Everyone needs a strong shot of energy to start their day so they can be energetic all day, and for that, we don’t think that any other thing than coffee is a better option to gain energy. There are many brewing methods of coffee that everyone loves.
But while scrolling on Facebook, we caught some people who were fighting that the French press is a suitable brewing method while the other person was saying that the Chemex is better so, by going through their comments, we got an idea for our article that why not we compete for these two and found out which one is better so, let’s compare them.
|Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
|Bodum 1928-16US4 Chambord French press
|The brewing method that was used in this coffee maker is called Filtration or dripping
|The brewing method of the French press is called Steeping
|The taste of coffee after this brewing method is rich and clean
|While the taste of coffee after this brewing method is Full-bodied
|The sizes available in this coffee are 3 cups, 6 cups, and 8 cups.
|The sizes available are 8 ounces, 16 ounces, 23 ounces, and 36 ounces.
|It will take 4 minutes to brew the coffee.
|In this, it will take 5 minutes to brew your coffee
|The body of this coffee maker is fully made of glass.
|The body of this coffee maker is made of stainless steel, glass, and plastic.
|It is a good lightweight machine which is very good for the portability
|The weight of this machine is the same as the Chemex, and this is also good for portability
|In this brewing method, you need to measure the temperature of water manually
|Same as the Chemex brewing method, you need to measure the temperature of the water manually.
Table of Contents
Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
This Chemex coffee maker was invented by chemistry doctor Peter J. Schlumbohm, Ph.D. He was a coffee lover obsessed with the laboratory equipment that helped him make this awesome coffee lover’s product. It has been a family-owned company since 1980, but the Chemex coffee maker was invented back in 1941.
The design of the coffee maker is unique and modern, even though it was invented back in 1949. The design is included in the Illinois Institute of Technology list as one of the 100 best-designed modern times products. If you are a true coffee lover and want to drink a clean and flavorful brew, then this coffee maker is for you.
How it works
- First, take a paper filter and unfold it that it has three face sides
- Now pour the hot water to rinse the filter and eliminate the paper taste from it.
- Now when you rinse it off, it’s time to pour the medium-coarse ground beans of coffee on the filter paper.
- Boil the water to 200° F and pour double the coffee into it.
- You will notice the bubbles on the coffee wait for 30 seconds
- Now you need to pour the water in a circular motion on the coffee grounds
- Now the water will start to drain in the sink, and it would take 4 to 5 minutes
- Now serve the coffee with the beautiful Chemex carafe
- It is how you can make your coffee with the Chemex coffee maker.
Bodum 1928-16US4 Chambord French press
It is a very old method of coffee brew that was probably invented in the 1920s, but at that time, it was not that popular but slowly, it started to be popular in Europe and America in the 195,0s, only three decades after its invention. The other name of the French press is cafetière.
If we talk about the stats, only two percent of coffee lovers in the United States like and drink the French press brewing method. The people who like to drink heavy and full-bodied coffee tend to go for the French press brewing method. This brewing method will take 5 to 6 minutes to brew your coffee. The body of this coffee maker is made of stainless steel, glass, and plastic that gives it a very nice and decent look.
How it works
- You need some things to make the coffee in the press: filtered water, kettle, coffee grinder, coffee beans, and a scoop of coffee.
- The first step is to add some hot water into your press and then leave it so that the press will absorb its temperature.
- Now discard the water; this process is called preheating process
- Now you need to measure the weight of your freshly ground coffee beans
- Now measure the temperature of water it should be around 195° to 200° F
- Ok now you need to put the ground beans and hot water in the tube with the ratio of 1:15
- Put the lid of the coffee maker and wait for 5 minutes
- Now put the plunger down slowly
- Now your French press is ready, enjoy your coffee.
|Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
|9.6 L x 6.3 W x 1.35 H inches
|Bodum 1928-16US4 Chambord French press
|5.3 L x 7.7 W x 11.8 H inches
The above mentioned are some short differences between these two brewing methods, but let’s talk about these two differences in some detail.
