Brew Guide: Using The Able Kone Metal Filter
The Able Kone can be looked at more like a brewer, not a filter. It is an alternative to the Chemex paper filter because it fits nicely inside a Chemex. It is made of stainless steel, and it still strains out all the suspended pieces of coffee and allows oils and fines to pass through. This contributes to a mouthfeel richer that is chewier with a flavour similar to a french press—paper filter. The Able Kone is designed and engineered to last for a long time because its single-layer design doesn't accumulate any oils or sediment. A quick rinse and occasional scrub are all you need to do to keep the Able Kone in good shape. .
The Recipe: Able Kone for Chemex
Dose: 50 g | Water Weight: 750 ml | Ratio: 1:15
- Have a kettle ready with at least 1 litre of water, a scale and a grinder.
- Weigh out 50 grams of coffee. We will be grinding on a medium-coarse setting using our NO.8 blend.
- We recommend starting at 22 on Baratza products or 7.5 on the Fellow Ode.
- We will be setting our kettle for 96℃ degrees. If you have a stovetop kettle, let it reach boiling temperature right before you start brewing.
- Rinse the filter with hot water. This is because the stainless steel needs to be adequately warmed, so it doesn't absorb any heat while brewing - this will hinder your extraction.
- Place the ground coffee into the Able Kone and level out the bed.
- You should now have 50 grams of ground coffee, off-boil water, and a brewer ready to be used.
- Add 100ml of water
- Let it bloom for 30 seconds, saturating all of the grounds evenly with circular motions.
- At 30 seconds, use a spoon to agitate the grounds for even saturation. Be careful not to touch the edges.
- Add water up until the scale reads 400ml, pouring in a circular motion and avoiding the edges. If needed, adjust the pour speed to maintain a level bed (about ½ inch from the top of the brewer).
- Let the water flow through, waiting until you have enough room to do your final pour.
- Add the rest of the water until the scale reads 750ml.
- Give it a little stir around the edges, a half circle in each direction.