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Topic: Chemex vs cona (6 msgs / 96 lines)
1) From: jerry walker
Havent used either of these and wanting oppinions on which makes the best brew i know the cona has the neat factor,but which produces the best end result?
thanks in advance  Jerry
jerry walker
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2) From: Jared Andersson
As with most any quality brewing devise the answer is "yes" they both make
the best cup of coffee.  It is just a different cup in each.  If Tom was
coming for dinner and I was trying to impress him with the best cup I could
make I would use the one I happened to have dialed in for grind, volume of
coffee and particular bean.  Each has produced a stunning and a average cup
for me depending on my ability to get each of those factors right.   What do
you like in a cup of coffee?  That might determine what is best.  Jared
On 10/11/06, jerry walker  wrote:
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3) From: Tim Wat
Jared Andersson wrote:
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Jared:
In your stunning examples of both, what stands out for you?  What does 
Chemex excel at?  What is superlative from the Cona?  Inquiring minds 
and all that...
Regards,
Tim

4) From: Jared Andersson
I  get very good coffee often but unfortunately get stunning coffee less
often than I would like.  I think this has the most to do with me changing
coffee, roast, grinders and brew methods too often to manage all the factors
that can take a coffee go from good to great.  My espresso improved
dramatically when I stuck with one bean for a while.  About a year ago I was
getting a ton of body out of my Chemex .  It was crazy.  Some how I got
lucky and really nailed the grind, roast and bean combination.  This
unfortunately only lasted until my Solis broke and I started to mess with
it.  I  haven't been able to replicate the coffee since (note to self, write
stuff down when it works).   When the Cona is great it is like a press pot
without the sediment.  Super smooth with little or no sediment.   Practice
and experimentation give me my best cups with whatever I am using and
unfortunately the Cona just doesn't get use daily so the practice and
experimentation suffer as does my cup at times.
Jared
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5) From: Ed Needham
It's all about personal tastes and how you like to make coffee.  Neither is 
better than the other.
Get both and see which one you use more often.
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6) From: javafool
The Chemex is much easier to clean when you finish.


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