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on April 28, 2012
My adventures with Chemex began when our fourth drip coffeemaker in as many years died a sudden death. Weary of planned obsolescence, we decided to look for another, less mechanical option for brewing.
We have a small French press, and enjoy the coffee it produces, but I've never been able to avoid the grit. A bit of reading led me to the Chemex sub-culture of lovable coffee snobs. A few video brewing demonstrations later and I decided to give the Chemex a try. We were not disappointed. Velvety, rich, clean coffee flavor. The only drawback were the expensive filters. I tinkered with several tricks involving standard coffee filters (origami folds, knitting my own, etc.), but each failed when making more than 8 ounces.
No need to fear Chemex fans...the K250 Reusable Filter is here! Easy to use, easy to clean and makes a deliciously smooth, grit-free cup of coffee.
Here's my simple cleaning method for the K250:
1. After brewing place the filter (with grounds) upright into a cup. Go about your day. The grounds will dry a bit.
2. Take the filter and shake the dry grounds into the trash (or compost if you're into gardening).
3. Turn the filter point side up and rinse the filter under warm water from the outside.
4. Set the filter upside down on the cup used in step one to dry. Ta da!
Thank you K250 Reusable Filters. You're the frugal brewer's friend.