I have a new toy, actually two of them, it is Morphy Richards Accents kettle (in brushed steel finish) with built in Brita filter and Chemex coffee maker.
I adore them both and since they arrived I don’t use anything else to make my morning coffee… I even stopped, completely, drinking instant coffee because the filter coffee is now so easy to make and taste extremely good.
The reason for this is the fact and kettle with built in filter is very convenient to use, I don’t need to filter water then add it to the kettle. This particular one from Morphy Richards additionally is very quick, boils water within seconds. It makes 6 cups / 4 big cups really of tea at a time, what is enough for us… but may require putting kettle on twice for bigger families.
Chemex drip coffee maker is a big time-saver as well, there is no hard to wash parts, just a glass container with two-part wooden neck holder and a leather strap that can be untied when necessary for wash. Specific filters are not mandatory here, any large square paper filters will fit. And it looks very classy, too!
The Chemex makes coffee in minutes but it took me few days before I figured out how much water to put for specific amount of coffee… Finally I used permanent marker to make lines where 2, 3 and 4 cups of coffee will be as I use those quantities most often. Again, 10 cups means here 5 regular cups of coffee.
Nevertheless the taste of coffee made this way is so much better, both because of the Chemex and Brita filter. I tested it on ThreeSixty coffee from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that was send to us, it turned out delicious, with only slight bitterness and clear, fruity flavour.
But then I tested it with coffee that we already had at home and did not really like… just to find out it was not the coffee but the water that we did not like and moreover probably the way we were brewing it before. The difference is huge, but you won’t know till you will try it yourself…
We used here:
Morphy Richards Accents Brita filter kettle (£49.99) – some colours are on sale at the moment,
Chemex 10-cup wood neck coffee maker (£50.00),
and some coffee maker filter papers (£10.00 / pack of 100).