These are the two most popular coffee brewing methods, but let’s find out which one takes the least time to brew the coffee.
If we look at the time that the Chemex takes in brewing your coffee, it is around 5 minutes. But there are some preparations that you need to do before the brewing process, and that was like preheating the tube and then preparing the filter for it. So it might take some additional time, according to your resources.
On the other hand, this brewing method will also take 5 to 6 minutes in the brewing process, and then you can serve coffee to your guests, but the thing which makes this brewing method better than the Chemex is that you don’t need to do some preparation before brewing so, this might take less time in brewing in coffee.
At this point, we have French press as the winner because it will take 5 to 6 minutes to brew your coffee without any preparation, while in Chemex, we have to do some additional steps before starting the brew so, it will add some additional time.
Ease of Use
We need to know which brewing method is easy and which ones a bit hard so that we are comparing these to how we can use these methods for coffee making.
The first step that you need to do for making coffee in the Chemex is to use the filter, which is specially made by the Chemex, not any other normal one. Then there is some preheating process of the tube, and at last, you need to pour the hot water in a circular motion. Then you have the coffee to drink.
In the French press, you don’t need to set the filter before making the coffee, and the process of coffee making is really simple in this method. You just need to pour the hot water into the ground beans, and then after some time, press the plunger slowly, and your coffee is ready.
In this comparison, again, the winner is the French press because it is way easier to brew coffee with this method than the Chemex, with two points for the French press and zero for Chemex.
There are many people out there who want to go on camping or travel the world, but they are worried about how will they drink their favorite coffee there so, the best option they have is to take a coffee maker with them but let’s see which one of these coffee makers are suitable for portability.
The Chemex is a good coffee maker if you want to take it with you while traveling. It is not a big coffee maker, and the weight of this coffee maker is also less than two pounds. Usually, the height is also under 9 inches so, you can easily put it in your traveling bag.
The coffee makers that are used for the French press are also smart and tiny; the height is under 8 inches while the weight is the same as the Chemex coffee maker under 2 pounds so, this is also a good coffee maker that you can take with you while traveling and enjoy your coffee.
Portability is the only thing in which we can say that these both have the same number because they have the same weight, height, and length so, you can take them with you while traveling.
All the other things are secondary, but the taste of the coffee is a permanent thing that impacts the people, and they want to buy the coffee maker.
Many people like the taste of the Chemex brewing method because it has a filter that eliminates all the particles and makes your coffee clean and very rich in flavor. But the drawback of the filter is that it eliminates some important oils of the coffee, too, to remove some distinct flavor of the coffee.
In this method, you don’t have to waste your time with the filters, but you can directly start the process, and by eliminating the filter, you’ll get the coffee that is rich in all the distinct flavors and have an aromatic smell everyone loves. But the drawback is that it might have some dirt particles in it that you eliminated in the Chemex.
These two coffee makers have different brewing matters and different tastes, which many people love. We can’t judge that this taste is good and this is bad because every person has different taste buds, so we can say that both are good in taste and earn one point each.
Price is a very important part of any coffee maker because not everybody can pay a lot of dollars for the coffee maker, so we are comparing these two coffee makers in the price.
Chemex is a good brewing method, but it is a more expensive coffee maker in the market; it is included in some premium coffee makers because of the design. Some additional expenses occur because of the filter paper, so this is a high-end coffee maker in price.
French press is a more budget option for coffee lovers, and it does not have any other additional expenses like the Chemex, so if you are on a budget, you can go with the French press.
The winner of the price comparison is the French press because it is cheaper than the Chemex. If you are trying the coffee first time, you will look at which one is suitable for your budget. But if you are a true coffee lover, then the price does not matter for you; what matters for you is the taste; if you like Chemex’s taste, you will pay the price for it.
It is the comparison between these two manual coffee makers. We discussed their pros and cons and the differences between these two; if you are looking for the winner of this comparison, the winner is Chemex.
Chemex has smoother and less bitter coffee than the French press, and it is also not harmful to your health because the water filter is thicker than the other brands, so it removes all the toxic oils from the coffee gives you a good shot of energy.