[Homeroast] Paper towel filters

Clay Spence clayorama at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 17:02:19 CDT 2010


Yes, that was my reaction, too: Brown paper towels. It makes me wonder what
they're thinking.

Clay

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 5:56 PM, John A C Despres <johndespres at gmail.com>wrote:

> To everyone who likes the brown Chemex filters, I apologize in advance.
>
> I hate 'em! A couple months ago, I bought two boxes of the brown ones after
> using the white ones for a couple years. Dunno why I bought the brown ones,
> maybe figured they are better, I guess.
>
> I'd been using the vac pot, then rotated back to Chemex. I didn't make the
> correlation, but I seemed to be suddenly very dissatisfied with my coffee.
> I
> tweaked roats, tried different this and that as well as anything else I
> could think of. It still tasted bad, no matter what I did.
>
> This morning after rinsing the filter, as I always do, I caught a whiff of
> it. Brown paper towel. You know, the kind you dry your hands with in some
> facilities? Then your hands smell like brown paper towel. Well, that's the
> scent that comes from the wet Chemex brown filters.
>
> This afternoon, I bought a pack of the white Chemex filters an tested them
> both dry then wet. Neither has any scent while dry, but once wetted, the
> white remains scent free, but the brown, well, maybe I'll give them to a
> gas
> station for hand drying...
>
> I'm so looking forward to tasting a cup each of the El Salvador Manzno
> Process experiment after dinner!
>
> John
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