Back to the Sunergos Coffee ShopFebruary 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Posted in Coffee Shop Reviews | Leave a comment
Tags: Chemex, French Press, Sunergos Coffee
Recently my wife and I made it back to Sunergos www.sunergoscoffee.com to try coffee brewed in the Chemex brewer. The picture at the left is of their new location that is still being remodeled on Woodland Ave. We are looking forward to going there when it opens. You remember from an earlier post, “Can You Smell the Coffee?”, that we like to go out on dates to local coffee shops. One of our favorite coffee shops is Sunergos. One time while we were there we noticed two different coffee brewers. Our plan was to try the same type of coffee in both a French Press and a Chemex brewer to see which one we like best. We are also thinking about getting one of the brewers for home use. About a week and a half ago we tried Blend B in a French Press.
So we went back and ordered Blend B in the Chemex brewer. There were different people working on this day then when we first tried the French Press. They were still friendly and helpful. We had some different questions because the two brewers are so different. First I wanted to know what the Blend B was. Blend B is a medium roast of Central and South American beans. It’s a little bolder than I typically think of a medium roast being. It is a very good blend. Both of us liked it. We would definitely buy this blend for home use.
If you are not familiar with a Chemex brewer you can see it here www.chemexcoffeemaker.com. It’s a glass coffee brewer and the filter fits in the top of it. You put your ground coffee in the filter. After bringing your water to a boil you let it sit a little. Then pour a little water over the grind to open up the ground coffee. Wait about thirty seconds before pouring more water slowly into the filter opening and letting it work its way down into the brewer. Add more water until you get to the desired level.
Let me tell you that this was one of the best cups of coffee we have had. It was very clean tasting. No grit or oils in the cup. It was bold and smooth. The Chemex brewed coffee tastes very different than the French Press brewed coffee. They both taste good, but they are very different. Both my wife and I preferred the coffee brewed in the Chemex. If you have never tried coffee in either of these brewers I highly recommend it. I’m sure the staff at Sunergos would be glad to brew a pot for you.
One day we will have to try both of these brewing methods at home against our auto drip machine. That would be a pretty good reason to have some of our friends over too. It could be a coffee brewing and drinking taste test with some of our favorite coffees. Sounds like a plan. And yes, I am looking forward to our next date to a local coffee shop!