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Brew Guide: Using The Able Kone Metal Filter

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

 

Preparation:

  1. Have a kettle ready with at least 1 litre of water, a scale and a grinder.
  2. Weigh out 50 grams of coffee. We will be grinding on a medium-coarse setting using our NO.8 blend.
  3. We recommend starting at 22 on Baratza products or 7.5 on the Fellow Ode. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. Place the ground coffee into the Able Kone and level out the bed.
  7. You should now have 50 grams of ground coffee, off-boil water, and a brewer ready to be used.

Brewing:

    1. Add 100ml of water
    2. Let it bloom for 30 seconds, saturating all of the grounds evenly with circular motions.
    3. At 30 seconds, use a spoon to agitate the grounds for even saturation. Be careful not to touch the edges. 
    4. 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).
    5. Let the water flow through, waiting until you have enough room to do your final pour.
    6. Add the rest of the water until the scale reads 750ml.
    7. Give it a little stir around the edges, a half circle in each direction.

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