One of the bennies of having a twin sister in the coffee industry is staying up-to-date on all of the new and improved ways of brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
I'd like you to meet two of Twinner's dear friends, Matt Higgins & Keith Gehrke, founders of Coava Coffee Roastery and Brew Bar in Portland, OR. These guys focus on brewing single origin and small-batch-roasted coffee.
Repurposed drill press and bench saw tables? Yes, please!
1983 Probat Roaster they restored themselves. They also brew their coffee in a glass Chemex (available online for $36.50) while using a kettle similar to a Hario Buono Drip Kettle (available online for $56.00) which allows them to effectively control their pour.
Perhaps the most unique piece of their brewing system is their recently invented sustainable and reusable filter called the Kone.
The Kone is a photochemically perforated steel funnel designed to completely eliminate the need for paper filters (which can often strip coffee of it's natural oils and flavor).
Since July, the Kone has been featured in The New York Times, Gizmodo, The Fresh Cup Magazine, and several other reputable sources. In fact, Stumptown recently placed an order for 1,000 funnels to use in their coffee shops in Portland, Seattle, and New York.
If you're looking for a new way to start brewing your morning coffee Team Loerke highly suggest investing in Chemex and a Kone. Since Christmas Tim has already gone through a box of Hario paper filters for his V60 Dripper priced at $10.30 a box. It's a no-brainer for us to start investing in something that offers better flavored coffee as well as cuts down on garbage.
Check out this video if you're interested in learning more about how to brew coffee using a Chemex and the Kone. And if you live in the Portland area, be sure and stop by and say hello to our friend's Matt & Keith at Coava!