Is Chemex Coffee Stronger Than Other Brewing Methods?

Chemex strength

The Chemex is a very simple drip coffee maker that is stronger than normal coffee. The reason that the coffee is stronger is that Chemex filters are 20 to 30 percent thicker than other pour methods. This method will result in a much richer cup of coffee. The Chemex coffee brewer is glass and looks very stylish, it comes in several sizes the 6-cup or 8-cup being the most popular.

Is Chemex Coffee Stronger?

The Chemex 6 cup comes with the company’s bonded paper filters, these filter out all of the coffee sediment and some of the oils. The coffee has a rich flavor and a light body, taking about four minutes to prepare. Because of the excellent filter, you can also make iced coffee, a very good choice in hot climates. To make iced coffee, cut your water down to one third, and add a layer of ice to the base of your carafe. The coffee pours over the ice and chills instantly, this preserves the flavor and the aromas.

Espresso is a coffee that can be bitter, and because Chemex has the thicker filters it absorbs many of the acids found in coffee that cause bitterness, leaving Chemex with a more rich aromatic flavor. However, if you prefer a bitter coffee Espresso is for you.

Espresso contains a 2 oz double shot and has around 80 mg of caffeine. Whereas 12 oz of brewed coffee has 120 mg. So there is more caffeine in an average cup of drip coffee than in espresso. However, espresso is much bolder due to getting the full flavor of the coffee without it being filtered away (drip-coffee).

There are now so many options and mostly we don’t want to make the same brew every day, The French-press comes with a process of filter-less brewing. It simplifies the removal of the finest fragments of your coffee beans. Chemex utilizes a brew method and a specially designed filter, and like a cup of tea, you need to warm the pot first before brewing in it. The French -press not requiring a filter, has a brewing time of 3-4 minutes. Both the Chemex and French-press are very portable and can be taken with you to your holiday house or campsite.

Drip coffee makers are very popular as they keep your coffee warm after brewing and before serving, an ideal situation for after-dinner guests when you never know what time coffee will be required. All you need to do is grind the beans and add them into the filter, and the machine does the rest.

Picking the right beans is trial and error and largely depends on individual taste. The drip coffee maker takes between five and ten minutes to complete the process. French- press and Drip coffee makers both have a similar size of capacity to suit your needs. The French-press does not have a heating plate so the coffee cannot be kept warm for long.

Percolated coffee wafts a lovely enticing fragrance through the air, and has a stronger flavor due to the extraction process, and if you want a lighter smooth coffee use a drip coffee maker.


Why does an Italian espresso taste better?

A1. An espresso contains between 63 to 80 mg of coffee. and the flavor comes from the grounds/water ratio. The beans have been roasted for a long time bringing out the flavor.

How much caffeine is in drip coffee?

Drip coffee contains 160 mg. caffeine in an 8 oz cup.

How much caffeine is too much?

Up to 400 milligrams, a day is a safe level for healthy adults. Remember caffeine is contained in energy drinks and chocolate as well as coffee.

Is coffee good for me?

Studies have shown that coffee is good for you when consumed in moderate amounts. It sharpens focus and helps to clarify thinking. Some people are able to consume much larger quantities than others.

Why is Chemex so good?

The advantage of Chemex is the much more densely woven filter that regulates, acids, and coffee oils while slowing down the water passing through it. This will result in a better-developed coffee flavor.

How does a Chemex work?

  • Place filter and coffee on top of Chemex carafe.
  • Pour boiled water slowly over grounds, and gravity passes it through the coffee.
  • The thicker filter ensures slow extraction.
  • Produces a thicker coffee with a rich flavor.