Smooth, flavorful, and delicious - these are the usual adjectives used when describing a pour-over brew. No wonder why many are leaving the bulky machines to the coffee shops, and are shifting more to the pour-over brewers.
And in the world of meticulous coffee aficionados and their pour-over brewers, it’s mostly Hario V60 vs Chemex right now.
I have to admit, it’s a tough choice between these two. So, let me break down each one’s merits for you, and let’s look at how they pit against each other in terms of price, ease of use/portability, design, brewing time and the resulting brew:
The Handy Hario V60
The Hario v60 is manufactured by a Japanese company that has been primarily dealing with heatproof glass since 1921. They offer a wide variety of coffee …show more content…
Results are best when you use a gooseneck kettle to manage your pour. Note that a very fine grind size can possibly clog your filter.
This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkUP_PaGDtM) should give you a quick look at the brewing process with the Hario V60.
Brewing with the Chemex follows almost the same set of procedures, the biggest difference being in the filter used, and that the Chemex can also serve as your coffee’s carafe. You can watch how to brew with the Chemex in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaaRlwMQ9J8).
Let’s look at the great equalizer - cleanup and portability.
Both the Hario V60 and Chemex have filters that you can simply throw away after use. However, the Chemex makes for a literally bigger cleanup responsibility, especially if you also use it as a carafe to serve your coffee.
In terms of portability, the Hario V60’s small size and light build makes it the brewer of choice.
Winner: The Hario V60 wins over Chemex across the board for this category, thanks to its convenient sizing and easy-to-clean material.