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 jdwalk6359 EarthLink Revolves Around You.
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: <Snip>
Jared Andersson wrote: <Snip> 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
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 <Snip>
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. ********************* Ed Needham® "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters) *********************
The Chemex is much easier to clean when you finish.