Chemex Ottomatic

Steve Williams

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Looks really sleek Michael. Enjoy

For the past 8-9 years I have used the Jura Capresso brand and presently use their Impressa Z5. It will make individualized cups of perfect coffee every time
 

Steve Williams

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#4
I don't know either but would suggest that you have a versatile machine that can make individualized cups to suit both your tastes
 

dallasjustice

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Best cup of coffee I've had. The Ottomatic simply automates the the respected "pour over" method to brewing coffee. All the parts are first class and there's no plastic parts touching the hot water or coffee. Here's a pic:
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dallasjustice

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Pour over coffee tastes similar to French press minus the bitterness. Also, the chemex filter removes all of the debris and sediment. It's a clean, bold and well balanced brew. There is a hot plate but it doesn't get that hot. It only stays warm. So, it's best to drink it as soon as it's ready. It takes about twice as long for the brewing process to finish compared to a normal automatic drip brewer. The Ottomatic mimmiks the proper pour over technique. Maybe a manual pour over could be even better, but i just don't have that much patience in the morning.
 
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Pour over coffee tastes similar to French press minus the bitterness. Also, the chemex filter removes all of the debris and sediment. It's a clean, bold and well balanced brew. There is a hot plate but it doesn't get that hot. It only stays warm. So, it's best to drink it as soon as it's ready. It takes about twice as long for the brewing process to finish compared to a normal automatic drip brewer. The Ottomatic mimmiks the proper pour over technique. Maybe a manual pour over could be even better, but i just don't have that much patience in the morning.
Believe it or not, sometimes I like the sediment and when I want it I use my grandmother's stainless steel Cory vacuum pot. The Chemex (manual) definitely takes longer to brew than a regular pour-over drip because their filters really do filter extremely thoroughly and in my experience tend to clog because of it.
 

dallasjustice

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Can't argue with James Bond(Sir Sean Connery was the greatest Bond). Here's the proper Chemex method. The Ottomatic follows the start/stop and circular pouring patterns demonstrated here:
 

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You still loving the Chemex?

I have a techni vorm. Lots of plastic parts. The carafe leaks when you pour a cup or into the reservoir. It does make a good cup and hot plate keeps things at a good temp for 2 hours (all though the first cup tastes better than the last if you let it sit for 2 hours)

I might return the technivorm and try your Chemex...
 

dallasjustice

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I've never had a coffee maker like a technivorm so I can't make that comparison. But it's safe to say the Chemex makes a unique cup of coffee. I personally find it to be a very refined cup of coffee

The only negatives I can find has to do with the machine; not the Chemex brewer. The Ottomatic leaves a little water in the tank, which requires me to manually drain it out on occasion. It's not a big deal, but you should know that. Also, the hot plate is more like a very warm plate. It's best to drink the coffee right away. If not, the temp will fall so that it's just warm after about 15 minutes. I think there's a rubber plug one can buy to keep it hotter but it may not work that well either. Overall, I'm very happy.



You still loving the Chemex?

I have a techni vorm. Lots of plastic parts. The carafe leaks when you pour a cup or into the reservoir. It does make a good cup and hot plate keeps things at a good temp for 2 hours (all though the first cup tastes better than the last if you let it sit for 2 hours)

I might return the technivorm and try your Chemex...
 

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