Spencer’s Coffeehouse: “Did you know we now offer Chemex service for all our coffees?”

By R. Justin Shepherd, spencersbg.tumblr.com
Friday, May 31st, 2013 11:00 AM CST

Did you know we now offer Chemex service for all our coffees? Labeled “Sit & Share” on our menu, you can choose from one of a number of coffees, and then give us a few minutes to hand-brew 34 ounces of deliciousness using this distinct filter-drip device. There’s enough for 2-3 people to share, and the thick filter used ensures almost no silt nor oils get through — which means the subtler flavors of each bean get highlighted in a clean, clear cup of coffee.

Now, if you’re a dedicated cream-and-sugar’er, you may prefer the French press — thick, heavy and even a bit gritty, French press brews definitely have their place! But we think many coffees tend to shine brighter through the Chemex, especially lighter roasts like the top-shelf Ethiopia Kochere Yirgacheffe we just brought in. (If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should; it’s one of the best coffees we’ve tasted in years, and the most exclusive coffee we’ve ever carried.)

If you love coffee, you’ll love the Chemex. If you merely “like” coffee, you may find you like it a bit more once you try it this way. And besides: Starting at just $4.50 for the equivalent of three 12 oz. coffees, it’s a pretty decent deal — and a great way to try the distinct and different offerings on our handcrafted coffee menu.

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