teesui
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Oct 25, 2017
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With all the different pour-over equipment out there (Kalita Wave, Hario V60, Chemex etc), which one do you swear by?
I'm also of the mind that there's not much difference between the drippers, but proof me wrong!
Oct 25, 2017
Wusson
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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think I can prove you wrong perse, but having owned both a chemex and a v60 I can vouch for the fact that the coffee produced is not quite the same.
The chemex uses much thicker/heavier paper that seems to make for a 'lighter' tasting cup. They both make excellent coffee and it is very similar, but on the whole I think I prefer the chemex. They're damned pretty too!
Oct 25, 2017
KingGhidorah
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Oct 25, 2017
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I agree, the filter is the biggest difference between the two [v60 and chemex]. The Chemex is also easier to use in my opinion, but I also think that 99% of the time my v60 makes a better cup. I won't argue this myself, but a friend of mine swears that those little swirls on the sides of the v60 make it completely different to everything else.
Oct 25, 2017
caiobrighenti
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Oct 26, 2017
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I can't speak to the Kalita or the Hario, but I own a Chemex and it's a absolute pleasure to use. The vessel itself is gorgeous, and brewing in it is such a breeze. Not to mention it makes a delightfully tasting coffee. I used a french press for a long time before buying my Chemex and I 100% prefer the Chemex.
Oct 26, 2017
djfluffkins
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Oct 26, 2017
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I own all 3. The one I swear by is the Kalita Wave. The v60 and Kalita are a tossup but the Kalita is more forgiving (but the paper filters for the v60 are cheaper). The Chemex is good but I'll only use it when I really need to produce the quantity that I would get out of an 8-cup Chemex.
Be SURE to get the appropriate Kalita or Hario to the volume you will constantly be brewing. The V60 size 2 is too big if you want to do sub 20g of beans, that's why I bought the smaller Kalita for it). Generally speaking because the Kalita has 3 holes to get water out of rather than the 1 from a V60 it makes it easier to get a better cup even if you aren't completely together before the first cup of the day.
Also, if you are getting a hand grinder you'll get better results grinding for pourover than for Chemex because they require finer grinds. If you are getting a Brataza Vario grinder then you probably don't care :).
Oct 26, 2017
steverhinehart
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Oct 27, 2017
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I use all three frequently and like them all, but I think I tend to gravitate most toward the Kalita Wave. Or, rather, toward the December Dripper now that it's out. I like flat-bottom drippers mainly because I can either really focus on my technique and pull out some nuances from cup to cup, or I can just sortof wing it and still get something tasty. I don't think I could say the same of a V60. The December is quite nice because it adds some extra versatility over the Wave, as it has adjustable flow rate.
Oct 27, 2017
CallieT
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Oct 27, 2017
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Chemex filter papers are thicker. Great for beginners. If you start Using other brand filter paper you really need to have great pour control (gooseneck kettle) otherwise you will be over extracting in parts. The chemex filter is more forgiving in th aspect as it holds the water longer.
Oct 27, 2017
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