Which is Better: Chemex or Press Pot?

 

 

If you're still undecided which brewer to use between Chemex and Press Pot, you need to watch the video above to find out which works best for you.

I do have a How To Brew Coffee with Chemex video available, so I'm not gonna go too much into detail how to brew. Mainly, I just want to compare and contrast if you want to buy a Chemex or a Press Pot.

Key Takeaways

Basically, the Press Pot uses a very coarse grind. It's probably the coarsest grind of coffee that you'll use in any brewer. That's because of its direct contact with water for the entire 5 minutes.

On the other hand, the actual filter of Chemex is very thick, so you use a medium to coarse grind. Unlike Press Pot, it's funneling through.

One of the greatest things about using a Press Pot is that you don't need a pour over kettle in order to put the water in. For Chemex, you're gonna need to have a pour over kettle. Something that you can control the flow rate.

Both brewers take about the same amount of time to brew if we're talking about the time commitment. So you don't have to worry about that either.

The clean up with the Chemex is to take the filter out and throw it in the trash. That's it! For Press Pot, you take out the filter and figure out some way to clean the coffee out of the bottom of the press. And it's definitely not my favorite part. That's why I prefer the paper filter in a Chemex which is easy to clean over metal filters of a Press Pot.

Overall, I really like the filter of a Chemex because it's so thick. It filters all the sediment out of a cup. To me, it's a super crisp, clear, and clean cup of coffee. If you can only see that in actual, but there's no cloudiness, nothing but the cleanest cup of coffee that you can have.

You may need to try it to believe it!