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nnatic
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 5:57am
Subject: Capresso Infinity Grind Setting for Chemex
 

I would like to know what setting on the Capresso you guys are using for Chemex brewing.

I am currently using the lowest medium setting (settings are extra fine, fine, medium, coarse) and I am thinking it is too coarse.  Thoughts?

Thanks!
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 6:58am
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity Grind Setting for Chemex
 

Hi,
Chemex is just a drip method of making coffee, it uses paper filters, just like your auto drip machine.

Just grind for drip and adjust from there. Settings on grinders do not transfer from one to another so my #10 will be different than your med. or whatever your dial says.

Any method of brewing requires a good grinder, your goal is consistent grinds without excessive fines or large chunks of unground coffee.

 
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 7:10am
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity Grind Setting for Chemex
 

I am new to good coffee so not quite sure what a good grind should look like for drip.  

Are you stating that the grind from one grinder model to another is different (which i would expect) or from one Capresso to another will differ?  I edited my initial post to be a bit more specfic.

Thanks for the reply and help.   I appreciate it!
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Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 2:07pm
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity Grind Setting for Chemex
 

Each grinder even of the same make and model can and likely will have different results from the same "number" on the adjustment scale due to manufacturing tolerances and the very small size of a coffee ground.

Do you have any pre ground coffee in a can left? If it was ground for drip, the grounds are about the right size as to what you need. Adjust your grinder to get the same results.

Even with drip, size matters, too fine and the drip process is slowed down, too coarse and it will not take the apx 4 minutes it takes to brew drip coffee.

The flavor you get will change from grind size to grind size too, as the amount of coffee essence and oils will change with the grind and brew time.

If you don't have any coffee left, the next time you are passing by a shop, ask to see the grounds they use, they might even give you a few tea spoons to use as a reference if you ask nicely.

It is hard to give a reference to another substance as there are few constants in this world, I was going to say, grind about twice the size of beach sand but then I realized that sand is different from location to location LOL!

The brew water should be 195 to 205 for brewing with drip. Most inexpensive home auto drip brewers do not brew hot enough and that is why you can get better flavor from a manual drip such as what you have over an auto machine because you are able to control the temp properly.

 
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 7:58pm
Subject: Re: Capresso Infinity Grind Setting for Chemex
 

I dont have any ground coffee left but I will try to take a look at some at the office or from a coffee shop to look at theirs.  I guess the other part is that it should take about 3.5 - 4 minutes (is that right) to brew so the grounds should slow the water enough to take that long to brew.  

Well, thinking of that, how much coffee is expected to be brewed in that 3.5 - 4 minutes?  I normally brew with 18 grams of coffee grounds and then use 16.3 * 18 for my water amount.  How long should that process take?

Thanks again.
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013, 1:15pm
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nnatic Said:

I dont have any ground coffee left but I will try to take a look at some at the office or from a coffee shop to look at theirs.  I guess the other part is that it should take about 3.5 - 4 minutes (is that right) to brew so the grounds should slow the water enough to take that long to brew.  

Well, thinking of that, how much coffee is expected to be brewed in that 3.5 - 4 minutes?  I normally brew with 18 grams of coffee grounds and then use 16.3 * 18 for my water amount.  How long should that process take?

Thanks again.

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this works for me and I have a Capresso Infinity grinder. Grind on the far left medium grind, use 15.5 oz. hot water, 21 grams coffee beans. That should pour in about 4 minutes and give you a nice cup. Get an inexpensive scale, it will help. I pour my water with the chemex, filter, and grounds on the scale, tared to zero. Good luck.
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