The Chemex is simply beautiful – a pour-over style coffee brewer, with a glass flask shaped like an hourglass. The design is so simple yet stunning that it’s actually featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. And, not only will it make your coffee look good, it’ll taste great too. That’s why it’s on our list of favourite at-home brewing equipment. Just be sure to use it right.
At Science of Coffee, we understand that making that perfect cup of coffee is an art and a science – you need to start with top quality coffee (sourced and crafted from only the very best beans) and then use the right equipment to ensure you get the most out of your bean and brew.
At Science of Coffee, we are champions of Direct Trade. But what does that mean and why do we care?
Direct Trade occurs when coffee roasters buy (most often single origin coffee) directly from coffee farmers. The roaster pays the farmer for their coffee beans, establishing a direct relationship with them. This cuts out middle men, as well as regulatory organisations, with the aim of delivering a great product while respecting the farmers’ livelihood.
Have you ever had a bad cup of coffee and wondered what went wrong? As any barista worth his bean will tell you brewing the perfect cup is an art – in fact, we’d say it’s a science.
So, how to make sure you get that perfect cup every time? It might surprise you to know that it doesn’t take the fanciest equipment to make a great cup of coffee – a Chemex coffee maker, Aeropress, or French press will do the job. However, it does take some knowledge and the right blend of select ingredients.