleo, but it is primal and many people here drink it. Just search on bulletproof coffee to see how many. It's not paleo because coffee is a "bean", although there is some question of where it fits in the grand scheme of plant types. It's difficult to imagine someone brewing coffee 20kya, but who knows for sure. we were pretty resourceful, even before agriculture. But the point should really be: How does coffee affect me? Is it good or bad for me and do I tolerate it okay or not? Whether something is "paleo" or not, doesn't interest me much anymore...

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Coffee is a fruit seed, not a legume.

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on November 27, 2012
at 07:23 PM

try organo gold. its amazing http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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